Overview

Devjani H. Mishra draws on more than 20 years of in-house and outside counsel experience to partner with management in creating scalable and efficient solutions to complex workplace challenges.

Prior to joining Littler, Devjani spent almost seven years as the primary in-house employment counsel for a global biotechnology company serving patients in more than 50 countries. Devjani brings this client-centered perspective to her work with companies of all sizes, from startups to multinational corporations, including:

  • Planning and performing transactional due diligence, workforce integration and business restructuring
  • Building corporate compliance and ethics programs, performing employment practices audits and managing internal investigations
  • Supporting stakeholders in capturing best practices for recruiting, contracting, alternative staffing, performance management, and discipline
  • Addressing requests for flexible work, accommodation and military, medical and family leaves of absence

Devjani is also an experienced litigator, and has successfully handled employment complaints from inception through trial in federal and state courts and agencies. She works closely with clients to set cost-effective defense strategy and to alleviate the business disruption that litigation can cause. Prior to going in-house, she was a partner in the labor and employment practice of a national law firm.

Devjani is a regular presenter on employment law topics before the American Bar Association, the Practising Law Institute and other professional forums.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member, Annual Conference Track Coordinator

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Director

South Asian Bar Association of New York

2006-2010

Member

American Employment Law Council

Member

Women in Bio and BioCT

Speaking Engagements

New York Financial Services Roundtable

New York, NY

September 25, 2018

Complying with New York State and New York City’s New Anti-Sexual Harassment Legislation – What Employers Need to Know

Practising Law Institute

July 10, 2018

Understanding Employment Law 2018: ADA Fundamentals

Practising Law Institute

April 12, 2018

Litigation Issues Involving Staffing Agencies and PEOs: We’re in This Together . . . Or Are We?

ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting

March 23, 2018

Paid Leave and Other Protection for Employees with Caregiver Responsibilities

ABA Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference

November 12, 2016

Unraveling the Ethical Complexities of Workplace Investigations

ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Ethics & Professional Responsibility Committee Midwinter Meeting

March 19, 2016

Keynote: Hot Topics in Labor and Employment Law

ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting

March 16, 2016

Effectively Managing Remote Work

ABA Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference

November 5, 2015

Workplace Investigations Essentials: What to Know When Conducting Effective Workplace Investigations

ABA Webinar

September 16, 2015

A Look at Budding Issues from State Laws Legalizing Marijuana

ABA Labor & Employment Law Section, Employment Rights and Responsibilities Committee Midwinter Meeting

March 26, 2015

Advanced Issues in Reductions-in-Force

ABA Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference

November 7, 2014

Best Practices for Managing Religious Diversity in the Workplace

ABA Annual Meeting

August 8, 2014

ABA Commission on Ethics 20/20

ABA Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference

November 8, 2013

Employer Use of Criminal Background Screens

ABA Labor & Employment Law Annual Conference

November 7, 2013

Using Social Media in Litigation

PLI Information Technology Law Institute

April 8, 2011

Education

  • J.D., Columbia University School of Law, 1997Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar
  • B.A., Yale University, 1994with distinction

Bar Admission

New York
Pennsylvania
Connecticut

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Connecticut
  • U.S. District Court, District of Vermont
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York