Shira Forman is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm’s New York office. Ms. Forman focuses her practice on the full spectrum of labor and employment disputes in areas including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, and claims of discrimination based on disability, sex, pregnancy, age, race, and national origin.
She also advises employers on day-to-day personnel matters, including hiring and separations, performance management, wage and hour compliance, drafting employee handbooks and policies, employee privacy issues, internal investigations, social media policies, and human resources best practices.
J.D., Columbia University Law School, 2004, Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review
B.A., Brooklyn College, 2001, summa cum laude
U.S. District Court – Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
Represented manufacturing company in litigation against former employees for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty related to the procurement of vendors
Conducted outside investigation into allegations of race discrimination and harassment at an asset management company
Represented pharmaceutical company in dismissal of whistleblower claims by a former employee in state court
Conducted outside investigation into allegations of race and sex discrimination at a women’s apparel company
Favorable resolution of numerous single-plaintiff disputes alleging discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination
Anti-Defamation League Young Lawyers Division, Executive Committee Member
American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee, Editorial Board Member