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Aliza F. Herzberg

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Honors

  • Aliza has been selected by her peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2016 and 2017 in the field of Employment Law.
  • Consistently named to the New York Super Lawyers list, a Thomson Reuters lawyer rating service, since 2010.
  • Aliza was also named one of The Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area by Super Lawyers.

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1994

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M.A., with honors, and B.A., cum laude with honors, University of Pennsylvania, 1991

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
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Aliza F. Herzberg counsels employers in managing all aspects of their relationships with their employees.

Aliza advises U.S. companies, and U.K. and E.U.-based companies with U.S. operations, on a broad range of employment issues, including compliance with employment laws and regulations, reductions in force, negotiation of employment and severance agreements and the due diligence associated with mergers and acquisitions.

When and if disputes arise, she also represents companies in litigations and arbitrations relating to employment discrimination, harassment, non-competition and employment agreements.

Aliza trains executives and managers and frequently appears on various CNBC shows regarding employment issues. To view her most recent appearance, click here.

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New York State Bar Association

Litigation/Equal Employment Opportunity Commission Matters
  • Defended New York citywide garage management company concerning a class action wage-and-hour claim brought by current and former employees; negotiated favorable settlement.
  • Defended nationwide retail chain concerning EEOC charges filed by former employees in various states throughout the United States.
  • Defended New York-based accounting firm concerning a wage-and-hour litigation brought by a former employee in the Southern District of New York; obtained favorable settlement of all claims.
  • Defended high-tech manufacturer and defense contractor concerning a charge of age and national origin discrimination filed by its former president; negotiated a favorable settlement.
  • Obtained temporary restraining order on behalf of a multistate wholesale insurance broker against its former employees and their new employer, a national retail and wholesale insurance brokerage firm.
  • Defended high-level executive at a U.K.-based financial services firm concerning sexual harassment and battery claims brought in the Southern District of New York by executive’s co-worker; obtained favorable settlement of all claims.
  • Defended New York-based financial institution and won full dismissal with prejudice of a complaint of disability discrimination filed in the District of New Jersey by a former employee.
  • Defended Texas-based airplane manufacturer in a class action WARN claim filed in Federal Court; obtained favorable settlement of all claims.
  • Negotiated settlement of several discrimination claims alleged by former executives of a Florida-based body armor manufacturer.
  • Defended U.K.-based insurer and its U.S. consultant in the Southern District of New York concerning claims arising out of a restrictive covenant.
  • Argued and won a temporary restraining order against 14 former employees of a U.K.-based publishing company, related to theft of trade secrets and violations of the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act.
  • Won dismissal of a complaint filed before the U.S. Department of Justice, Office of the Chief Administrative Hearing Officer by a former employee who claimed discrimination on the basis of his immigration status. 
  • Obtained temporary restraining order against former brokers of a national insurance brokerage firm, restricting brokers from servicing and soliciting their former employer's clients based on their restrictive covenants.
  • Won jury verdict, affirmed by the Second Circuit, in favor of a financial services firm after trial in the Southern District of New York over claims of national origin discrimination, and counterclaims of fraud and self-dealing.
Other Representative Matters
  • Represented IPNetZone Communications, Inc., a nationwide next generation network provider, in its acquisition by United Network Services, Inc., a leading provider of managed services for voice and data networks.
  • Represented Landry’s in its acquisition of McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurants.

  • Represented CERTPOINT Systems Inc. in a merger with Infor Inc.
  • Favorably negotiated employment agreements for the management team of AGS Benefits Group in connection with the acquisition of AGS by National Financial Partners (NYSE: NFP).
  • Counseled and defended various U.S. and European employers in Department of Labor wage-and-hour, workers’ compensation and unemployment audits; obtained reversals of wage-and-hour rulings and negotiated decreases or rescissions of penalties associated with workers’ compensation audits.
  • Conducted executive-level employee investigation for New York-based financial institution following internal claim of gender and age discrimination by a high-level executive; advised employer on effective course of executive and management training.
  • Favorably negotiated employment agreements for a management team at a publicly traded company in connection with its acquisition by a private equity firm.
  • Counseled employers across the U.S. in industries such as manufacturing, retail, and insurance brokerage regarding reductions in force, including preparing severance agreements and releases, Older Workers Benefits Protection Act disclosure statements, termination scripts, and other reduction-in-force documents. Also conducted adverse impact analyses, advised on federal and state WARN Act issues and prepared WARN notices.
  • Conducted management training for various employers including a defense contractor, a financial institution, and a K-12 private school on topics including managing employees’ use of social media, disciplining employees, discrimination and retaliation in the workplace, recruiting and hiring employees, and classifying employees and independent contractors.

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