Lauren E.M. Russell


Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP
Rodney Square
1000 North King Street
Wilmington, DE 19801

Tel: 302.576.3255


Lauren specializes in the representation of employers on a range of issues relating to compliance with local, state, and federal labor and employment laws and constitutional provisions. She provides compassionate and responsive counsel, targeted at achieving client goals while minimizing cost and risk.

Lauren emphasizes client counseling—on issues ranging from wage and hour compliance, to workplace training and investigations, to effective employee terminations—with the goal of avoiding litigation before it begins. Her counseling practice includes handbook revisions, effective policy implementation, and on-site training.

Lauren has developed and conducts specialized in-house training for emerging legal issues including the pregnancy, reproductive rights, and family care provisions of the Delaware Discrimination in Employment Act. One of her current programs outlines the complexities of the #MeToo movement and offers executives essential information on harassment avoidance and modifying corporate culture. Lauren also conducts high-level investigations of discrimination and harassment on behalf of employers.

When litigation becomes necessary, Lauren is a dedicated advocate, aggressively pursuing her clients’ best interests and providing clear guidance at each stage of the proceeding. Lauren has litigated a wide variety of employment-related matters to successful resolutions, including employment discrimination, non-competition, and constitutional law cases. Lauren has experience in each of Delaware’s state and federal courts, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit. Lauren also regularly assists clients in administrative proceedings before state and federal administrative agencies, including the EEOC, the Delaware Office of Anti-Discrimination, and the Delaware Unemployment Insurance Appeals Board.

  • Temple University Beasley School of Law  (J.D.)
  • Wesleyan University  (B.A.)
    • With Honors
Young Conaway represents private and public sector employers in all facets of management-side employment and labor law.

Our lawyers have extensive litigation experience and regularly represent clients in Delaware’s state and federal trial and appellate courts, before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the U.S. and Delaware Departments of Labor, the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and other state and federal administrative tribunals.

We also provide day-to-day and long-term advice aimed at preventing problems before they occur. This proactive approach includes counseling regarding personnel policies and practices, implementation and enforcement of restrictive covenants, arbitration programs and employment law compliance audits. Attorneys in the section advise employers regarding legal considerations involving issues such as hiring, firing, promotions, and layoffs.

Young Conaway Stargatt & Taylor, LLP, one of Delaware’s largest law firms, counsels and represents national, international and local clients, handling sophisticated advisory and litigation matters involving bankruptcy, corporate law and intellectual property.

Young Conaway also guides regional businesses and individuals through a myriad of employment, personal injury, real estate, tax, estate planning, environmental, and banking issues from the firm’s offices in downtown Wilmington, DE.

Lauren Russell is a go-to lawyer for labor and employment matters, both contentious and advisory.
Sources report: “She’s very personable and very solution-oriented.” and “She’s terrific.”
Chambers & Partners