Hugh
Baran

Staff Attorney & Skadden Fellow

(646) 693-8231
New York

Areas of Expertise

Civil Rights • Enforcement of Workplace Standards • Forced Arbitration • Wage and Hour Protections

Biography

Hugh joined the National Employment Law Project (NELP) as a Staff Attorney and Skadden Fellow in 2019. At NELP, he will be providing direct representation to workers in low-wage industries who are required to bring their claims in forced arbitrations, as well as pursuing policy and litigation opportunities in response to the growing use of forced arbitration in the private sector.

Prior to joining NELP, Hugh clerked for United States District Judge Victor A. Bolden (District of Connecticut) and United States Magistrate Judge Robert M. Levy (Eastern District of New York). At New York University School of Law, he was Editor-in-Chief of the NYU Review of Law & Social Change, and a Root-Tilden-Kern Public Interest Scholar.

Before law school, Hugh was a community and political organizer with UNITE-HERE in Connecticut and Rhode Island, and an associate at BerlinRosen Public Affairs.

Hugh is admitted to practice law in New York.

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law
B.A., Yale University

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