Brian A. Heller
About Brian A. HellerBrian Heller, a Partner with Schwartz & Perry LLP, has been with the firm since his graduation from Fordham Law School in 2001, where he served on the Fordham Urban Law Journal and as a mediator in the Bronx Small Claims Court. A Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Penn State University, Mr. Heller has an impressive background in all aspects of employment law, including discrimination, sexual harassment, fraudulent inducement, contractual disputes, stock options and benefits and workplace torts.
Mr. Heller is an experienced litigator, having Co-Chaired numerous trials, including jury and non-jury trials in both the Federal and state courts. Mr. Heller has also prosecuted and argued numerous appeals in various appellate courts in New York State. In addition to litigation, Mr. Heller negotiates severance agreements, employment contracts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and counsels employees who are subjected to discrimination in the workplace. With a strong emphasis on research and writing, Mr. Heller contributes to all aspects of Schwartz & Perry LLP's practice.
Mr. Heller is also active in Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR), successfully representing employees in mediations sponsored by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the courts, and a number of private dispute resolution entities. Mr. Heller has appeared on behalf of individuals in arbitrations before The Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA, formerly the National Association of Securities Dealers) and the American Arbitration Association (AAA).
Mr. Heller lectures on employment discrimination, litigation, contracts, workplace torts and trial practice before attorneys of all experience levels and practices, contributing the skills and insights he has gained during his tenure Schwartz & Perry LLP.
Directory Practice Areas
- Arbitration & Mediation
- Employment Law
Additional Practice Areas
- ADA Violations
- Discrimination Law
- ERISA Claims
- FLSA Wage Claims
- Wrongful Termination
Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice
|U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York|
|U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York|
|Partner, Schwartz & Perry LLP|
|Fordham University School of Law||J.D.||Law|
|Pennsylvania State University||B.A., with Distinction|
|Honors: Phi Beta Kappa|
|Member, New York State Bar|
WEBSITES & BLOGS
Website: Brian A. Heller's Website Profile
Website: Schwartz & Perry Website
Blog: New York Employment Lawyer Blog
Schwartz & Perry Wins $1.33 Million Verdict Against UPS for Sexual Harassment Do You Have a Sexual Harassment Claim if Your Bosses's Less Qualified Paramour Gets Promoted Instead of You Can a Straight Guy Prevail in a Sexual Harassment Suit For Being Called Gay? Could You Have a Retaliation Claim After Being Fired for Reporting a Friend's Sexual Harassment? Steer Clear of Social Media If Contemplating a Wrongful Termination Suit Am I Entitled to Paid Sick Time if I Work for a Small Business? Are Temporary Disabilities Protected Under the Americans with Disabilities Act? Asians Are Subject to Employment Discrimination Too Be Sure There is a Causal Connection Between Your Protected Status and Your Termination
Blog: New York Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blog
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