Divya Vasudevan

Divya Vasudevan joined the firm in September of 2018.  She represents labor unions and their benefit plans in federal court, as well as administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and Rhode Island State Labor Relations Board.  She also regularly represents unions in discharge and contract interpretation cases in arbitration.

Since graduating from law school Divya has represented workers across a broad range of industries, including construction workers, custodians, truck drivers, warehousemen, postal workers, municipal employees, longshoremen, and pilots.  Prior to joining the firm, Divya represented unions and their benefit plans in both Washington, D.C. and Seattle.

Divya’s time in law school was marked by a commitment to social justice.  She served as Senior Production Editor of the Temple Political & Civil Rights Law Review and was a board member of Temple’s Student Public Interest Network and Women’s Law Caucus.  In 2011, the Asian Pacific Bar Association of Pennsylvania awarded Divya the William M. Marutani Fellowship in recognition of her commitment to public-interest work.

During her internships with the Philadelphia Commission on Human Relations and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission’s Philadelphia office, she gained insight into the investigation and adjudication of employment discrimination claims. It was through these experiences, and a summer clerking for a union-side law firm in D.C., that solidified her belief that labor rights are a civil right and that advocating for worker dignity was her professional calling.

Divya is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers’ Coordinating Committee, the Rhode Island Labor and Employment Relations Association, and the National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee.

Education

  • BA, Vassar College
  • MA, University of Chicago
  • JD, Temple University

Admitted

  • MD, DC (inactive), WA (inactive), 9th Circuit Court of Appeals, District Court for the District of Columbia