Ariadne Panagopoulou


Ariadne Panagopoulou is an associate in the New York office of Lewis Brisbois and a member of the Labor & Employment Practice. 

Ariadne is a dual-qualified lawyer in the jurisdictions of New York and England & Wales (Solicitor, Law Society of England and Wales). She has significant experience representing business owners in a vast array of employment disputes including wage and hour, discrimination/sexual harassment, family and medical leave, E.R.I.S.A., restrictive covenants, and whistleblower actions from the commencement of litigation up until trial and/or settlement.

Ariadne's practice also encompasses general commercial litigation. Ariadne has successfully litigated various breach of contract claims, trademark disputes, claims for lack of accessibility under Title III of the ADA, and has recently obtained a favorable verdict on behalf of a landlord in a commercial property dispute following a bench trial.

Prior to joining Lewis Brisbois, Ariadne was the lead employment attorney at a boutique NYC midtown firm. Prior work experience also includes having served as a research assistant in microeconomics at Harvard Law School and teaching Law School courses at the University of Edinburgh for which she received a teaching award.

Primary Area(s) of Practice

  • Complex Business & Commercial Litigation
  • Labor & Employment


New York

U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit

US District Court for the Southern District of New York

US District Court for the Eastern District of New York

US District Court for the Northern District of New York

Awards & Honors

  • Recipient of Joseph Ernest and Octavia Walton Goodbar Scholarship by Harvard University for high scholastic standard.
  • Awarded Runner Up Best Postgraduate Tutor by the Edinburgh University Students' Association.
  • Awarded First Prize in Persuasive Speaking by the International Independent Schools’ Public Speaking Competition held in Toronto, Canada.


Harvard Law School


  • Harvard Journal of Law and Public Policy, Editor
  • Ernest and Walton Goodbar Scholarship
  • A.G. Leventis Foundation Scholarship
  • Cyprus Children’s Fund Scholarship

University of Edinburgh

LL.B, First Class Honors

  • Placed Top of the Class on Degree Dissertation

Foreign Languages

  • Greek
  • Italian