In addition to its noted leadership in employment litigation, Wigdor LLP has a history of success and accomplishment in four critical practices: criminal law, sport and entertainment law, civil rights, and catastrophic torts.
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.
As former federal and state prosecutors, our attorneys have presented hundreds of cases to the grand jury and are thus intimately familiar with the process and how to avoid indictment. We also have substantial experience conducting internal or government investigations and can provide legal assistance with respect to corporate compliance and drafting and formulating codes of conduct and company policies.
SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT
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.
We also provide aggressive, expert representation in the litigation and arbitration of contractual and other disputes for clients in these unique and highly specialized industries.
CIVIL RIGHTS LITIGATION
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. We represented a group of individuals who brought claims of racial profiling against Macy’s East Departments Stores. Our Firm also was instrumental in convincing the United States Department of Justice to reopen the horrific 1955 murder case of Emmett Till, still widely regarded as the catalyst for our nation’s civil rights movement. We also received a multi-million verdict on behalf of a public employee in Nassau County whose due process rights were violated when she was terminated.
Our reputation, advocacy skills and dedication to our clients prove invaluable at a time when your civil rights have been 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. For example, the Firm represented the driver and passenger of the tow truck at the center of the Con Edison steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan in July 2007, who suffered severe, life threatening injuries.
The Firm also initiated litigation relating to the collapse of a construction crane in Manhattan that killed seven people, injured many others and resulted in significant property damage. We also represented the estate of Kunta Oza, who was killed in a Con Edison gas explosion at her home in Queens, New York.
We currently represent the mother of Lauren Abraham in a wrongful death action against Con Edison, after Ms. Abraham was electrocuted by a downed power line.