Brittney L. Denley

Associate ( New York )

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Bio

Brittney Denley is a resolute, all-in player. Whether providing advisement and advocacy for individual clients or prominent financial institutions, she is committed to representing her clients with the highest degree of integrity and skill and providing a trusted and transparent approach.

At RSHC Brittney focuses her diverse practice on higher education, commercial litigation, and white collar defense and investigations.

A former higher education administrator with a background in civil rights investigation and compliance, Brittney provides a uniquely informed advisement to our Higher Education clients on a variety of matters, including developing complaint policies, conducting thorough internal investigations, and navigating claims arising from Title VI, Title IX, the Clery Act, and FERPA.

Likewise, Brittney has supported the Firm’s Labor and Employment practice by assisting clients in navigating wage and hour disputes, responding to identity-based discrimination claims, and developing appropriate workplace protocols in the wake of national emergencies, namely the COVID-19 pandemic.

Brittney brings to the Firm a breadth of experience from multiple perspectives within the justice system. She investigated and coordinated institutional responses to reported Civil Rights violations and represented children in petitions for guardianship or Special Immigrant Juvenile (SIJ) classification. She also completed a judicial internship in the Southern District of New York and prosecuted matters on behalf of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania as a Trial Division Intern for the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. Her multi-dimensional perspective enables her to help clients navigate complex interdisciplinary challenges and develop strategic plans of action for successful outcomes.

 

Experience

Clerkships

Judicial Intern, Hon. George B. Daniels, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2013)
 

Credentials

Education

University of Pennsylvania Law School, J.D., 2015
Wharton Certificate in Management, December 2013
Comments Editor, Associate Editor, University of Pennsylvania Journal of Business Law
2015 Mid-Atlantic BLSA Frederick Douglass Moot Court Champion
Toll Public Interest Center Award for Distinguished Pro Bono Service

Duke University, B.A., Cultural Anthropology, Education Minor, 2012

Bar Admissions

New York

Professional Memberships

American Bar Association
New York State Bar Association
Metropolitan Black Bar Association

Publications & Presentations

“Litigants Unsuccessful in Invoking European Union’s Data Protection Regulation to Prohibit U.S. Discovery,” (author) Illinois State Bar Association's Bench & Bar Section Council Newsletter (July 2020, vol. 51, no. 1)

Navigable Waters: Providing Effective Client Services & Developing a Strong Client Base, (author) ABA Section of Litigation (D&I) (October 2019)

“Asleep on the Job: Identifying and Addressing Unconscious Bias in the Workplace,” (presenter) Mid-Hudson Human Resources Association, SHRM Affiliate (June 2019)

“Equal Pay for Equal Work: The Current State of the Equal Pay Act and How Various States are Demanding Pay Equity,” (moderator) NACUA Spring CLE Workshop (April 2019)

“Addressing Sexual Harassment in the Workplace: Compliance and Response,” (co-presenter) AAUW (September 2018)

“Building Blocks: Designing and Implementing an Effective and Inclusive Campus Climate Survey,” (co-presenter) ATIXA Joint National Conference (October 2017)

 

Community Service

New York Cares