Beth A. NortonSpecial Counsel

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Beth Norton represents clients with regard to both traditional labor law matters and general employment concerns.

In the labor realm, Ms. Norton represents some of New York City's largest public employee unions in negotiations, arbitrations, administrative proceedings and litigation on a variety of issues in both state and federal court, including contract and pension issues as well as statutory and constitutional rights. Ms. Norton was involved in successfully representing a coalition of unions, community groups, parents and elected officials in challenging the improper closure of schools in violation of provisions of the State Education law.

In addition, Ms. Norton represents private employers in connection with employment-related issues, including discrimination and compensation claims, before state and federal courts as well as state and federal fair employment agencies. She also advises in-house counsel and human resources personnel with respect to issues involving compliance with local, state and federal laws, including Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family and Medical Leave Act.

Ms. Norton is also actively involved in The Public Service Project at Stroock, concentrating on issues of equity and access in education. In this role she has not only fought for children with disabilities and their families who are attempting to receive a full and fair public education but also provided training on special education law to not-for-profit partners and their clients.

Prior to re-joining Stroock in 2010, Ms. Norton was an associate with Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where she practiced in its labor and employment practice group.

Honors & Awards

  • The Legal 500 United States


  • Member, American Bar Association
  • Member, New York City Bar Association

Admitted To Practice

New York, 2006; Massachusetts, 2005

U.S District Court, District of Massachusetts, 2008; U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 2008; U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 2008; U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit, 2009


Ph.D., Boston College, 2013

J.D., cum laude, Boston College Law School, 2005

M.Ed., University of Massachusetts, Boston, 1997

B.M., magna cum laude, University of Massachusetts, Lowell, 1992

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