“I believe that no one should be shortchanged or treated unfairly simply because of who they are or what they believe. That is why I am committed to fighting for equality and to ensuring that our clients know they have an advocate in their corner.”
Lauren A. Khouri is a Partner at Correia & Puth, PLLC, dedicating her practice to the civil rights of individuals in the workplace and in schools. Ms. Khouri represents clients in all aspects of the firm’s litigation practice. Her work includes fighting pregnancy discrimination, sexual harassment, disability discrimination, student and employee rights under Title IX, and additional types of discrimination and retaliation prohibited by state and federal civil rights statutes. Best Lawyers recognized Ms. Khouri as a leader in civil rights law in both 2019 and 2020. Ms. Khouri was also selected by her peers for recognition in 2019 and 2020 as a Rising Star in employment law.
Prior to Correia & Puth, Ms. Khouri was a fellow at the National Women’s Law Center, where she advocated for women’s economic security and equality in education and employment. She worked to protect the rights of pregnant and parenting students and employees and to increase protections against discrimination through administrative actions and legislative advocacy.
Ms. Khouri earned her law degree from American University Washington College of Law (WCL). During law school, she served as a student attorney in the General Practice Clinic and interned at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Department of Justice, and the National Partnership for Women & Families. She also worked with D.C. Public Schools in the General Counsel’s Office, aiding the District in compliance with Title IX and other federal and local laws. Ms. Khouri was the Senior Content Editor for American University Labor & Employment Law Forum, a member of WCL Moot Court Honor Society, and the WCL representative to the American Bar Association. She is a recipient of the American University Dean’s Award for Professional Responsibility and the Pro Bono Exceptional Service Honors Award.
Prior to law school, Ms. Khouri completed a year-long fellowship with the Coro Fellows Program in Public Affairs, a social justice leadership development initiative, and worked at the White House with the Domestic Policy Council. She received her Bachelor’s degree in Sociology and Criminal Justice from Saint Louis University.
Ms. Khouri is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Metropolitan Washington Employment Lawyers Association and for Teaching for Change, a nonprofit that supports educators who advance social change through classroom instruction.
Ms. Khouri is admitted to practice law in New York and the District of Columbia.