445 Hamilton Avenue, Suite 1102

White Plains, NY 10601

Stuthi Balaji

Stuthi Balaji’s practice focuses on the defense of school districts and municipalities in New York’s state and federal courts. Following law school, Stuthi served as Assistant General Counsel (AGC) in the Employment Law Unit at the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. In addition to providing guidance and compliance training to managers within the Agency on various employment law issues, as AGC, she primarily investigated and prosecuted employee disciplinary cases pursuant to New York State Civil Service Law and Collective Bargaining Agreements. Stuthi currently serves as Secretary of the Labor and Employment Law Committee at the New York City Bar Association and is actively involved in the planning and execution of the Association’s annual Employment Law Institute.


Stuthi is a graduate of the University of Western Ontario (Ontario, Canada), and the Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, where she was recognized for her commitment to public-interest work with the Miller Public Interest Advocate Award. During her time in law school, Stuthi founded and directed the Justice Reform Conference at Penn State Law, which provided a forum for experts and students to discuss the importance of criminal justice reform. In addition to working as a certified legal intern for the Vera Institute of Justice, Center for Court Innovation and the Penn State Law Family Law Clinic, Stuthi served as the Honor Code Chair for the Student Bar Association, Vice President of the Public Interest Law Fund and competed in the National Environment Law Moot Court Competition.




Bar Admissions


  • New York, 2018
  • New Jersey, 2019



  • B.A. (Hons.), University of Western Ontario, 2014
  • J.D., Pennsylvania State University, Dickinson School of Law, 2017


Publications and Speeches


  • Facilitated the publication of a journal volume based on the Justice Reform Conference at Penn State Law: Stuthi Balaji and Shekka Drayton, Introduction, 52 Wash. U. J. L. & Pol’y 001 (2016).


  • Presented as faculty on the Workplace Accommodations and the Cooperative Dialogue panel at the 5th Annual Employment Law Institute.


Recent Decisions


  • Dep't of Health and Mental Hygiene v. Elder No. 628/19 (Mar. 13, 2019).



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