Mr. Dov Kesselman is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he represents management in all aspects of employment law. He has broad litigation, arbitration and trial experience defending employers and management against claims of discrimination and harassment under federal, state and city anti-discrimination laws, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and ERISA, wrongful termination, breach of contract and related theories, and enforcement of restrictive covenant/non-competition issues.
Mr. Kesselman actively defends and oversees litigations throughout the East Coast and around the country, and represents local, national, and international clients. In addition, to his federal and state court practice, Mr. Kesselman regularly litigates in private arbitration and mediation forums.
Mr. Kesselman also counsels management and human resources professionals on workplace issues, including employee relations, internal complaints and investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, FLSA training, and restrictive covenants, as well as other issues with which employers are routinely faced. He has broad experience conducting sensitive internal investigations for employment clients.
Mr. Kesselman also represents clients in negotiating executive employment and separation agreements, as well as assisting companies in the protection of corporate assets and trade secrets. Mr. Kesselman represents individual and corporate clients before government and regulatory agencies in employment matters.
Mr. Kesselman serves as the Hiring Partner for the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw, is the Assigning Partner for the Labor and Employment practice group in New York, and is the New York lead for the Firm’s national Single Plaintiff Litigation practice group. Mr. Kesselman is a member of the New York office’s Leadership Team.
- J.D., New York University School of Law (1996)
- Staff Editor, Review of Law and Social Change
- B.A., Yeshiva University, summa cum laude (1993)
- Valedictorian; Stanley Broff Memorial Award for Excellence in Economics; Gottesman Award for Scholarship, Ethics & Character
- New York State Bar Association
- Federal Bar Council
- Yeshiva University General Counsel’s Council (Member, 2008-Present)
- Society for Human Resource Management (Member, 2016-Present)
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