Wigdor LLP is pleased to announce that Senior Associate Tanvir H. Rahman has been honored by the National Law Journal as a Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar! This award celebrates attorneys under 40 whose experience is marked by meaningful success and cutting-edge work on behalf of plaintiffs.
Mr. Rahman is an experienced and versatile litigator with over a decade of experience representing plaintiffs in virtually all types of employment and civil rights disputes. Since joining Wigdor LLP, Mr. Rahman has successfully litigated hundreds of cases and has gained notable expertise in the areas of labor and employment law, commercial law, civil rights law, appellate litigation, and complex class action litigation. He has represented plaintiffs in individual, multi-plaintiff, class and collective actions against large and powerful corporations, and has helped secure numerous multi-million-dollar awards and settlements.
A fearless champion of equal rights in the workplace, Mr. Rahman has been at the forefront of the fight against racial injustice. Mr. Rahman previously represented multiple persons of color who were victims of a pattern of “shop and frisk” racial profiling at high-end department stores in New York City and across the country. He currently represents the former Global Head of Diversity at Morgan Stanley in a race discrimination and retaliation action that is challenging institutional race discrimination on Wall Street in the wake of global Black Lives Matter protests.
Mr. Rahman also has significant experience representing women in high-profile sexual harassment, sexual assault, gender and pregnancy discrimination, and unequal pay cases. For example, he currently represents six female anesthesiologists in a lawsuit against Yale University and Yale New Haven Hospital (together, “Yale”) alleging that they were all sexually harassed by the same male supervisor. Mr. Rahman led Wigdor LLP’s successful opposition to Yale’s motion to dismiss the complaint, which resulted in a lengthy and thoughtful federal court opinion which, among other things, made clear that Title IX protects not only students of educational institutions like Yale who are discriminated against or harassed because of their gender, but also employees who suffer similar unlawful conduct. In addition, Mr. Rahman has helped resolve multiple lawsuits on behalf of women who were sexually assaulted by their Uber drivers, including a woman from New Delhi, India, whose 2015 sexual assault case led to numerous executive resignations at Uber. Mr. Rahman also presently represents a class and collective of Black workers at Momentum Solar, one of the nation’s fastest-growing solar panel installation companies, who allege systemic racial discrimination and harassment throughout the organization.
On winning the award, Mr. Rahman said:
“It is an honor to be recognized by the National Law Journal as a Rising Star of the Plaintiffs Bar. As plaintiffs’ lawyers, our clients often come to us at a low point in their lives and careers. It is our job to assure them that no matter how big of an underdog they may appear to be, or how discouraged they are by the injustices they have faced, we will tenaciously go to battle for their rights with passion and vigor, evening the playing field, and will be unafraid to take their claims to trial if needed. It is truly an honor and privilege to be able to represent Wigdor LLP’s clients, and I look forward to continuing to fight for their rights and interests.”