Herrick represents employers and executive clients in nearly every aspect of employment law, from risk management and executive compensation matters to complex employment litigation, arbitration and mediation.

On the preventative side, we provide employers with valuable insights at every turn, helping them navigate day-to-day personnel issues, fine tune their employment practices, and develop policies, handbooks and training programs that can minimize litigation risks and improve employer-employee relations.

When litigation is unavoidable, we know how to try cases, and we know how to win. We have significant experience defending employers against the full range of federal and state employment claims, including individual, multi-plaintiff and class claims. While we have an extensive track record of success at both the trial and appellate levels in New York and New Jersey, we also have successfully litigated employment cases in administrative tribunals throughout the U.S.

Outside of the courtroom, we have a robust executive compensation and employee benefits practice. High-profile executives often turn to us to develop and negotiate their contracts and severance agreements, analyze restrictive covenants and assist with their departures. Our work in this area is also integral to our corporate M&A practice, where we provide incisive insights on key employment issues impacting the deal.

Our employment law credentials span numerous industries, including financial services, real estate, media, communications and technology, sports, art, retail and apparel, consumer products and manufacturing, and hospitality, travel and leisure.

Areas of Focus:

  • Restrictive covenants and executive compensation
  • ERISA litigation
  • Discrimination, harassment, FMLA and disability claims
  • Wage and hour disputes
  • Breach of contract
  • Employment risk management
  • WARN violations
  • Department of Labor audits
  • Trade secret violations