Fanny A. Ferdman

Associate

New York
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Fanny Ferdman represents employers before state and federal courts, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state administrative agencies in litigation concerning harassment, discrimination, retaliation, breach of employment contracts and tort claims. She also counsels clients regarding day-to-day workplace issues; assists employers in drafting employment agreements, policies and handbooks; and litigates, including in all stages from discovery and pretrial motion practice to trials and appeals.

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  • Participated in a Department of Labor investigation involving a landscaping company. Settled the case for significantly lower cost to  the client.
  • Involved in a discrimination matter on behalf of a Fortune 500 company involving allegations of race and gender discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and a hostile work environment. Following a 10-week trial, the jury found in favor of the client on all but one count.
  • Obtained a no probable cause finding for various clients when defending discrimination allegations before state and federal administrative agencies. 
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Experience

  • Participated in a Department of Labor investigation involving a landscaping company. Settled the case for significantly lower cost to  the client.
  • Involved in a discrimination matter on behalf of a Fortune 500 company involving allegations of race and gender discrimination, retaliation, harassment, and a hostile work environment. Following a 10-week trial, the jury found in favor of the client on all but one count.
  • Obtained a no probable cause finding for various clients when defending discrimination allegations before state and federal administrative agencies. 
  • Counseled and trained a health care client regarding employee termination and layoff procedures.
  • Resolved several matters using a Rule 68 offer-of-judgment tactic early in the litigation process, saving clients hundreds of thousands of dollars.
  • Successfully settled a discrimination matter at mediation for a large media company.
  • Successfully settled a wage and hour dispute at mediation for a large cable service provider.

Recognitions

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers "Rising Star" (2015, 2016)
  • Morris Orland Award for Excellence in Written and Oral Advocacy, Moot Court Association

Community

  • Love Our Children USA, Young Benefactors Committee: Co-Chair
  • StreetWise Partners Taste of Success Event: Host Committee

Services

Prior Positions

  • Greenwald Doherty LLP (2012 to 2013)
  • Epstein Becker & Green, P.C. (2010 to 2012)
  • Robertson, Freilich, Bruno & Cohen, LLC (2006 to 2010)
  • Judicial Intern for Justice Carol R. Edmead, Supreme Court of the state of New York (2004)
  • Intern for Justice Thomas A. Wallitsch, Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas (2002)

Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • New Jersey
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., New York Law School, 2006
  • B.A., Muhlenberg College, 2003, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Languages

  • Russian
  • Spanish