Tricia Bozyk Sherno is an associate in the New York office of Debevoise and is a member of the firm’s Litigation Department. Ms. Sherno’s practice focuses on employment matters and general commercial litigation. In the employment area, she has successfully handled discrimination, contract, and corporate raiding litigations in a broad range of industries. She has helped clients navigate sensitive personnel matters, such as reductions in force, terminations, and internal investigations of alleged employee misconduct, including sexual harassment. Ms. Sherno also is experienced in counseling employers on compliance with federal, state and local laws. Her practice also involves the design, negotiation and implementation of employment policies, employment agreements, consulting agreements, severance and release agreements.
Ms. Sherno joined the firm in 2007. She received a J.D. earlier that year from Rutgers Law School (Newark). During law school, Ms. Sherno was a research editor of the Law Review and a member of the Moot Court Board. She received her undergraduate degree in Urban Studies from Columbia University in 2004.
Ms. Sherno is a member of the Bars of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the Southern District of New York. She belongs to the American Bar Association, the National Association of Women Lawyers, and the New York City Bar Association, where she currently serves on the Committee on Labor & Employment Law. She is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor & Employment Law Section committees on Workplace Rights and Responsibilities and Technology in the Workplace and Practice.
She is the co-author of “Expert Q&A on the DOJ and FTC Antitrust Guidance for HR Professionals and Its Impact on Employers,” Practical Law (December, 2016); and “Enforcing Restrictive Covenants When Terminating Employees Without Cause: Is There a Clear Rule in New York?” 40 N.Y.S.B.A. Labor & Employment Law Journal 1 (Fall 2015). Other publications include “The Court of Appeals Cracks Open the Small Door to More Whistleblower Claims Under the New York Labor Law,” 78 Albany Law Review X1 (2014).
- Clayton, Dubilier & Rice in its $650 million acquisition of Capco, FIS’s management consulting business.
- Kellner DiLeo & Co. in successfully settling a class action alleging systemic failure to pay overtime after successfully obtaining dismissal of all state law claims.
- Dennis Kozlowski, former CEO of Tyco, in defending action brought by Tyco seeking forfeiture and clawback of compensation and severance benefits.
- A class of minority sheet metal workers in winning a contempt judgment against their union, after a three-day trial, based on the union’s discriminatory practices and non-compliance with affirmative action orders. Debevoise handled this matter pro bono.
- Director of Lyondell in an adversary proceeding arising out of its post-merger bankruptcy.
- Morgan Stanley Private Equity in its acquisition of Creative Circle, one of North America’s largest independent staffing firms specializing in advertising, creative and marketing talent.
- Rutgers School of Law – Newark, 2007, J.D.
- Columbia University, 2004, B.A.
- New Jersey
- New York
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