Stephen Sheinfeld is a partner and head of the firm’s labor and employment relations practice group in New York.
Mr. Sheinfeld's practice includes all areas of labor and employment law, including single plaintiff and multi-party employment discrimination litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies, NLRB practice, collective bargaining and arbitration, and the formulation of workplace policies and programs. He also has extensive experience in prosecuting and defending actions involving the enforcement of restrictive covenants and the protection of trade secrets in arbitration and before the courts.
Mr. Sheinfeld’s representative clients include PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP, Marsh & McLennan Companies, Inc., Lend Lease, and Coty Inc. with respect to employment discrimination and contract actions in state and federal courts.
Mr. Sheinfeld is recognized in the “Guide to the World’s Leading Labor & Employment Lawyers,” named in “Who’s Who Legal: Management Labor and Employment Lawyers,” and also listed in Super Lawyers for Metro New York.
Honors and Awards
Mr. Sheinfeld is a member of the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, Association of the Bar of the City of New York, District of Columbia Bar Association, and New York County Lawyers' Association. He is the founding editor-in-chief of the Employment Law Strategist and a PLI faculty member.
Mr. Sheinfeld received a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University in 1980 and a J.D., cum laude, from Buffalo Law School in 1983, where he was an editor of the Buffalo Law Review.
Mr. Sheinfeld presented a paper on the topic of "Restrictive Covenants and Employee Raiding: Recent Developments" as a panel member at the Association of the Bar of the City of New York. He is the co-author of "Protecting Employer Secrets and the Doctrine of Inevitable Disclosure," 650 Practicing Law Institute (PLI), Litigation and Administrative Practice Series, 411; and presented in May 2011 as part of the PLI International Briefing Series: U.S. Employment Law for Non-U.S. Attorneys.
Speeches and Publications