Jill L. Rosenberg

Partner
Employment Law

Jill Rosenberg, a New York employment law partner, is a nationally recognized employment litigator and counselor. Ms. Rosenberg has significant experience defending and advising employers in discrimination, sexual harassment, whistleblowing, wrongful discharge, affirmative action, wage-and-hour and traditional labor matters. She handles complex individual cases, as well as class actions and systemic government investigations. She represents a broad range of companies, including employers in the securities industry, banks and financial institutions, accounting firms, law firms, and employers in the food service and publishing industries. Ms. Rosenberg also has particular expertise in the representation of nonprofit entities, including colleges, universities, hospitals, foundations and cultural institutions.

Ms. Rosenberg’s notable engagements include:

  • Employment Arbitrations for Securities Industry Employers. Ms. Rosenberg has tried to decision more than 30 employment arbitrations before FINRA (formerly NASD and NYSE), JAMS and AAA involving claims for bonuses and other forms of compensation, wrongful termination, sexual harassment, discrimination and whistleblowing/retaliation. She has also litigated important issues in the field of arbitration, including the permissibility of mandatory arbitration, the scope of judicial review of arbitration awards and the availability of certain remedies.
  • Higher Education Litigation. Ms. Rosenberg was lead trial counsel representing a university in a federal court jury trial involving allegations of gender discrimination arising out of a denial of tenure. This two-week trial resulted in a defense verdict for our client, which was upheld on appeal by the Second Circuit. Ms. Rosenberg also counsels and litigates on behalf of higher education clients with regard to Title IX athletics compliance, student discipline, sexual harassment, disabilities issues and other issues unique to higher education settings.
  • Whistleblower Defense. Ms. Rosenberg frequently defends employers against Sarbanes-Oxley and other whistleblower and retaliation claims. She is also retained by employers to conduct internal investigations and advise on whistleblowing and retaliation issues.

She designs and conducts training programs for clients and frequently speaks on employment law issues for employer and bar association groups such as National Employment Law Institute, Practising Law Institute, National Association of College and University Attorneys and the New York State Bar Association.

Ms. Rosenberg is the firmwide Partner in Charge of Pro Bono Programs, and serves on the firm’s Personnel Development, Risk Management, and Diversity Committees.

Before joining the firm, Ms. Rosenberg was an associate at Baer Marks & Upham in New York from 1986 to 1991.

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Admitted In
  • New York

Education
  • J.D., University of Chicago Law School, 1986
  • A.B., cum laude, Princeton University, 1983
Honors
  • Consistently ranked by Chambers USA as a Leading Employment Lawyer
  • The Recorder California Labor & Employment Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • The Recorder California Litigation Department of the Year (2013-2014)
  • The International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers (2014)
  • Euromoney Leading Women in Business Law, Labor and Employment (2013)
  • Euromoney The Best of the Best USA, Labor and Employment (2007)
  • College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Fellow
  • Lawyers Division of UJA Federation of New York, The James H. Fogelson Young Leadership Award
Memberships
  • Advisory Board Member, National Employment Law Institute
  • Co-Chair, Diversity and Leadership Committee and Executive Committee Member, New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Board Member and Secretary, New York Legal Assistance Group
  • Member, Board of Directors, UJA-Federation of New York
  • Former Vice-Chair and Board Member, Lawyers Alliance for New York
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys
  • Member of ADR Committee, American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Litigation Section
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York

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