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Laura Nagel

Advancing the rights of employees, including discrimination based on race, age, gender, disability, the use of Family and Medical Leave Act leave, wrongful termination and disciplinary matters, unemployment cases, and sexual harassment cases
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District of Columbia


New York


Georgetown University Law Center, Washington, DC – J.D. cum laude

Boston College, Boston, Massachusetts – B.A. cum laude

Clients praise Laura Nagel for her “exceptional professionalism and sage expertise.”

Laura represents federal and private sector employees in all areas of employment law including discrimination based on race, age, gender, disability, and use of Family and Medical Leave Act leave. She handles wrongful termination and disciplinary matters, unemployment cases, and sexual harassment cases. She is admitted to practice in Maryland, the District of Columbia, and New York, and also appears before state and administrative agencies such as the DC Office of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

Laura joined the firm in 2013 as an experienced litigator. After graduating from Georgetown Law, she began her career as a public defender in New York City, where she won acquittals in jury trials and won suppression of unconstitutionally obtained evidence at numerous hearings. Laura then continued her litigation practice at a Manhattan white-collar crime and general litigation firm before moving to Syracuse, New York, where she practiced civil litigation and family law. While practicing in upstate New York, Laura frequently conducted hearings and trials on behalf of her clients. When she returned to the DC area, she brought her passion for justice to Alan Lescht & Associates, P.C., advocating vigorously for our clients.

Laura enjoys employing her experience in criminal defense work when defending clients accused of misconduct by their employers and those facing possible disciplinary measures or termination. She is most proud of her work in cases in which she successfully defended physicians facing termination of their employment due to false or unfair allegations of misconduct and/or poor patient care. Laura is prepared to zealously represent clients and litigate cases through hearings when necessary, but she also draws upon her previous experience in civil ligation and family law to help clients reach favorable settlement agreements through mediation or direct negotiation with employers. Laura appreciates that settlement often results in positive resolutions, in less time, and at less expense to clients than protracted litigation, and she recognizes that each of her clients is unique with distinct circumstances, priorities, and needs. She strives to treat each client and case accordingly so that the best possible result can be obtained for them, as individuals.

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Again, thank you and your associates for leading and assisting me through this...Mrs. Nagel most specially for her exceptional professionalism and sage expertise handling my case.
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I am thrilled that I have my license and no report to the NPDB! Those things were key! ... The future is wide open as long as I have my clean license and clean NPDB!! Thanks to you, Laura!
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I received great service and solid advice during would could have been a very difficult background reinvestigation. Specifically, I had issues with several years of unfiled taxes. Laura Nagel was a pleasure to work with. They helped me to submit a response and I got the returns filed. I made it through the reinvestigation process and kept my job. I did not expect it to go so smoothly.


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