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Adam G. Guttell

New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4675
F 631-247-0417


Adam G. Guttell is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. His practice focuses on representing employers in workplace law matters, including preventive advice and counseling.

Mr. Guttell advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. He also advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations.

Mr. Guttell’s practice also involves preparation and enforcement of restrictive covenants.  He actively litigates restrictive covenant matters, including breaches of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.
During law school, Mr. Guttell was the Chief Justice of the Moot Court Honor Society.

Honors and Recognitions

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Professional Associations and Activities

  • Developmental Disabilities Institute, Board Member

Pro Bono & Community Involvement

  • Long Island Pro Bono Partnership, Participating Attorney

Published Works

  • “Back To School And Back To Work: Employer Checklist of Common  Issues,” MD News (September 19, 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “How The Presidential Election May Affect Employers,” MD News (June 17, 2016) [Co-Author]
  • “The Employment Lawyer’s Perspective: Are Your Practice’s Agreements Enforceable,” MD News (April 23, 2015) [Co-Author]
  • “Violence In the Workplace Affects Everyone,” M.D. News (March 20, 2011) [Co-Author]
  • “When a No Non-compete Is Really An Implied Non-solicit,” M.D. News (November 20, 2010) [Co-Author]
  • “ADA Amendments More In Line With New York State and City Law,” New York Law Journal, Vol. 241, No. 74 (April 20, 2009) [Co-Author]


Speeches and Presentations

  • “Employment Litigation Avoidance For Fire Districts & Fire Departments,” Brookhaven Town Fire Commissioners Annual Conference (Centereach, NY, March 18, 2017) (presenter)
  • Long Island Business News, Human Resources Roundtable (Westbury, NY, October 2016) (panelist)
  • “Making Bonus Programs FMLA Compliant,” Lorman Education Services Webinar (September 19, 2016) (presenter)
  • “From Disability Leave to Progressive Discipline: Effective Human Resource Management for Today’s Medical Practice,” MGMA NYC Chapter Conference (New York, NY, December 8, 2015) (presenter)
  • Trade Nassau Business Breakfast Panel (Bethpage, NY, October 16, 2015) (panelist)
  • “The New York Wage Theft Prevention Act: What's Old, New, and How To Comply,” (July 14, 2015) (presenter)
  • “How To Handle An Employment Discrimination Case,” New York County Lawyers’ Association CLE (New York, NY, May 26, 2015) (panelist)
  • “Risk Solutions In The Bring Your Own Device (BYOD) World,” Association of Hospital Risk Managers New York Chapter Winter Conference, (New York, NY, December 2014) (presenter)
  • LISTNet Presentation on Bring Your Own Devices and Use of Restrictive Covenant to Manage Protectable Interests (Melville, NY, Spring 2013) (presenter)

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January 4, 2019
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Jackson Lewis Announces 17 Newly Elevated Principals

January 4, 2019

WHITE PLAINS, NY (January 4, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm has recently elevated 17 attorneys to Principal status. “Our newest Principals — a diverse group of attorneys who represent a variety of practice areas and geographic regions — are all... Read More

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Hospital Privileges Do Not Confer Employment Status For Purposes of Title VII Liability, Seventh Circuit Holds
May 17, 2019

Having the power to grant, deny, or revoke hospital privileges does not give rise to liability under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, according to a recent decision by the Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit. Yelena Levitin, M.D. v. Northwest Community Hospital. For almost thirteen years, Dr. Read More

Court Grants Summary Judgment Where Decision-Maker Was Unaware of Plaintiff’s Medical History
January 2, 2019

Employers often are reluctant to take adverse actions against poorly performing employees with a history of medical conditions due to the cost and risk involved in litigation (even though no federal, state or local law is intended to protect deficient job performance).   In an instance where an employer decided to discharge a worker whose Read More

Hospital Compliance Officer’s Opposition to Termination of Co-Worker States a Claim of FMLA Retaliation
August 9, 2018

The United States District Court for the District of Columbia recently denied a Hospital’s motion to dismiss a Family and Medical Leave Act (“FMLA”) retaliation claim by a senior officer because of the close time proximity between a protest of alleged discriminatory treatment of a co-worker and the protester’s own discharge.  Lott v. Read More

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Privacy Issues and Data Breaches

Adam Guttell and Jeffrey Schlossberg discuss privacy issues and how employers can prevent data breaches.

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