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.
- The Legal 500 United States
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, New York City Bar Association
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
August 3, 2018|New York Law JournalAlan Klinger and Kayley McGrath mentioned, and Beth Norton quoted in “Judge Preserves Discrimination Claims by Disabled Students Against Success Academy”
August 2, 2018|Press ReleaseNew York Lawyers for the Public Interest, Stroock and Advocates For Justice Win Decision in Case Against Success Academy Charter School for Discriminating Against Children With Disabilities
June 1, 2018|Press ReleaseStroock Advises Atlas Merchant Capital as Co-Lead Investor in Closing of $2 Billion Acquisition of Talcott Resolution from The Hartford
June 1, 2018|Press ReleaseStroock Receives Honors in 16 Practices from The Legal 500 United States 2018:
38 Stroock Lawyers Recognized
December 5, 2017|Press ReleaseStroock Advising Atlas Merchant Capital as Co-Lead Investor in $2 Billion Acquisition of Talcott Resolution from The Hartford
December 4, 2017|Law360Stroock deal team mentioned in "Hartford Sells Life Insurance Business For $2.05B"
February 9, 2017| HABITAT MagazineBeth A. Norton quoted in "New Rules on Minimum Wages and Overtime Pay"
January 13, 2015Stroock Names Two New Partners And Five Special Counsel
August 15, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin“Employment Basics for Family Offices in New York”July 18, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin“New York City Law Requiring Temporary Schedule Changes Becomes Effective July 18, 2018”May 10, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin“Mayor de Blasio Signs ‘Stop Sexual Harassment in NYC Act’”April 17, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin“Governor Cuomo Signs 2019 Budget Bill With Significant Provisions Addressing Workplace Sexual Harassment Claims”March 7, 2018|Stroock Special Bulletin"Second Circuit Finds Sexual Orientation Discrimination Actionable Under Title VII"December 4, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin“New York Paid Family Leave Law Takes Effect on January 1, 2018”September 18, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin"U.S. Department of Labor To Revisit FLSA Overtime Regulations"Spring 2017|Stroock Reports – Public Employee LawStroock Reports – Public Employee LawJanuary 11, 2017|Stroock Special Bulletin"Recent Developments in U.S. Department of Labor Overtime Regulations and Impact for New York Employers"May 19, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin"DOL Issues Sweeping Changes to FLSA Regulations"April 11, 2016|Stroock Special Bulletin"New York Passes Landmark Employee Rights Laws"Summer 2015|Stroock Reports: Public Employee LawStroock Reports: Public Employee LawJanuary 12, 2015|Stroock Special Bulletin"New York State Amends the Wage Theft Prevention Act"December 16, 2014|Stroock Special Bulletin"National Labor Relations Board Rules That Employers May Not Ban Non-Work Use of Employer-Provided Email"January 27, 2014|Stroock Special Bulletin"New York City Employers Must Provide a Reasonable Accommodation for Pregnancy, Childbirth and Related Medical Conditions of its Employees"May 16, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin"EEOC Issues Guidance on Consideration of Arrest and Conviction Records in Employment Decisions"January 19, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin"Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights and Wage Theft Prevention Act"January 5, 2012|Stroock Special Bulletin"Requirements for Notice and Acknowledgement of Pay Rate and Payday"September 23, 2010|Stroock Special Bulletin"New York Enacts Domestic Workers’ Bill of Rights"Fall 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter“Federal Judge Issues Preliminary Injunction, Delaying Implementation Of New Department Of Homeland Security Regulations Regarding 'No Match' Letters”; “New York Social Security Number Protection Law Takes Effect January 1, 2008”June 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter“Supreme Court Holds Timeline for Filing Charges of Discrimination Begins from Time of the Discriminatory Pay Decision”April 13, 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter“New York’s Highest Court Holds Employer Report Filed In Accordance With NASD Regulations Is Subject To Absolute Privilege In Defamation Lawsuit”January 2007|Stroock Employment Newsletter