Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

Labor & Employment Department

New York
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What the team is known for Recognized expertise in connection with internal investigations, class and collective actions and workplace statute compliance, among other matters. Litigates a wide array of matters including wage and hour, discrimination, trade secret and restrictive covenant disputes. Additional strength in matters relating to employee benefits and executive compensation, and noted for its representation of employers in administrative proceedings before the NLRB and EEOC.

Strengths Market sources note that the team stands out thanks to its "responsiveness, the quality of their work and the depth of their ability."

One clients says: "They are a very thorough, smart and strategic team from top to bottom. Their client service is excellent - if I reach out I will get an immediate response."

An interview notes: "They are an outstanding team with extremely capable and experienced individuals."

Work highlights Represented Sterling Jewelers in a class arbitration and a corresponding gender discrimination EEOC suit which was settled by Consent Decree for no monetary penalty and with no finding of liability or wrongdoing.

Notable practitioners


Gary Friedman
is a "very experienced, thoughtful and careful lawyer" who is noted for his expertise in sexual harassment, discrimination and wage and hour disputes, among other areas of employment law. He is praised by one client as "very user-friendly and pragmatic," while another notes that "he is really excellent at formulating strategies that are focused on the legal as well as the business side of the case."

The "extremely seasoned"
Jeffrey Klein
retains his reputation as one of the leading employment lawyers in New York. His practice encompasses employment discrimination and wage and hour claims, and employee benefits litigation. Clients draw attention to his "incredible institutional knowledge" and praise him as "a talented employment lawyer and an incredible advocate for his clients."


Nicholas Pappas
is "an experienced lawyer who brings a lot of really good insights and judgment to the effort," according to impressed interviewees. He acts for and advises his clients on a wide range of employment matters, including those involving noncompetition agreements, terminations and benefits, among others.