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Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP

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Chairman: David Sanford
Vice Chairman: Jeremy Heisler
Managing Partners: Kevin Sharp; H Vincent McKnight, J; Ed Chapin; Deborah Marcuse; Russell Kornblith
Number of partners: 16
Number of lawyers: 48
Languages:English, Mandarin, Spanish

Firm Overview:
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is a national public interest law firm that represents individuals and groups in cases that add significant value and improve our society. The firm has offices in New York City, Washington, D.C., San Francisco, San Diego, Nashville, and Baltimore and it specializes in employment and gender discrimination, wage and hour violations, complex civil litigation, whistleblower/qui tam matters, public interest litigation, financial services litigation, and criminal/sexual violence litigation.

Since opening its doors in 2004, Sanford Heisler Sharp has recovered more than one billion dollars for individual clients and the United States government and has achieved unparalleled success securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America to improve the work life of employees.

Main Areas of Practice:

Employment Discrimination:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers
Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP steadfastly protects the rights of those who have been subjected to discrimination in violation of federal laws like Title VII of the 1964 Civil Rights Act, as amended, and Section 1981 of the Reconstruction Era Civil Rights Act; state laws like the New York State Human Rights Law and the California Fair Employment and Housing Act; and local laws like the New York City Human Rights Law and the D.C. Human Rights Law.
Key Clients: C-Suite executives, employees, attorneys, students and others who have experienced discrimination and Title IX violations wishing to pursue litigation against their companies, law firms, and colleges and universities.
Contact: Kate Mueting, Alexandra Harwin
Tel: 202 499 5206, 646 401 0475
Email: [email protected], [email protected]

Wage & Hour:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers The wage and hour lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, have worked tirelessly to recover money from employers to insure that their clients are properly and fully paid for their work. The firm has recovered millions of dollars for employees ranging from individuals in varied industries to independent contractors who were misclassified.
Contacts: Andrew Melzer, Michael Palmer
Tel: 646 402 5657/646 402 5653
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Whistleblower/Qui Tam:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers On behalf of the US government and whistleblowers from all walks of life, Sanford Heisler Sharp has successfully prosecuted various types of False Claims Act cases. The firm represents individuals who have information to bring claims against a company under the False Claims Act, the US Commodity Futures Trading Commission’s whistleblower program, or the Security and Exchange Commission’s whistleblower program.
Contacts: H Vincent McKnight, Jr, Ross Brooks
Tel: 202 499 5211/646 402 5668
Emails: [email protected], [email protected]

Financial Services Litigation:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers Sanford Heisler Sharp’s financial services litigation practice represents and protects employees, investors, policyholders, and retirees from unscrupulous companies, stockbrokers, and investment advisors who have taken advantage of them in securities or other financial services transactions.
Contacts: Charles Field, Grant Morris, Paul Blankenstein 
Tel: 619 577 4252/202 499 5210/202 499 5213
Emails: [email protected], [email protected], [email protected] 

Public Interest Litigation:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers
Sanford Heisler Sharp represents municipalities in Virginia, Texas, and California in claims against opioid manufacturers, distributors, and pharmacy benefit managers for their role in creating the public health emergency caused by prescription opioids.
Contacts: Kevin Sharp
Tel: 615 434 7001
Email: [email protected]

Criminal/Sexual Violence Litigation:
16 partners, 48 total lawyers
Sanford Heisler Sharp’s criminal/sexual violence practice group provides survivors of criminal sexual violence exceptional advocacy in their effort to find some measure of justice. The firm’s attorneys’ aim to prevent clients from being revictimized while healing and seeking justice through the criminal justice process.
Contacts: Steven J Kelly
Tel: 410 834 7416
Email: [email protected]