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
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, where she was 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.
B.A. University of Michigan
J.D Brooklyn Law
Rubi L. Brown
Rubi L. Brown is a New Orleans area native who is committed to providing exceptional, competent and compassionate representation to her. She graduated from Xavier University of Louisiana with a Bachelor of Arts in English in May 2010. After which, she worked for a nonprofit organization in New Orleans which provided personal care service to the elderly and disabled. She received her legal education from Southern University Law Center where she graduated in May 2015. While in law school, she was a student attorney in the Juvenile Clinic, served as Vice President of the school’s chapter of the National Lawyers Guild and a committee chair for the Student Bar Association.
After becoming licensed to practice law in October 2015, Rubi clerked for the Honorable Paula A. Brown at Civil District for the Parish of Orleans and at the Louisiana Fourth Circuit Court of Appeal. She then went onto work as an associate attorney at The Cheek Law Firm in New Orleans where she practiced complex litigation specializing in the area of asbestos and talc litigation.
Rubi’s advocacy efforts extend outside of the legal profession, she currently serves as the president of the board of directors for The Beautiful Foundation, Inc., a nonprofit organization that provides safe spaces for adolescent girls to learn and express themselves. She also is active in the alumni chapter of Xavier University of Louisiana, the greater New Orleans chapter of the Louis A. Martinet Society and other charitable endeavors.
Rubi is excited to embark on the next step in her legal career with Goddard Law PLLC and advocating for equal opportunities in the workplace for all persons.