DOUGLAS H. WIGDOR

DOUGLAS H. WIGDOR

It is difficult to imagine another employment lawyer with a comparable record both in the courtroom and at the negotiating table.  Mr. Wigdor routinely tries cases to verdict, has won numerous verdicts in the millions of dollars and has received the New York Law Journal’s 2020 Distinguished Leader Award.  A tireless advocate for victims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and other forms of unlawful workplace misconduct, Mr. Wigdor is a Forbes Diversity & Inclusion Contributor and can often be seen standing up for his clients’ rights in television and radio interviews; he has even appeared in a Netflix documentary and testified before the UK Parliament.  His “pursuit of decency, justice and high-dollar settlements in the #MeToo era has landed Mr. Wigdor on the list of Law360’s Titans of the Plaintiffs Bar,” according to a recent profile recognizing Mr. Wigdor as one of the most influential plaintiffs’ lawyers in the U.S.  His trial verdicts, arbitration awards and settlements exceed $1 Billion.

From Dominique Strauss-Kahn to Harvey Weinstein, Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of some of the most closely watched sexual harassment and sexual assault cases of the last decade.  Named a Top 100 Hollywood Power Lawyer by The Hollywood Reporter and a Top Music Lawyer by Billboard, Mr. Wigdor’s employment trial verdicts and high-profile cases have resulted in several feature profiles about his career, including articles in The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek and the London Independent.  He has been referred to in these and other major news publications as one of New York’s most high-profile litigators.  In a recent study, Mr. Wigdor was the only plaintiffs’ employment lawyer to be recognized as one of the most fearsome lawyers in the Country.  A former U.S. Senator for New York said of Mr. Wigdor, “it’s much better to have him on our side than risk sitting across from him.”

Mr. Wigdor “has levied cases against some of the most powerful players in the business and political worlds — and won,” according to City & State’s 2021 Law Power 100 list.  Some of his notable clients include eight alleged victims of sexual abuse by Harvey Weinstein (including two women who testified at Weinstein’s criminal rape trial in New York), 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 an assault and battery lawsuit involving James Dolan and Madison Square Garden, former Recording Academy President and CEO Deborah Dugan in a sexual harassment, gender discrimination and retaliation case in connection with the Grammy Awards, the former chief of staff to ousted WeWork CEO Adam Neumann in a pregnancy discrimination case, multiple clients in the seminal “shop and frisk” cases, five award-winning female journalists at NY1 in an age and gender discrimination lawsuit against Charter Communications, countless women in their gender discrimination and sexual harassment claims against their powerful employers, and over 20 employees at Fox News in their claims of sexual harassment, gender and race discrimination and retaliation against the network.

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