Megan Goddard is an employment discrimination lawyer devoted to protecting equality in the workplace. She represents victims of all types of discrimination, including race, gender, disability, pregnancy, sexual orientation and national origin, as well as victims of sexual harassment and discrimination-based retaliation. Megan also represents whistleblowers. Her clients face discrimination in various workplaces, including hospitals, law firms, factories, grocery stores, schools, transportation companies, insurance companies, retail stores, restaurants and child care centers, among others.
Megan’s unwavering commitment to advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace extends beyond her legal practice. She currently serves on the Executive Board of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA-NY) and is a member of NELA-NY’s Gender Discrimination Committee.
Megan is a longtime volunteer for the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. She also volunteers with the I-Mentor organization, Operation Santa Claus and the Cure Huntington’s Disease Initiative Foundation.
Andréa Pomeranz is passionate about empowering clients who face discrimination, retaliation, and/or harassment in the workplace. While in law school, Andréa interned with P. David Lopez, former general counsel at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, where she further developed her interest in employment discrimination law practice. Andréa also served as an extern for The Honorable Susie Morgan of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New Orleans and as an extern for The Honorable Susan J. Dlott of the United States District Court for the Southern District of Ohio. As an extern, Andréa experienced creative judicial decision-making methodologies for arriving at efficient and attentive solutions to complex legal issues. She served as an Editor for the Tulane Journal of International and Comparative Law.
J.D., Tulane University Law School 2016
B.A., Kenyon College, 2012
Colleen has a strong record of advocacy for justice in a variety of contexts, and is committed to providing zealous representation to clients who have faced employment discrimination. Prior to joining Goddard Law, Colleen spent seven years as a defense attorney at New York County Defender Services, where she represented clients in all aspects of criminal litigation, from arraignment to trial. She currently volunteers at Legal Hand Brownsville, a resource center that empowers community members to help resolve civil legal issues. She also sits on the board of the Workers’ Justice Project, a non-profit that organizes immigrant day laborers against labor exploitation. Previously, she worked at the General Counsel’s Office of the New York City Council and the Innocence Project.
Colleen graduated from New York University School of Law, where she was involved in numerous student advocacy projects, including teaching legal research skills in prisons with the Prisoners Rights & Education Project and representing people with criminal convictions in employment licensing hearings with the Offender Reentry Clinic.
New York University School of Law
Elizabeth Budnitz has over ten years of experience in the public sector, working for justice both in the United States and abroad. After graduating from Brooklyn Law School (a member of the Brooklyn Law Review), she clerked for The Honorable Joan M. Azrack in the Eastern District of New York. She held a one-year legal fellowship at the Brennan Center for Justice at NYU School of Law working on felony disenfranchisement. After five years working in international criminal law for the United Nations in Tanzania, The Hague and Cambodia, Ms. Budnitz spent two years as a public defender doing criminal appeals. She is thrilled to join The Law Offices of Megan S. Goddard, where she can fight for the rights of all workers who
have experienced discrimination and harassment in the workplace.
Education: B.A. University of Michigan
J.D Brooklyn Law