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Nantiya Ruan

Employment and labor Attorney at Denver, CO

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NANTIYA RUAN is Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, where she primarily represents employees in class discrimination and wage and hour cases.  Ruan works from her Denver office, where she is also the Hartje and Reese Chair of Lawyering Process at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Prior to joining O&G in 2000, Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. From 2003 to 2004, Ruan was an associate at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, a plaintiffs' firm representing workers in national civil rights litigations.

In 2004, Ruan joined the faculty at Denver Law where she teaches legal writing and advanced workplace law course.  Her scholarship explores the intersection of workers rights, complex litigation, and poverty law.  She also writes on experiential learning with clients and teaching public interest to law students.

 

Licensed for 21 years
State CO
Status Active
Acquired 2005
Updated 10/04/2022
State CA
Status Active
Acquired 2004
Updated 08/08/2022
State NY
Status Currently Registered
Acquired 2001
Updated 06/05/2022

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Outten & Golden, LLP
2255 E Evans Ave Rm 486
Denver, CO, 80210-4705
Outten & Golden, LLP
685 Third Avenue
25th Floor
New York, NY, 10017
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AVVO RATING 9.6 (Superb)

Work Experience

  • Law Professor
  • University Of Denver Law School
  • 2004 - Present
  • Counsel
  • Outten & Golden, LLP
  • 2000 - Present
  • Judicial Law Clerk
  • US Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis, Southern District of New York
  • 1999 - 2000

Education

  • University of Denver
  • MSW
  • 1999
  • University of Denver Sturm College of Law
  • JD - Juris Doctor
  • 1999
  • Villanova University
  • BA - Bachelor of Arts
  • 1993

Associations

  • National Employment Lawyers Association
  • Member
  • N/A
  • Law and Society Association
  • Member
  • N/A

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Thai

Awards

  • Colorado Supreme Court Judicial Fellow Award
  • Colorado Supreme Court
  • 1997

Publications

  • 2017, 2d Ed. (BNA Books)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements (2017)
  • 2017
  • 24 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 103
  • Corporate Masters & Low-Wage Servants: The Social Control of Workers in Poverty
  • 2017
  • Cambridge University Press
  • Individualized Justice in Class and Collective Actions
  • 2016
  • West Academic Publishing
  • Developing Professional Skills: Workplace Law
  • 2016
  • LexisNexis
  • Title VII Disparate Impact in Pay Equity Cases
  • 2015
  • Carolina Academic Press
  • The New 1L: First-Year Lawyering With Clients
  • 2015
  • 50 Harv. C.R. - C.L. L. Rev. 1
  • Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours & Income Stability
  • 2015
  • LexisNexis
  • Challenges to Non-Selection Screening Devices: The Disparate Impact of Credit and Criminal Background Checks
  • 2015
  • 20 Clinical Law Review 429
  • Student, Esquire?: The Practice of Law in the Collaborative Classroom
  • 2014
  • 59 Villanova Law Rev. 35
  • Scheduling Shortfalls: Hours Parity as the New Pay Equity
  • 2014
  • 91 Denv. U. L. Rev. 869
  • Pay Inequality, Access To Work, and Discrimination
  • 2014
  • 2014, 2d Ed. (BNA Books)
  • Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements (2014)
  • 2014
  • 2013 Mich. State L. Rev. 1103
  • What's Left to Remedy Wage Theft? How Arbitration Mandates that Bar Class Actions Impact Low-Wage Workers
  • 2013
  • 30 Hofstra Labor & Emp. L. J. 355
  • Same Law, Different Day: The Last Thirty Years of Wage Litigation and its Impact on Low-Wage Workers
  • 2013
  • 90 Denv. Univ. L. Rev. Online 7
  • "Sexting" and Surveillance: How Smartphones Change Workplace Harassment
  • 2013
  • 61 Amer. Univ. L. Rev. 523
  • The Second-Class Class Action: How Courts Thwart Wage Rights by Misapplying Class Action Rules
  • 2012
  • BNA publications
  • Cumulative Supplement to “Fair Labor Standards Act", 2nd Ed, Associate Editor
  • 2012
  • BNA publications
  • Cumulative Supplement to “Fair Labor Standards Act", 2nd Ed, Associate Editor
  • 2011
  • BNA publications
  • Cumulative Supplement to “Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed, Associate Editor
  • 2010
  • BNA publications
  • Cumulative Supplement to “Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed., Associate Editor
  • 2009
  • 776 PLI/LIT. 255
  • Mandatory Arbitration of Employment Class Action Disputes: From the Perspective of Plaintiffs' Counsel, Co-author
  • 2008
  • BNA publications
  • Employment Discrimination Law, 4th Ed., Contributor
  • 2007
  • 745 PLI/LIT. 581
  • When Good Deeds are Punished: The Legal landscap of Retaliation and Whistleblowing, Co-author
  • 2006
  • ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Advanced Litigation Issues Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Co-author
  • 2003
  • Outten & Golden LLP
  • Non-Compete Agreements: Emerging Issues From The Perspective Of Employee's Counsel
  • 2001
  • 657 PLI/LIT. 101
  • Marshalling the Evidence in Employment Discrimination Cases: A Perspective from the Plaintiff's Bar, Co-author
  • 2001
  • 662 PLI/LIT. 1179
  • Overview of Workplace Claims in New York: Perspective of Employees' Counsel, Co-author
  • 2001
  • 656 PLI/LIT. 187
  • Practice Pointers on Opposing the Affirmative Defense that the Employer Took Reasonable Steps to Prevent Sexual Harassment: perspecitve of a Plaintiff's Attorney, Co-author
  • 2001
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Speaking Engagements

  • National CLE Conference—Labor & Employment
  • Criminal Record Discrimination and Ban the Box Initiatives
  • 2015
  • Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference
  • Whistleblower Claims— Strategies for Plaintiff and Defense Counsel
  • 2014
  • Law Education Institute, National CLE Conference
  • Latest on Class Actions: An Update
  • 2014
  • Legal Writing Institute One Day Workshop
  • Teaching Mediation in Legal Writing Classroom
  • 2013
  • Applied Legal Story Telling, City University
  • Client Storytelling in Mediation
  • 2013
  • Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
  • Rethinking Pay Equity
  • 2013
  • New York Law School Clinical Workshop Series
  • First Year "Malpractice": The Unauthorized Practice of Law in the Experiential Classroom
  • 2013
  • Rocky Mountain Legal Writing Conference
  • First Year "Malpractice": The Unauthorized Practice of Law in the Experiential Classroom
  • 2013
  • Seventh Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law
  • Rethinking Pay Equity
  • 2012
  • Law & Society Association Annual Meeting
  • Silencing Wage Theft: The Impact of Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers
  • 2011
  • Sixth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment law
  • Silencing Wage Theft: The Impact of Class Waivers in Arbitration Agreements on Low-Wage Workers
  • 2011
  • 28th annual National CLE Conference
  • Social media
  • 2011
  • Fifth Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law
  • Who’s Afraid of the Big Wage Suit
  • 2010
  • 27th Annual National CLE Conference
  • RIFs: Overview and Update
  • 2010
  • Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
  • The Dangers of Rule 68 Offers of Judgment to FLSA Collective Actions
  • 2009
  • 26th Annual National CLE Conference
  • Employment Mediation
  • 2009
  • Third Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in labor & Employment Law
  • The Dangers of Rule 68 Offers of Judgment to FLSA Collective Actions
  • 2008
  • Joint Annual Meetings of Law and Society Association and Canadian Law and Society Association
  • The Hidden Discrimination within Anti-Discrimination law: How Older and Poor Workers are Further Marginalized by the Class Action Procedure
  • 2008
  • Second Annual Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law
  • Redressing the Court's Inconsistent Jurisprudence on Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Public Square
  • 2007
  • Law and Society Association Annual Meeting
  • Redressing the Court's Inconsistent Jurisprudence on Religious Expression in the Workplace and the Public Square
  • 2007
  • Second Annual Domestic Violence Conference
  • Parental Alienation Syndrom and it's Effects on Child Custody Agreements in DV Cases
  • 2007
  • Colloquium on Current Scholarship in Labor & Employment Law
  • Incentive Payments to Named plaintiffs in Employment Discrimination Class Actions
  • 2006
  • Legal Writing Institute Conference
  • Making it "Matter": Rethinking Legal Writing Problems and integrating Pro-Bono Briefs into the LRW Classroom
  • 2006
  • National Latina/o Law Student Association
  • Labor Relations and Workers' Rights
  • 2004
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Denver Employment and labor Lawyer Nantiya Ruan
Nantiya Ruan
Employment and labor Attorney
Denver, CO
Licensed for 21 years