Our cases and consistent multi-million dollar verdicts have been covered in virtually every major news outlet, receiving worldwide attention. No other employment litigation Firm today has our courtroom experience and record.
Many law firms work on volume. We work for the individual client, and we are extremely selective in whom we choose to represent.
Because we have a reputation for obtaining multi-million dollar verdicts, we are able to settle the majority of our cases without the need for even filing complaints. These confidential settlements total in the hundreds of millions.
Our results have been included in the New York Law Journal’s top verdicts six times in the last eight years, including the number one employment verdict in 2011 and the number two employment and number one disability discrimination verdicts in 2012.
We are a team and tackle each of our matters in a collaborative manner. Wigdor LLP has a wide array of talented attorneys, paralegals and staff. We have been included in Best Lawyers, Super Lawyers, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by The National Trial Lawyers, “Top 100 Trial Lawyers in America” by The American Society of Legal Advocates, AV Premium Rated from Martindale-Hubbell, and the highest ranking in Avvo. Our collective experiences range from degrees at some of the most highly regarded law schools, large law firm practices, former prosecutors and in-house attorneys. Our lawyers are admitted in numerous states and federal courts throughout the Country and have received consistent recognition from our clients, Judges, and even our adversaries.
Wigdor LLP represents individual executives as well as current and former employees in all types of employment law matters. Our attorneys are highly experienced in the successful litigation of class action, multi-plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, wage-and-hour and related lawsuits.
Because of our approach, our cases are regularly cited by other lawyers in their legal briefs as well as judges in their judicial opinions. Our cases are also frequently discussed at large legal seminars and are written about in law reviews and other legal articles. It is hard to imagine another law Firm that has had such an impact in the employment field in the last ten years.
We also provide effective employment law counseling for companies and individuals, including conducting internal investigations and advising clients on workplace policies and practices, employee handbooks, employment contracts, severance agreements, and executive compensation and other employment-related agreements.
Under the leadership of former prosecutor Douglas Wigdor, the Firm has handled an array of high profile criminal cases. Specifically, Wigdor LLP represents individuals, business executives, partners at law firms, and corporations at every stage of the criminal process in federal and state court, including during grand jury proceedings, plea negotiations, sentencing, trials and appeals
The Firm has a thriving sports and entertainment practice. Our clients include professional athletes, well-known actors, performers, top models, writers, producers, directors and executives in the motion picture, television and radio, music, literary and other entertainment industries. We represent these and other clients in the sports and entertainment industries on matters ranging from the negotiation of contracts to talent management and related business and personal advice, merchandising, licensing, branding and marketing deals.
Wigdor LLP handles civil rights cases, including representing individuals who have been discriminated against with regard to public accommodations, have been the victim of police brutality or have had their First Amendment or a Due Process rights violated.
Wigdor LLP represents clients who have suffered personal injuries, property damages and economic losses in some of the most high-profile catastrophic accidents that have occurred in recent years, including mass explosions and large-scale construction accidents.
Female employee of large bank in pregnancy case:
My experience with the Firm was empowering because I know that many women out there are too scared of standing up for what’s right out of fear of losing their job, or not being let back into the industry. Women need to know there’s a place they can go to get what they deserve.
Female executive in gender/pregnancy case against large investment bank:
I really valued the Firm’s confidence. It clearly comes from their experience in winning cases—they broke it down, told me the formulas, knew every detail — they knew who we were up against, knew all of the lawyers already, and weren’t afraid.
Corporate officer of public company in breach of contract case:
They are bulldogs who are not intimidated by anyone—They win big cases.
Employee in sexual orientation litigation:
Everyone I worked with at the Firm was well informed and really gave me the full picture of the scenario and made it clear they had my best interest at heart. They wanted me to make informed decisions — they earned my trust and they still have it.
As a Firm, we are known by the press for taking on important and ground-breaking matters, and our work and accomplishments are frequently covered by leading national and local media, including The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Time, Bloomberg, Reuters, the Daily News and the major broadcast networks.