Elayna J. Youchah: Lawyer with Jackson Lewis P.C.

Elayna J. Youchah

Office Managing Shareholder
Las Vegas,  NV  U.S.A.
Phone(702) 921-2460

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Disability
  • Leave and Health Management
  • Drug Testing and Substance Abuse Management
  • General Employment Litigation
  • Management and Employee Training
  • Reductions in Force
  • WARN Act
  • Wage and Hour
  • Alternative Dispute Resolution
  • Non-Competes and Protection Against Unfair Competition
University University of Michigan, B.A., 1980; University of Washington, MSW, 1983
Law SchoolUniversity of Southern California School of Law, J.D., 1993 Order of the Coif
Admitted1994, California and U.S. District Court, Central District of California; 1995, Nevada, U.S. District Court, District of Nevada and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 2003, New York; 2005, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of California

Bar & Professional Association Memberships
California Bar Association
Clark County Bar Association
Nevada State Bar Association Labor & Employment 2009-Present
New York State Bar Association


Elayna J. Youchah is a Shareholder in the Las Vegas office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Elayna J. Youchah

Ms. Youchah works on matters arising under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act including, but not limited to, wage and hour class actions, and state law wrongful termination matters. She has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the U.S. Department of Labor, as well as state and local labor and employment agencies throughout the United States. Additionally, she has an extensive appellate practice, including oral arguments before the Ninth Circuit Court of Appeals.

Throughout her distinguished career, Ms. Youchah has received numerous awards and honors. She served as a law clerk to Honorable Magistrate Judge Lawrence R. Leavitt of the U.S. District Court in Nevada. She is a member of the Order of the Coif and the Hale Moot Court and is the recipient of an American Jurisprudence Award. She has been recognized as a Leading Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA, named in Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law by U.S. News. She has also received an AV Preeminent peer review rating as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by Martindale-Hubbell as well as the Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers - exclusively for women attorneys who have received the highest possible rating in both legal ability and ethical standards from their peers. Ms. Youchah has been selected as a Mountain States Super Lawyers as well as by “Top Lawyers” by Vegas Inc. Ms. Youchah is the author of many notable articles including “Selecting and Terminating Employees in Nevada” published by the National Business Institute and “Religion, Free-Speech and the Workplace,” published in Managing the Workforce.

Ms. Youchah received her J.D. from the University of Southern California in 1993 and holds additional degrees from the University of Michigan and the University of Washington.

Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Recognized as one of the Best Lawyers in America for Labor and Employment Law by U.S. News (2007-2015)
•AV Preeminent peer review rating as a Top Rated Lawyer in Labor and Employment by Martindale-Hubbell
•Martindale-Hubbell Bar Register of Preeminent Women Lawyers
•Recognized as a Leading Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA
•Recognized as a “Top Lawyer” by Vegas Inc. (2013)
•Named Clark County's 2004 Myrna Williams Children's Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
•Selected for Mountain States Super Lawyers (2007-2014)

Published Works


Selecting and Terminating Employees in Nevada National Business Institute (January 2002) [Author]

Religion, Free Speech and the Workplace Managing the Workforce (January 1996) [Author]


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Elayna J. Youchah

3800 Howard Hughes Parkway, Suite 600
Las VegasNV 89169


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