Nantiya Ruan

Nantiya Ruan

  • Employment Law
  • California, Colorado, New York
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NANTIYA RUAN is Counsel at Outten & Golden LLP, where she primarily represents employees in class discrimination and wage and hour cases. Ruan works from her Denver office, where she is also the Hartje and Reese Chair of Lawyering Process at the University of Denver Sturm College of Law.

Prior to joining O&G in 2000, Ruan was a judicial clerk for Magistrate Judge Ronald L. Ellis in the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York. She has also clerked in the state appellate courts. From 2003 to 2004, Ruan was an associate at Goldstein, Demchak, Baller, Borgen & Dardarian in Oakland, California, a plaintiffs' firm representing workers in national civil rights litigations.

In 2004, Ruan joined the faculty at Denver Law where she teaches legal writing and advanced workplace law course. Her scholarship explores the intersection of workers rights, complex litigation, and poverty law. She also writes on experiential learning with clients and teaching public interest to law students.

Practice Area
Employment Law
Employee Benefits, Employment Contracts, Employment Discrimination, ERISA, Overtime & Unpaid Wages, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
State Bar of California
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Colorado Supreme Court
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New York
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  • English
  • Thai
University of Denver
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Professional Associations
New York State Bar  # 3944006
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Articles & Publications
Corporate Masters & Low-Wage Servants: The Social Control of Workers in Poverty
24 Wash. & Lee J. Civil Rts. & Soc. Just. 103
Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements (2011-2017)
BNA Books
Fair Labor Standards Act, Cumulative Supplements (2014 and 2017)
BNA Books
Developing Professional Skills: Workplace Law
West Academic Publishing
Individualized Justice in Class and Collective Actions
Cambridge University Press
Challenges to Non-Selection Screening Devices: The Disparate Impact of Credit and Criminal Background Checks
Stabilizing Low-Wage Work: Legal Remedies for Unpredictable Work Hours & Income Stability
50 Harv. C.R. - C.L. L. Rev.
The New 1L: First-Year Lawyering With Clients
Carolina Academic Press
Title VII Disparate Impact in Pay Equity Cases
Pay Inequality, Access To Work, and Discrimination
91 Denv. U. L. Rev. 869
Scheduling Shortfalls: Hours Parity as the New Pay Equity
59 Villanova Law Rev. 35
Student, Esquire?: The Practice of Law in the Collaborative Classroom
20 Clinical Law Review 429
President Obama Continues his "Year of Action" by Promoting Access to Justice for Workers
O&G Employment Law Blog
President Obama signs LGBT Nondiscrimination Executive Order
O&G Employment Law Blog
"Sexting" and Surveillance: How Smartphones Change Workplace Harassment
90 Denv. Univ. L. Rev. Online 7
Same Law, Different Day: The Last Thirty Years of Wage Litigation and its Impact on Low-Wage Workers
30 Hofstra Labor & Emp. L. J. 355
What's Left to Remedy Wage Theft? How Arbitration Mandates that Bar Class Actions Impact Low-Wage Workers
2013 Mich. State L. Rev. 1103
The Second-Class Class Action: How Courts Thwart Wage Rights by Misapplying Class Action Rules
61 Amer. Univ. L. Rev. 523
Experiential Learning in the First-Year Curriculum: The Public Interest Partnership
Journal of the Association of Legal Writing Directors
Employment Discrimination Law, 2010 Cumulative Supplement
BNA Books
Facilitating Wage Theft: How Courts Use Procedural Rules to Undermine Substantive Rights of Low-Wage Workers
63 Vanderbilt L. Rev. 727
Websites & Blogs
Contact & Map
2255 E Evans Ave
Denver, CO 80210
Telephone: (303) 871-6431