Courtney Stieber is a senior associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP. Ms. Stieber’s practice focuses on complex employment litigation, defending management against claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation under federal, state and city anti-discrimination laws, single and class action claims brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act, wage and hour collective and class actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and state analogues, breach of contract and related theories, and complex discrimination class actions.
Ms. Stieber has significant first and second chair trial experience, including:
- Securing a complete defense jury verdict on a race discrimination case brought by a former Vice President of the Company following a seven week jury trial;
- Obtaining the dismissal of four out of six claims on a motion for directed verdict and securing a unanimous defense jury verdict on the remaining claims of gender discrimination and retaliation for a Fortune 25 client;
- Securing a defense verdict following a bench trial on defamation and breach of contract claims; and
- Obtaining a complete walk-away for a Fortune 25 client days before trial, including the voluntary and with prejudice dismissal of all claims in a multi-plaintiff action.
She also has extensive experience with employment litigation in administrative agencies, including first-chair representation in administrative public hearings. Ms. Stieber represents clients in many industries, including banking and finance, retail, hospitality and higher education.
She also provides clients with legal and practical advice on various workplace issues, including hiring practices, job classifications, internal complaints and investigations, and FMLA and ADA issues. She has additionally represented clients in litigations and administrative hearings regarding background check compliance.
In particular, Ms. Stieber has specialized knowledge regarding the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state laws affecting background screening and pre-employment decisions regarding criminal history, and she counsels both employers and consumer reporting agencies on compliance requirements under these laws and hiring practices with respect to applicants with criminal convictions.
- J.D., Georgetown University Law Center (2009)
- B.A., University of Michigan (2006)
- American Bar Association
- New York City Bar Association
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