Saranicole Duaban

Saranicole Duaban

Melville, New York

Ms. Duaban is a litigation associate at Shulman Kessler LLP. Ms. Duaban represents employees as individuals and in class actions in all areas of employment law including discrimination, retaliation, severance negotiations, and wage hour violations.

Ms. Duaban has been committed to workers’ rights throughout law school and her career. In law school, she represented low-wage workers in wage and hour cases and unemployment hearings in the Public Justice Advocacy Clinic. After graduating from law school, she was a fellow in MFY Legal Services's Workplace Justice Project. Ms. Duaban then managed the employment law practice at a small firm in Brooklyn, N.Y. where she handled a heavy caseload of both wage and hour and discrimination cases.

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination
  • Retaliation
  • Severance Negotiations
  • Wage and Hour Claims

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • The George Washington University Law School, Washington, District of Columbia
    • Honors: Moot Court Board, Executive Board, Member
  • The George Washington University
    • Bachelors of Arts cum laude
    • Major: History, Special Honors
    • Minor: Art History

Published Works


  • Presenter: “Employment Law, What You Need to Know: From Job Seeking to Losing the Job” Nassau County Bar Association, May 2017
  • Presenter and Moderator: “Low Wages and Highly Regulated” NELA/NY Fall Conference on Representing Employees, The Yale Club, October 2017
  • Presenter: “Arbitration Individual Wage Cases” NELA/NY Wage and Hour Committee, 2019

Honors and Awards

  • Legal Services of New York Pro Bono Honor Roll , 2014 - Present

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association of New York, Diversity Committee Co-Chair
  • Federal Bar Association Labor and Employment Section
  • National Employment Lawyers Association of New York, Board Member, 2016 - 2018