Wigdor LLP is pleased to announce that the Firm’s Founding Partner, Douglas H. Wigdor, has been selected to the inaugural Lawdragon 500 Leading Plaintiff Employment Lawyers in America list.
Mr. Wigdor has been battling workplace misconduct through civil legal action since starting the Firm over 15 years ago. Today, he is one of New York’s most highly-awarded employment litigators, having represented plaintiffs in some of the most widely publicized discrimination, sexual harassment and sexual assault cases of our time.
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About Douglas H. Wigdor
Douglas H. Wigdor is the Founding Partner of Wigdor LLP. Mr. Wigdor’s practice focuses on litigation and counseling of individuals and companies in connection with a wide array of employment issues. He has been at the forefront of some of the most widely publicized sexual harassment and sexual assault cases that have made headline news around the world. Some of his notable representations include the hotel maid in the Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case, the rape victim in the Delhi Uber case that led to numerous executive resignations, NBA All-Star Charles Oakley in a defamation lawsuit against James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, multiple clients in the seminal “shop and frisk” cases, and over 20 employees at Fox News in their claims of gender discrimination, race discrimination and retaliation against the network. Because of his employment trial verdicts and high-profile cases, Mr. Wigdor regularly appears on television and is frequently quoted in the media, and he has appeared in several profiles about his career, including articles in the New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, and the London Independent. Mr. Wigdor’s trial verdicts, arbitration awards, and settlements exceed one billion dollars.
Mr. Wigdor was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA by the National Trial Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Labor and Employment Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Two peer review studies, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, have recognized Mr. Wigdor as one of the best Employment Trial Lawyers in America. In addition to representing clients, Mr. Wigdor is an arbitrator, serving on the American Arbitration Association Employment Panel. He is also a lecturer, editor and author of articles on employment and criminal-related matters. Prior to founding Wigdor LLP, Mr. Wigdor was a senior attorney in the Labor and Employment Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP, where he litigated cases on behalf of Fortune 500 clients on issues relating to a broad range of U.S. and U.K. labor and employment matters. He served as a Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt and previously worked as an Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York. Mr. Wigdor earned his B.A. from Washington University in St. Louis, cum laude, his M.A. from Oxford University in England, and his J.D. from Catholic University School of Law in Washington, D.C., graduating at the top of his class.
About Wigdor LLP
Wigdor LLP is widely considered one of the leading employment law firms in the country. Founded in 2003, Wigdor LLP specializes in litigating complex cases, representing individual executives as well as current and former employees in a variety of employment law matters.
Our attorneys are highly experienced in the successful litigation of class action, multi- plaintiff and individual plaintiff discrimination, harassment, whistle blower, wage – and- hour and related law suits. It is hard to imagine another law Firm that has had such an impact in the employment field over the last decade. Remarkably the Firm’s results have been included in the New York Law Journal’s top verdicts six out of the last eight years, including the number one employment verdict in 2011 and number one disability discrimination verdict in 2012. The Firm also has a strong track record in criminal law, sports and entertainment law, civil rights and catastrophic torts.
The hallmark of our practice, and our promise to you, quite simply is: Unparalleled dedication, commitment and integrity in all of our work. We work for the individual client, treating each case as unique, maintaining the same high level of commitment throughout a matter. We have achieved groundbreaking legal precedents and results due to our abilities, experience and resources with the Firm also receiving consistent recognition from our clients, Judges, and even our adversaries.