Desireé H. Langley

Washington, D.C. Region

P 703-483-8300 F 703-483-8301


Desireé H. Langley


Desireé H. Langley is an associate in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Her practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling. She has a blend of complex and single plaintiff litigation and counseling experience, which enables her to assist clients navigating challenging employment law issues and disputes.

Her practice focuses on representing employers in cases filed in both federal and state courts, as well as equal opportunity employment matters pending before federal and state administrative agencies. Desireé defends claims involving discrimination, harassment, hostile work environment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, breach of contract issues, and other matters. She is involved in every step of the litigation process, from conducting initial fact investigations and being thoughtful about discovery through conducting and defending depositions, preparing dispositive motions, and trial. Desireé’s enthusiastic and proactive approach seeks to help clients feel at ease throughout the entire process.

In addition to her litigation practice, Desireé partners with her clients to advise on various legal questions and engage in preventive counseling. She provides practical business advice based on “best practices” designed to ensure compliance with state and federal employment laws, and to navigate challenging issues that occur before litigation arises.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Desireé worked for a boutique, D.C. based civil rights litigation firm and as an Assistant Public Defender at the Maryland Office of the Public Defender. While attending law school, Desireé led the Black Law Student Association and the Trial Advocacy Association, advancing in multiple mock trial competitions. She also received the Pro Bono Award for her extraordinary commitment to voluntary legal service.


Honors and Recognition

  • National Black Lawyers©, “Top 40 Under 40” (2022)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Northern Virginia Black Attorneys Association