Vernée C. Pelage advises and represents management in a range of labor and employment matters.

Before joining Littler, Vernée represented municipalities and private entities in cases involving civil rights claims, breach of contract, and personal injury, among other matters. Her career began in private practice, at a busy midsized firm where she represented municipalities, school districts, public authorities, and public officials throughout the State of New York. Her work there included employment discrimination, employee disciplinary matters, civil rights defense, and education matters. She also advised companies on best practices in the employment context.

While attending St. John’s University School of Law, Vernée received numerous awards and honors, including the St. Vincent De Paul Economic Justice Clinic Award, the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Economic Justice Clinic, and the Dean’s Award for Excellence in Copyright Law. She was also a Ron Brown Scholar and a founding member of the school's Coalition for Social Justice.


Named, Top 40 Under 40

New York

The National Black Lawyers (NBL)


  • J.D., St. John’s University School of Law, 2017
  • B.A., Spelman College, 2013magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New York


  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York