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Ana C. Shields

Principal
New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4657
F 631-247-0417
Ana.shields@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Ana C. Shields is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. As a management side defense litigator, Ms. Shields represents employers and management with respect to claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other alleged violations of labor and employment laws.  

Ms. Shields also works proactively with clients to strategically implement policies, agreements and effective solutions to mitigate risks associated with litigation and to ensure compliance with various federal, state and local laws impacting the workplace. These include preparation of release agreements, restrictive covenant agreements, arbitration agreements with class action waivers, jury waivers, anti-harassment and whistleblower policies as well as advice and counsel with respect to FLSA and NY Labor Law compliance, FMLA and NY PFL compliance and NY’s mandatory training requirements to prevent sex harassment in the workplace.  

Further, Ms. Shields is frequently retained by management to conduct high level independent investigations of alleged workplace harassment by c-suite or senior level executives so employers can make the right decisions and mitigate risk.

Honors and Recognitions

  • Long Island Business News, Top 50 Women in Business (2019)
  • Long Island Business News, Top 40 Under 40 (2015)
  • 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)
  • American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law (2003)
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Professional Associations and Activities

  • SHRM-LI Professional Development Committee, Co-Chair

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October 15, 2019
Long Island Business News

Ana Shields Discusses Corporate Policy Measures for Mitigating Potential Whistleblower Crises

October 15, 2019

Ana Shields discusses solution-minded approaches to managing and preventing corporate whistleblower situations in "When an employee blows the whistle," published by Long Island Business News.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

September 26, 2019
Jackson Lewis

Ana C. Shields Honored as One of the Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business

September 26, 2019

MELVILLE, NY (September 26, 2019) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Principal Ana C. Shields has been recognized as one of the “Top 50 Most Influential Women in Business” by Long Island Business News. The list recognizes the most dynamic and influential women who have... Read More

September 18, 2019
CPA Practice Advisor

Ana Shields Comments on Unique Factors Impacting CPA Firms During the #MeToo Movement

September 18, 2019

Ana Shields comments on the unique challenges CPA firms are facing in the #MeToo era in " CPA Firms and the #MeToo Era," published by the CPA Practice Advisor.  Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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May 11, 2017

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

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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