Nairuby L. Beckles

Nairuby L. Beckles

Nairuby L. Beckles joined the firm in 2021. Prior to joining ECBAWM, Ms. Beckles was a trial attorney with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission litigating Title VII workplace harassment cases and developing strategic litigation across the full breadth of federal employment discrimination laws. Ms. Beckles clerked for the Honorable Benita Y. Pearson of the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio. She was also a litigation associate at Paul, Weiss, Rifkind, Wharton & Garrison LLP, where in addition to representing Fortune 500 companies in commercial litigation, she maintained a robust pro bono practice litigating civil rights cases and post-conviction criminal proceedings.

Before becoming an attorney, Ms. Beckles enjoyed a decade-long career in the federal government where she worked at the Pentagon in the Office of the Secretary of Defense, the CDC, and the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services as a special assistant to senior executives, deputy assistant director of learning and development, and strategic human resources advisor. She received her Master of Public Administration from the University of Georgia and her Bachelor of Engineering in Bio-medical Engineering from Hofstra University.

Ms. Beckles earned her Juris Doctor from Howard University School of Law where she was a recipient of the national Burton Award for Distinguished Legal Writing, senior editor of the Howard Law Journal, and student attorney in the Civil Rights Clinic. During law school, Ms. Beckles also interned at the NAACP Legal Defense Fund, the United States Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York, and for the Honorable Gerald Bruce Lee (ret.) of the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia.


The Criminal “DNA” Footprint: Viewing the Mark of Criminal Records through the Legal Lens of the Genetic Information Non-discrimination Act, 59 How. L.J. 485 (2016).

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Howard University School of Law, J.D., 2016

University of Georgia, M.P.A.

Hofstra University, B.Eng.


U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
District of Columbia
New York State


American Bar Association
Federal Bar Council - Inn of Court
Metropolitan Black Bar Association
National Bar Association
National Employment Lawyers Association – New York
New York City Bar Association - Member, Committee to Encourage Judicial Service