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Laura Scully

Fax +1.973.848.4001

Laura Scully is an associate in the Newark office and focuses her practice on labor and employment law on behalf of management. Ms. Scully represents employers before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, including in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, whistleblowing, wage and hour disputes, civil rights, employment contracts, and labor relations. In addition, she drafts employment-related agreements, policies, and forms, and counsels clients on a variety of workplace-related issues.

Ms. Scully was selected for inclusion in the 2016 and 2017 New Jersey Super Lawyers publication as a “Rising Star,” a listing of top lawyers 40 years old or younger.

Professional Background

Prior to joining K&L Gates, Ms. Scully was an associate at New York law firms, where she represented management in labor and employment matters before federal and state courts as well as administrative agencies, and counseled on a wide range of employment issues, including hiring, discipline, leave, reasonable accommodations, background checks, payment of wages, and worker classifications. Before entering private practice, Ms. Scully clerked for the Honorable Claude M. Coleman in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Law Division.


  • Oxford University Press Law Division Award
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in Agency, Partnership, and LLCs
  • CALI Excellence for the Future Award in EU Law
  • Gold Brooklyn Law School Public Service Award
  • Brooklyn Law Students for the Public Interest Fellow
  • Representation of one of the world’s largest cosmetic companies in obtaining at the case’s inception dismissal of a former in-house attorney’s whistleblower action in federal court.
  • Representation of a non-profit health organization and its management-level employees in winning at the initial pleading stage dismissal of all claims against the individual defendants, and dismissal of all but one of plaintiff’s seven claims related to her termination of employment, in a state-court lawsuit.
  • Representation of a Fortune 500 engineering and construction company in a discrimination and retaliation action in federal court where summary judgement dismissal was secured.
  • Representation of various clients across diverse industries in achieving favorable findings, of no probable cause, in federal and state administrative matters involving discrimination and/or retaliation.