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Todd H. Girshon

Principal
New York Metro
New York City

P 212-545-4030 F 212-972-3213

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Todd H. Girshon

Biography

Todd H. Girshon has devoted his entire professional career, comprising nearly 30 years, to practicing workplace law at Jackson Lewis.

Since joining our New York City office, Todd has maintained an active “in-the-trenches” litigation practice, representing employers throughout the country before federal, state and local government agencies and courts in jury trials, bench trials, appeals, arbitrations, mediations and other proceedings. He has successfully defended individual and class/collective actions alleging discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower, failure to pay compensation and employee benefits, wrongful termination, breach of contract, tort, and other employment-related claims. He assists clients with preventive workplace law matters, investigations, and the design and implementation of human resources policies and practices. Todd also provides advice and counsel on day-to-day workplace law issues to help employers effectively manage their workforces.

Todd is a business-oriented attorney who partners with clients to understand and internalize their commercial objectives, risk tolerances, and problem-solving approaches. His practical, entrepreneurial approach has enabled him to serve as a trusted advisor to clients of all sizes—from start-ups to large national and global companies. In addition to his litigation and counseling work, Todd serves as relationship manager for a number of national and multinational firm clients. 

As a member of our formal industry groups dedicated to financial services, manufacturing, real estate, retail, and hospitality, Todd is positioned to provide advice tailored to the workplace issues unique to those sectors. Over the course of his career, he has also worked with employers in a variety of other industries, including insurance, fashion, healthcare, private equity, transportation, professional services, non-profit, sports, education, PEO and staffing.

Todd’s ability to deliver the best of Jackson Lewis to clients has been informed and enhanced by the variety of roles he has taken on within the firm. From 2011-13, Todd was elected to serve as the marketing coordinator for the firm's New York City office. He has also served on various committees over the years, including the firm’s partnership admissions committee, and is involved with L&E Global, an international alliance providing counsel to employers on workplace law. From 2016-18, Todd was elected to the firm’s Advisory Committee, which advises the chairperson and the Board of Directors on major issues affecting the firm, including strategic, operational, and financial matters. For 2020-21, he was re-elected to serve another 2-year term on the Advisory Committee.

Representative Matters

  • Norman v. NYU Langone Health Sys., No. 20 cv. 3624, 2021 U.S. App. LEXIS 37365 (2d Cir. Dec. 17, 2021)
  • Dusel v. Factory Mut. Ins. Co., No. 19-11698 (NMG), 2021 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 131269 (D. Mass. July 14, 2021)
  • LeDeatte v. Horizon Media, 571 F. Supp. 3d 72 (S.D.N.Y. 2021)
  • Nat'l Ret. Fund v. Metz Culinary Mgmt., 946 F.3d 146 (2d Cir. 2020)
  • Vitti v. Macy's Inc., 758 Fed. Appx. 153 (2d Cir. 2018)
  • Donahue v. Asia TV USA Ltd., 208 F. Supp. 3d 505 (S.D.N.Y. 2016)
  • Wright v. Storch, Amini & Munves, No. 12 Civ. 2852 (LTS)(MHD), 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 58037 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 25, 2014)
  • Farrell v. Toys “R” Us, No. A-3124-10T2, 2012 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 2138 (N.J. App. Div. Sept. 18, 2012); 2013 N.J. Super. Unpub. LEXIS 669 (N.J. Super. March 22, 2013)

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Labor Law - Management" (2022)
  • Martindale-Hubbell®, "AV Preeminent® - Peer Rated for Highest Level of Professional Excellence" (2015-present)
  • New York Super Lawyers®, "Super Lawyers" (2010-present)

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Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Change for Kids, Legal Advisor 
  • Harlem Educational Activities Fund (HEAF), Legal Advisor
  • Le Trianon Condominium, Board of Managers (2000-Present; President 2008-19)
  • Cornell Club of New York
  • UJA-Federation of New York

Published Works

  • "2nd Circ. Pension Liability Ruling Is A Big Win For Employers," Law360 (January 2020) [Co-Author]
  • "Jury or Non-Jury Trials: Consider whether a jury waiver agreement is right for your organization," HR Magazine, Society for Human Resource Management (February 2012) [Author]
  • "Wrongful Discharge Reform in the United States: International and Domestic Perspectives on the Model Employment Termination Act," Emory International Law Review 6.635 (Fall 1992) [Author]
  • "FMLA Policy, Practice and Legal Update," Business & Legal Reports (1995 - 2012) [Consulting Legal Editor]

Speeches

  • “Opening the Door in the Hospitality Industry: Legal Challenges in the Wake of COVID-19,” Cornell Center for Innovative Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations (CIHLER) Roundtable Webinar (July 1, 2020) (Panelist)
  • “New Strategies in Sexual Harassment Investigations and Litigation,” New York County Lawyers Association (New York, NY, October 24, 2019) (Panelist)
  • “Employer Best Practices for Conducting Sexual Harassment Investigations and Preparing for Possible Litigation,” New York City Bar Center for CLE (New York, NY, November 2018) (Panelist)
  • “Social Media Ethics & Best Practices,” Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum (New York, NY, April 24, 2018) (Panelist)
  • “Employment Claims and the Art of Mediation,” LexisNexis Webinar (October 25, 2016) (Panelist)
  • “Staying Ahead of the Latest Employment Risks,” Northeast Corporate Counsel Forum (Atlantic City, NJ, April 21, 2016) (Panelist)
  • “The Changing Workplace: How HR Legislation Affects Your Business,” TriNet Inspire Conference (New York, New York, May 28, 2015) (Speaker)