Prior to joining the firm in 2013, Joanne Albertsen clerked in the Southern District of New York for Magistrate Judge Michael H. Dolinger and in the Eastern District of New York for Magistrate Judge Marilyn D. Go. During law school, Ms. Albertsen participated in a legal clinic with the Brennan Center for Justice, advocating for the rights of language minorities in the contexts of voting rights, federal court, and law enforcement. She works closely with Pelton Graham’s New York and California offices.
Ms. Albertsen lives in Portland, Oregon with her husband, cat, and young son. She loves hiking and gardening in the beautiful Pacific Northwest and writing speculative fiction when it’s too rainy to venture outdoors.
Joanne Albertsen is an associate attorney whose practice focuses primarily on collective and class unpaid wage actions, discrimination and harassment, employment and severance agreements, mass layoffs, and whistleblower actions.
New York State, Eastern District of New York, Southern District of New York, Oregon State
New York University School of Law: Juris Doctor cum laude
University of Missouri-Columbia: Bachelor of Arts in French, Bachelor of Arts in Political Science summa cum laude
L’Institut d’Etudes Politiques