Our employment team consists of seasoned litigators (including former federal and New York State prosecutors) with decades of experience defending public and private companies against allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and wrongful termination. We also represent companies in connection with disputes involving restrictive covenants, including non-solicitation and non-competition provisions and the disclosure of confidential or proprietary information and trade secrets.
We regularly litigate in New York and New Jersey state courts, federal courts, arbitration forums, and before authorities such as the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the New York State Division of Human Rights (NYSDHR) and the New York City Commission on Human Rights (NYCCHR). We have a recognized track record for obtaining dismissals and other favorable decisions in defending against claims under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the New York State Executive Law (NYS Human Rights Law), and the Administrative Code of the City of New York (NYC Human Rights Law), New Jersey Law Against Discrimination (NJLAD) and the Conscientious Employee Protection Act (CEPA). These cases include claims of discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination on the basis of gender, sex, sexual orientation, pregnancy, disability, race, national original, color, creed, age, religion and other protected characteristics.
Our litigators have favorably resolved actions at the pre-litigation stage, at the pre-answer stage, and at the summary judgment stage in both state and federal courts. We have secured “no probable cause” findings before the NYSDHR and NYCCHR, and secured complete dismissals, with no action taken, before the EEOC. We have prevailed successfully on behalf of our clients in arbitrations.
Our trial lawyers (some who began their careers as prosecuting attorneys) have significant experience trying cases to verdict in both state and federal courts, before administrative judges (including the Office of Administrative Trials “OATH”) and in arbitral tribunals, including the American Arbitration Association (AAA). Our trial lawyers include a former Brooklyn District Attorney, a former prosecutor in the Brooklyn District Attorney's Office and a former Deputy Commissioner of the New York City Commission on Human Rights.