Jalise Burt is an associate in Herrick's Litigation Department, where she focuses her practice on a variety of employment related matters, including discrimination, misclassification and wrongful termination claims in state and federal courts, before administrative agencies, and in arbitration. Jalise’s experience also includes collective and class action litigation involving claims pursuant to the FLSA and analogous state laws. Jalise routinely advises clients on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws and assists in the drafting of employment-related policies and procedures, including COVID-19 policies.
Jalise was selected as a member of the 2021 class of Pathfinders by the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (LCLD), an organization dedicated to training high-performing, early-career attorneys in critical career development strategies including leadership and the building of professional networks.
Jalise was an Equal Justice Works Fellow for the New York Civil Liberties Union, during which time she developed and executed a two-year project aimed at reducing school discipline disparities in New York. Her work involved advising schools and districts on best practices concerning school discipline and climate; training school staff, parents, and students on students’ civil rights and liberties; and advising and representing parents and students on individual discipline matters.
Prior to joining Herrick, Jalise was an associate at Outten & Golden LLP and clerked for the Honorable Ronald L. Ellis, U.S. Magistrate Judge, of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York.