Lindsay L. Vestlvest@chjllp.com
Lindsay Vest brings big firm legal experience as well as substantial business experience to Curley, Hurtgen & Johnsrud LLP.
Most recently, Ms. Vest was an associate in the Philadelphia labor and employment group of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius. At Morgan Lewis, she gained vital experience in many aspects of labor and employment law, with a particular focus in employment discrimination law; wage and hour; traditional labor law; restructurings and layoffs; litigation avoidance; and counseling. Ms. Vest has extensive experience defending against both single-plaintiff and class action discrimination suits and advising senior executive management on related matters. While at Morgan Lewis, she established a strong counseling practice early in her career and quickly became Morgan Lewis's go-to expert on USERRA (Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act), advising firm clients nationwide. Ms. Vest has taken part in high-level union negotiations, negotiated with the NLRB on clients' behalf, and advised clients on maneuvering through union-driven corporate campaigns. Drawing on both her legal expertise and her business background, Ms. Vest also spent time serving as temporary in-house counsel for ARAMARK.
Prior to embarking on a legal career, Ms. Vest was an investment banker in Deutsche Bank's mergers and acquisitions group (formerly BT Wolfensohn) in New York City. She gained additional business expertise helping build the public relations department of WeddingChannel.com (formerly Della.com). Ms. Vest later worked as an associate at Heidrick & Struggles in Silicon Valley, leveraging her experience and contacts to assist companies in restructuring their businesses by identifying and attracting new top-level management.
Ms. Vest graduated cum laude from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 2005. She was an editor of the University of Pennsylvania Law Review and her Note, "Cross Border Judgments and the Public Policy Exception: Solving the Foreign Judgment Quandry by Way of Tribal Courts," was chosen for publication. She interned with the Honorable Michael M. Baylson, of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of Pennsylvania.
Ms. Vest graduated from Princeton University in 1998 with an A.B. in Politics and a Certificate in Russian Studies. At Princeton, she was an officer of the Cap and Gown Club and a varsity track athlete. A Russophile, Ms. Vest spent time living and working in Moscow as a stringer for Newsweek.
Ms. Vest resides with her husband Eric and their three young children in Haddonfield, New Jersey. She is a temporarily retired triathlete and an outdoors enthusiast who loves spending time with her family.