Practices

Bar & Court Admissions

  • State Bar of New York
  • U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Professional Affiliations

New York City Bar Association

National Association of Women Lawyers (NAWL)

Education

Syracuse University College of Law, J.D.

Hartwick College, B.A.

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Linda S. Hersha

Counsel
New York
T: 212.730.7700
Profile

Linda S. Hersha is an Employment Attorney with a unique background comprised of law firm, in-house and employee relations experience. A trusted and respected advisor, Ms. Hersha actively provides day-to-day strategic legal advice, employment counseling, and litigation support to business clients and Human Resources (HR) on the full spectrum of employment law issues arising under federal, state, and local laws.

Ms. Hersha has significant expertise counseling clients on a broad range of employment law, employee relations and employment-related policy issues, including performance management, discipline, hiring, wage and hour (FLSA) compliance, terminations, reductions-in-force, disability and health-related issues (ADA, FMLA), and discrimination and harassment claims. She partners closely with HR professionals and business clients to proactively identify and resolve workplace issues before they result in litigation, mitigating risks and providing practical solutions to help them achieve their business goals. Ms. Hersha also advises clients on complex post-employment restrictive covenants and employment-related issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions activity.

In addition, Ms. Hersha has significant experience drafting and negotiating employment contracts, separation agreements and other employment-related documents. She also regularly drafts employment policies and employee handbooks. Ms. Hersha also develops and facilitates employment law training for her clients on a variety of topics including preventing discrimination, harassment and retaliation, FMLA, ADA, conducting reductions-in-force and effective performance management. She also has significant experience in conducting internal investigations and has resolved countless discrimination, harassment, unfair treatment, unprofessional conduct, and other workplace complaints throughout her career.

Ms. Hersha has successfully defended claims brought before the EEOC, Department of Labor and state agencies nationwide. She has also represented clients before arbitration panels and in mediations.

Ms. Hersha is currently on secondment with a leading financial services group and global investment bank.