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Adam G. Guttell

Of Counsel
Long Island

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


Adam G. Guttell is Of Counsel 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

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Long Island Networking Elite, 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)

See AllBlog Posts by Adam G. Guttell

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

Inclement Weather May Require Employers To Warm To Reasonable Accommodations
February 1, 2018

To enable employees to deal with natural disasters and severe local weather, employers should prepare to address issues arising from employees’ inability to get to work.  By itself, being stuck at home because of a blizzard is not a protected activity.  This constitutes a personal absence warranting no protection under the law.  However, Read More

Court Grants New Trial in Sexual Harassment Case Based on Evidence of Other Complaints Against Supervisor
October 11, 2017

Despite “substantial evidence” supporting a jury’s verdict, a judge may weigh the evidence and set aside the verdict if it is contrary to the clear weight of the evidence. Federal Judge Richard A. Jones did just that in EEOC v. Trans Ocean Seafoods, Inc., No. 15-cv-01563 (W.D. Wash. Sept. 8, 2017). 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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