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Lucy Zhou is an Associate at Sanford Heisler Sharp.

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Lucy’s practice has focused on employment discrimination, representing individuals in pre-suit matters and in individual and class action litigation. Working with a team of Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys, Lucy has represented clients including:

  • female lawyers who were denied promotion and/or terminated on the basis of gender and pregnancy
  • a female manager of a real estate services firm who was harassed and discriminated against based on gender
  • a Silicon Valley executive who was terminated after reporting pay inequity
  • a proposed class of noncitizens challenging the constitutionality of bond hearing procedures in immigration court

Lucy received her law degree cum laude from New York University School of Law and her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude from Amherst College. While at NYU, Lucy served as an Executive Editor of the Review of Law and Social Change and participated in the Reproductive Justice Clinic and the Employment Law Clinic. She was also an Arthur Garfield Hays Civil Liberties Fellow and a recipient of the Derrick Bell Scholarship for Public Service and the Ann Petluck Poses Memorial Prize for outstanding work in a clinical course.

A member of the Maryland and New York bars, Lucy has co-authored an article that appears in Law360 and presented on topics that include recognizing and preventing workplace bias.

Before joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Lucy clerked for the Honorable Dale A. Drozd of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California.

    Education

    • J.D., New York University School of Law, cum laude
    • B.A., Amherst College, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

    Clerkship

    • Honorable Dale A. Drozd, the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of California

    Clinics

    • Employment Law Clinic
    • Reproductive Justice Clinic

    Bar Admissions

    • New York, 2018
    • Maryland, 2020

    Court Admissions

    • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Tenth Circuit
    • U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland

    "After suffering years of gender discrimination, enduring a hostile work environment and arguing for equal pay, my law firm attempted to turn the tables on me, even filing suit against me to silence me, when they realized that I was pursuing legal action against them. I was devastated after decades of excellent performance and loyalty to the firm, and oh so very vulnerable and feeling all alone. Words will never fully capture how grateful I am to Deborah Marcuse, who saw the injustice and unfairness and recognized the extreme impact it was having on me and my young family, for taking on my complicated case at a time when I know that she was beyond busy and for turning the tables back on the bad actors. The entire team, Deborah, Saba, Ryan, Lucy, and Carol, worked tirelessly on my behalf. They are an incredibly effective team and obtained a good result for me in mediation, but, most importantly, they were beyond compassionate. Thanks to Saba and Ryan for the amazing brief they submitted in response to the ridiculous lawsuit and handling the preliminary negotiations. Lucy and Carol, thank you for keeping me in the loop and staying on top of everything. You made mediation so much more bearable. And Deborah, you have no idea how much you did for me – not only did you achieve a great result, you helped me at a time when I needed it most, and there wasn’t a single moment that you didn’t fully understand exactly how I was feeling. You helped me get my life back, and I will never forget that. If you find yourself in need of employment counsel, I highly recommend Sanford Heisler Sharp. They are excellent lawyers; defendants respect them, and they will help you navigate through the intense emotional experience so that you always know that you are not alone."
    – Am Law 100 Partner

    Maryland Unconstitutional Immigration Detention Class Action

    The complaint alleges that during bond hearings before the Baltimore Immigration Court, the government violates the constitutional rights of detainees when it requires that a detainee, rather than the government, bear the burden of proving that they are not a flight risk or a danger to the community in order to be freed.

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    Lucy Zhou

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    Client Testimonials

    • “After suffering years of gender discrimination, enduring a hostile work environment and arguing for equal pay, my law firm attempted to turn the tables on me, even filing suit against me to silence me, when they realized that I was pursuing legal action ag”

      - Am Law 100 Partner
    • “Not only did you achieve a great result, you helped me at a time when I needed it most, and there wasn’t a single moment that you didn’t fully understand exactly how I was feeling. You helped me get my life back, and I will never forget that.”

      - Am Law 100 Partner