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Ana C. Shields

Principal
Long Island

P 631-247-4657
F 631-247-0417
shieldsa@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Ana Shields is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis in June 2005, she has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in proceedings before federal and state courts, the American Arbitration Association and administrative agencies.

Ms. Shields has successfully prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, position statements and legal opinions related to employment law issues such as employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistle-blowing claims and restrictive covenants. Ms. Shields has advised clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including Title VII, the Equal Pay Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act and New York State and City laws. In addition, she is a firm resource for Electronic Discovery. She has worked closely with clients through all phases of litigation including investigations, preparations for depositions, attending depositions and trials.

While attending law school, Ms. Shields was a published member of the New York International Law Review. She was the recipient of the 2003 American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. She was also awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law, Advanced Labor Law, and Jurisprudence.

Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shields was a commercial litigation associate at a firm in Long Island, New York.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Long Island Business News, Who’s Who in Professional Women (2014)
  • Long Island Business News, Who’s Who In Intellectual Property & Labor Law (2012)
  • Long Island Business News, Human Resources: Ones to Watch (2010)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • SHRM-LI Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair

Published Works

  • "Mitigating Risk in Hospital Mergers and Consolidations Through Careful Consideration of Workplace Laws," The Risk Management Quarterly (Spring 2013) [Co-Author]
  • "Inoculating Your Respective Entities Against The Dangers Of Unpaid Internships," The Risk Management Quarterly (Summer 2012) [Co-Author]
  • "Workplace Violence: Strategies for Avoidance and Prevention," The Risk Management Quarterly (Winter 2011) [Co-Author]
  • “Industry Wage and Hour Litigation and Compliance After 'Coke': Judicial and Legislative Response," Tools for the Trade, Business and Clinical Solutions for the Home Care Industry Volume VII, No. 4 (July-August 2010) [Co-Author]
  • “Ninth Circuit Rejects EEOC Guidance: No Compensatory/Punitive Damages for ADA Retaliation Claims," International Risk Management Institute Website (February 2010) [Co-Author]
  • “Associational Discrimination Claims Are On The Rise," Jackson Lewis Website (September 2009) [Co-Author]
  • “Do Employee Layoffs Equal Litigation – Risk Management Before Layoffs," International Risk Management Institute Website (April 2009) [Co-Author]
  • “Should Employers 'Google' Applicants? A Summary of the Advantages and Disadvantages of Using Internet Resources To Gather Information On Job Applicants,” International Risk Management Institute Website (February 2009) [Co-Author]
  • "Downsizing Risk Management, RFOA As An Affirmative Defense," International Risk Management Institute Website (August 2008) [Co-Author]
  • "The New New York State Division of Human Rights and its Accelerated Case-Handling Procedures: Best Practices for New York Employers with Discrimination Complaints," Jackson Lewis Website (February 2008) [Co-Author]
  • "Shortened Statute of Limitations Provisions In Employment Applications and Agreements Are Enforceable," Employment Practice Liability Consultant (Summer 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "Innate Bias Claims: A Slippery Slope," Employment Practice Liability Consultant (Spring 2007) [Co-Author]
  • "Reducing Exposure When Downsizing, RFOA As An Affirmative Defense," Risk Management Institute Website (January 2007) [Co-Author]
  • “Identity Theft – ‘Burn It, Pulverize It, Or Shred It’ – Banks Must Do More Than Protect Consumer Information: Sensitive Employee Information Must Also Be Protected," New York Banking Law Digest 1.2 (January 2006) [Co-Author]
  • Comment, Haywin Textile Products, Inc. v. International Finance Investment and Commerce Bank, Ltd, NY Int. Law Rev. 15.1 (2002) [Co-Author]

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August 15, 2017
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Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

July 17, 2017
New York Law Journal

Victoria Woodin Chavey and Ana Shields Author "Pay Equity Litigation Trends"

July 17, 2017

Victoria Woodin Chavey and Ana Shields author "Pay Equity Litigation Trends," published by the New York Law Journal. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

July 6, 2017
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Brett Anders and Ana Shields Author "Navigating the New Sources of Electronically Stored Information"

July 6, 2017

Brett Anders and Ana Shields author "Navigating the New Sources of Electronically Stored Information," published by Legaltech News. Subscription may be required to view article.  Read More

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How Emerging Technologies, including Artificial Intelligence, are Transforming the Legal Profession

May 11, 2017

Emerging technologies are expected to have a significant impact on the legal profession, both in terms of new electronic devices containing discoverable information as well as the increased use of artificial intelligence to perform tasks typically performed by attorneys. While there are some who predict that lawyers may be the next... Read More

December 19, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Winter 2016

December 19, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: Defending class discrimination claims Disparate treatment vs. disparate impact The legislation The case law Prevention pointer... Read More

September 28, 2016

Class Action Trends Report Fall 2016

September 28, 2016

Our quarterly report discusses new developments in class action litigation and offers strategic guidance and tactical tips on how to defend such claims. This issue covers the following topics: “Class” claims, EEOC-style When private plaintiffs pile on The legislation The caselaw Regulatory roundup... Read More

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Dec 21

Melville, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: Navigating Business Immigration under Trump

December 21, 2017 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road - Melville, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Jan 18

Melville, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: The Long Island Employer’s Guide to Effective Workplace Investigations

January 18, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1350 Old Walt Whitman Road - Melville, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Riverhead, NY
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SHRM Long Island Breakfast Series: The Long Island Employer’s Guide to the On-boarding Process

January 25, 2018 - 8:00 AM to 10:00 AM EST
1830 Route 25 - Riverhead, NY
Credits: HRCI - Pending, SHRM - Pending
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Nurse’s Disability Discrimination Claims May Proceed to Trial, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules
July 17, 2017

A registered nurse employed by a New Jersey health care system for approximately 10 years may proceed to a jury trial with her disability and perceived disability claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled. Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health Sys., 2017 N.J. Read More

Nurse’s Disability Discrimination Claims May Proceed to Trial, New Jersey Supreme Court Rules
July 17, 2017

A registered nurse employed by a New Jersey health care system for approximately 10 years may proceed to a jury trial with her disability and perceived disability claims under the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination, the Supreme Court of New Jersey has ruled. Grande v. Saint Clare’s Health Sys., 2017 N.J. Read More

San Francisco Passes “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance”
July 14, 2017

Effective January 1, 2018, San Francisco’s new “Lactation in the Workplace Ordinance” will increase protections for nursing mothers working in San Francisco.  More information about how this ordinance will impact employers is available here on our Disability, Leave & Health Management blog.… Read More