Stefanie M. Renaud
Stefanie, an associate in the Springfield office, joined the firm in 2016. Stefanie’s practice is focused in labor law and employment litigation. Since joining the firm, Stefanie has defended employers against claims of discrimination, retaliation, and harassment, as well as actions arising under wage & hour law.
In addition to her litigation practice, Stefanie has also represented employers before the EEOC, MCAD, NLRB, and at arbitration hearings. Additionally, Stefanie has reviewed numerous employee handbooks and related polices for compliance, and counsels employers on compliance with state and federal laws, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act.
Prior to joining Skoler, Abbott & Presser, Stefanie interned with the Enforcement Division of the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, where she investigated employment discrimination claims and drafted decisions on behalf of the Commission.
Stefanie is a 2015 graduate of the UCLA School of Law, where she received the highest grade in her employment discrimination course. During law school, Stefanie served as the President of the Native American Law Students Association, Chair of the Student Bar Association Academic Committee, and was a staff member on The Dukeminier Awards Journal of Sexual Orientation and Gender Identity Law. During her final year of law school, Stefanie served as judicial intern to the Hon. Christina A. Snyder, U.S. District Court for the Central District of California. She earned her B.A. in Psychology and U.S. History from Smith College, where she also completed a thesis.
Prior to law school, Stefanie worked conducting research into the medical and therapeutic treatment of psychological disorders such as Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder, Body Dysmorphic Disorder and Hoarding.
- Member, Hampden County Bar Association
- Member, Hampshire County Bar Association
- Member, Massachusetts Bar Association
- Member, American Bar Association
- Member, National Native American Bar Association
- “ Employee-monitoring Technology Raises Questions of Privacy ” BusinessWest, October 4th, 2016
- “Employees’ Food Allergies Are Nothing To Sneeze At! ” Massachusetts Employment Law Letter, September 18, 2016
- “Know the Rules Regarding Non-Exempt Employees Who Telecommute” BusinessWest, May 3, 2016
- “Ruling Sets a Tome on Tape-recording Workplace Conversations” BusinessWest, February 23, 2016
Professional Activities/Community Involvement
- Member, The Gray House
- J.D., University of California, Los Angeles School of Law, Los Angeles, California, 2015
- B.A., in Psychology and U.S. History, cum laude with honors, Smith College, Northampton, Massachusetts, 2006
- Massachusetts, 2015
- U.S. District Court, Massachusetts, 2016