AREAS OF FOCUS

Executives and employees have used my strategic counsel to enhance and protect their compensation, severance and careers through negotiation, litigation, and/or arbitration on an extensive range of employment issues including:

Employment, Retention and Equity Agreements / Offer Letters

I assist executives/employees

in understanding and negotiating the terms and conditions of their employment agreements and offer letters

Discrimination & Retaliation

I help protect executives/employees

from negative decisions based on their age, race, national origin, pregnancy, disability, religion, gender and sexual orientation or for reporting such illegally motivated treatment in violation of federal, state and city statutes

Severance Agreements

I assist executives/employees

in improving the terms and conditions of their severance offer by applying their unique leverage...to an appropriate target...in the correct manner

Non-Compete, Non-Solicitation and Confidentiality Agreements & Disputes

I help executives/employees

reduce and/or eliminate the scope and impact of Non-compete, Non-solicitation, and Confidentiality Agreements and Disputes

Bonus, Equity & Compensation Issues

I assist executives/employees

in recovering all of the salary, bonuses, commissions, equity and benefits they were promised and/or earned during their employment

Sexual Harassment

I assist

the victims of sexual harassment as well as defend executives/employees accused of such behavior

Human Resource Issues

I provide

strategic counseling on how to interact with HR on issues including resignations, performance warnings, interpersonal conflicts with managers and co-workers, reporting discrimination/retaliation and violations of law, employer policies and codes of conduct, FMLA & Disability leave, and disability accommodations

Pension & Benefit Rights

I review,

negotiate and litigate violations of ERISA, FMLA, the WARN Act as well as related state statutes