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Kaitlin Edleman

Kaitlin is an associate attorney at a small law firm that focuses on bar and restuarant law in New York City.

Before joining her current firm, Kaitlin served as Vault's Associate Law Editor. Following law school, she clerked for the Honorable Randall Smith and the Honorable Marjorie Arrington of the First Judicial Circuit of Virginia. 

Kaitlin earned her J.D. from George Mason University School of Law and her B.A. from University of Maryland. 


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Tips for Creating an Inclusive Workplace

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 30, 2015

Last Friday's historic Supreme Court decision in Obergefell v. Hodges guarantees same-sex couples in all 50 states the freedom to marry and the right to have their marriages recognized in each state. While this landmark decision guarantees same-sex couples important legal rights, acceptance of individuals who identify as LGBT will still take time. In fact, there is no federal law protecting LGBT workers against discrimination based on their sexual orientation. Although many states and... Read More >

Move Over Jazzercise, It's Time to Deskercise!

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 15, 2015

A recent study published in the Annals of Internal Medicine warned of the dangers of sitting of prolonged periods of time. The researchers found that people who sit for eight or nine hours a day increased their risk for cardiovascular disease by 14 percent, cancer by 13 percent and diabetes by 91 percent. As terrifying as those statistics are, many office workers find it difficult to leave their desks during the day. As such, below find seven simple 'deskercises' can be done throughout the... Read More >

Can Women 'Have it All' at this Firm?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 10, 2015

BigLaw firms are notorious, whether they deserve the reputation or not, for long hours and cut-throat associates angling for partnership at the expense of their other co-workers and personal lives. In an effort to create a family-friendly atmosphere and more positive work environment, many law firms have instituted affinity groups and generous parental leave policies. One Vault 100 law firm, Orrick, Herrington and Sutcliffe LLP, recently announced a new policy that allows attorneys who are... Read More >

SCOTUS Rules Abercrombie Discriminated - Shocks No One

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  June 01, 2015

Today, the Supreme Court ruled against the once ultimate signifier of high school popularity, Abercrombie & Fitch. The Court held that the mall clothing retailer violated Title VII of the Civil Rights Act by declining to hire Samantha Elauf in 2008 because her hijab violated the company's "look policy," although she scored well in the other job requirement criteria during her interview. Title VII makes it illegal for employers to "fail or refuse to hire or to discharge any individual... Read More >

Which Law Firms May Actually be Celebrating Mother's Day?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  May 06, 2015

In honor of Mother's Day (don't panic, there's still time to send your mom flowers), Vault is pleased to congratulate the law firms, chosen by Yale Law Women, that make it easier for moms (and dads) to be actively involved in their children's lives while still billing those hours!  Yale Law Women's Top Ten Family Friendly Firms Initiative surveys the polices of law firms ranking in Vault's Top 100 that indicate family friendliness to highlight positive trends in the legal industry and draw... Read More >

The Ultimate Showdown: NY Bar Exam v. VA Bar Exam

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 29, 2015

Word around law schools has always been that New York, Virginia and California administer the most difficult bar exams in the country. I can't speak to the California bar exam as I've never taken it (although a 3-day bar exam certainly sounds horrific), but as someone who passed both the Virginia and New York bar exams on her first attempts, I can definitively tell you that the Virginia bar exam is the more difficult of the two. Now, I'm not saying that the New York bar exam is easy, it's... Read More >

How Should College Students Spend Their Summers?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 22, 2015

Although many college students have had their summer jobs and internships locked down for months, others are only now considering how to spend their three month-long breaks away from classes. Many students face the choice between a "professional" internship working for a company like Northwestern Mutual or a "fun" summer job like waiting tables or lifeguarding. The pros of an official professional internship are obvious. Most importantly, college students may be able to leverage a summer... Read More >

Will the Scarcity of Lethal Injection Drugs Lead to More Executions by Firing Squads?

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  April 01, 2015

Controversy surrounding the death penalty has intensified following Utah's recent enactment of legislation that would allow convicted capital offenders to be executed by firing squad if lethal injection drugs are unavailable. The bill's sponsor, Republican Paul Ray, claimed that a firing squad was "probably the most humane way to kill somebody." When signing the bill into law, Republican Governor Gary Herbert stated that finding an alternate method of execution was necessary because of the... Read More >

Tips for the MPRE

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  March 25, 2015

The first MPRE of 2015 is this Saturday. Are you ready? The MPRE-Multistate Professional Responsibility Exam-is the first hurdle hopeful future lawyers must clear before being admitted to the bar. The MPRE tests your knowledge of the ethical standards of the legal profession. The exam is 60 questions, 10 of which are experimental questions, and it must be completed with 125 minutes, allowing for just over two minutes per question.  Fortunately, unlike the bar exam, the MPRE is offered... Read More >

3 Reasons Businesses Should Offer Flex Schedules

by Kaitlin Edleman  |  March 17, 2015

Follow Vault on Twitter @VaultCareers, @VaultFinance, @VAULTLAW, Instagram @VaultCareers and Facebook!  Read More: Face It, We're CubedCube Life is Killing MeThe Revolution Against Open-Office Plans Has Begun5 Ways to Stop Your Cubicle From Killing YouDinr L8R PLZ XOXO ;) - Is it Appropriate to Send Personal Texts at Work?What a Flexible Workplace Has to Do With Trust and Creativity (Inc.)The Advantages & Disadvantages of Flexible Scheduling for an Employer (Small Business)10 Ways to... Read More >

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