Ana C. Shields

Office Managing Principal
New York Metro
Long Island

P 631-247-4657 F 631-247-0417


Ana C. Shields


Ana C. Shields is the office managing principal of the Long Island, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. She is co-leader of the Financial Services industry group. As a management side defense litigator, Ana represents employers and management with respect to claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, retaliation and other alleged violations of labor and employment laws before federal and state courts and in Arbitration before the AAA, JAMS and other forums.

Ana 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, Ana 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

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" (2017-present)
  • New York Super Lawyers®, "Rising Stars" (2014-2018) and "Super Lawyers" (2019-present)
  • 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)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • Disrupt HR, Long Island, Organizer
  • SHRM Long Island, Member