Esmeralda Aguilar represents clients in the full range of labor and employment matters with a focus on prevailing wage laws.

Esmeralda Aguilar is a graduate of Cornell Law School. She joined Sherman Dunn as an associate in 2010. Esmeralda has an active practice of representing and counseling union clients in the full range of labor and employment issues. She has extensive experience representing the firm’s clients in matters concerning local, state and federal prevailing wage laws, as well as Open Records and Freedom of Information Laws.  Esmeralda has litigated cases in federal trial and appellate courts throughout the United States, and represented clients before administrative agencies.

While in law school, Esmeralda spent a semester with the U.S. House Committee on Education and Labor, where she worked on various labor issues, including the Employee Free Choice Act and health care reform.  She was also a judicial intern for the Honorable Daniel T.K. Hurley of the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida, and served as bench editor for the Cornell Law School Moot Court Board.

Before starting law school, Esmeralda worked at the national AFL-CIO, where she carried the concerns of workers to the media, elected officials, and the public through various communications outlets.

Esmeralda is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia and the State of California.