Evan Barouh

School of Law
St. John’s University School of Law – J.D. 1987 – American Jurisprudence Award for Excellent Achievement in the study of Labor Law Dean’s ListCornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations – B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations - 1982, Dean’s List

Evan Barouh has been an adjunct professor at St. John’s University School of Law since the Fall 2012 semester when he co-taught with Prof. David Marshall, the current Executive Director of St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, and former Prof. David Gregory, the Employment Discrimination course.  During the Spring 2013 through 2016 semesters, he co-taught with fellow St. John’s University School of Law alumnus Troy Rosasco, a course entitled “Protective Labor Legislation for Workers”.  In the Spring 2019 semester, he is teaching a course entitled “Wage & Hour Law: How to Classify, Schedule and Pay Employees”.    

Prof. Barouh was a Senior Trial Attorney with the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor’s Office of the Solicitor from September 1987 until his retirement in October 2017.   He represented the U.S. Department of Labor primarily as a civil prosecutor, but also as a defense counsel, in actions in the New York Region, which consists of all four U.S. District Courts in New York; and the U.S. District Courts of New Jersey, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands.  During his thirty-year career, he either settled or tried to judgment or verdict, scores of Fair Labor Standards Act enforcement cases which recovered millions of dollars in previously unpaid minimum wages, overtime pay, and liquidated damages for thousands of employees who worked for scores of employers.  In 2009, he obtained a $4.7 million recovery of minimum wages, overtime pay, and liquidated damages for more than 1,300 employees of a large chain of car washes located throughout the NYC metropolitan area.  The recovery received significant news coverage and, at that time, was the largest recovery ever obtained by the NY office of the US Department of Labor in its history.  For his work on that case, the U.S. Department of Labor awarded Mr. Barouh the sixth of seven Exceptional Achievement Awards that he received during his career.  He was a member of the joint U.S. Department of Labor/U.S. Department of Justice Worker Exploitation Task Force which was responsible for developing cases for prosecution involving human trafficking of exploited workers.

Prof. Barouh also tried and settled dozens of OSHA enforcement actions during his career.  He served as the regional supervisory program counsel for the Labor-Management Reporting and Disclosure Act litigation enforcement program.  He also served as the regional supervisory program defense counsel for the Internal Labor Relations program.  In that capacity, he counseled and defended the management of the U.S. Department of Labor agencies located in the NY Region in personnel matters and litigation brought by U.S. Department of Labor employees before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and before the Merit Systems Protection Board.  

He received the following awards during his thirty-year career with the U.S. Department of Labor:

  • U.S. Department of Labor Certificate of Appreciation for litigation support and post-trial briefing in McLaughlin, Secretary of Labor v. Dial America, Marketing, Inc., January 1989 
  • U.S. Department of Labor’s Public Service Recognition Award for 1996, 2002, 2003, 2007, 2012 and 2016
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Danmar Litigation Team, April 2004
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Vidtape Litigation Team, April 2005
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Reg. II, Professional Employee of the Year Award - 2005
  • U.S. Department of Labor, Solicitor’s Office, Reg. II, Professional Employee of the Year Award – 2005
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Low Wage Employee Litigation Initiative Team, April 2008
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Hong Kong Supermarket Litigation Team, April 2009
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Health Care Industry Litigation Team, April 2009
  • Secretary’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the Lage Car Wash Litigation and Investigation Team, May 2010.  
  • The New York Federal Executive Board’s Distinguished Government Service Award, May 2012
  • Secretary of Labor’s Exceptional Achievement Award for the General Interior Systems, Inc. Investigation/Litigation Team, May 2014.  
  • Secretary of Labor’s 2017 Honor Award – Worker Protection Award Harco/Sky and J&M Criminal Enforcement Teams, July 2017

Prof. Barouh serves on the board of the St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law.  He is a member of the Labor and Employment Law Sections of both the American Bar Association and the New York State Bar Association.