Paul J. SiegelEmail
Paul J. Siegel is a Principal in the Long Island, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C. For many years he was the chair of the firm’s national Wage and Hour Practice Group. Mr. Siegel has represented management in wage hour, employment discrimination, affirmative action and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage hour and labor law matters. In April of 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the United States Supreme Court.
Mr. Siegel graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973 and received his Juris Doctor degree with honors from Emory University School of Law in 1976. Mr. Siegel frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today’s challenging legal environment. He has appeared on national and local television and radio, and has presented seminars and written articles concerning wage hour, affirmative action, discrimination and labor law matters across the country. A 2003 peer survey identified him as one of Long Island’s top ten employment attorneys.
In the insurance industry, he is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society (PLUS) and has been a featured speaker at PLUS, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices (NAPSLO), Professional Insurance Agents (PIA), Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association (PIWA), and Risk & Insurance Management Society (RIMS) conferences. He has lectured about employment issues to meetings of the New York and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 1998 Conference of Justices of the Courts of the State of New York and many other industry groups.
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Ana C. ShieldsEmail
Ana C. Shields is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining Jackson Lewis in June 2005, Ms. Shields has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in proceedings before federal and state courts, the American Arbitration Association and administrative agencies. She has prepared pleadings, motions, memoranda of law, position statements and legal opinions related to employment law issues, such as employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, whistleblowing claims and restrictive covenants.
Ms. Shields has advised clients on compliance with various state and federal laws affecting the workplace, including Title VII, Family and Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State and City laws.
She has worked closely with clients through all phases of litigation, including investigations, preparation for depositions, attending depositions and trials. Ms. Shields is admitted to practice in New York, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. She has argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.
Ms. Shields is a graduate of Harvard University (A.B., cum laude, 2000), and St. John’s University School of Law (J.D. 2003), where she was a published member of the New York International Law Review. Ms. Shields was the recipient of the 2003 American Bar Association/Bureau of National Affairs Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law. She also was awarded the CALI Award for Excellence in Employment Law, Advanced Labor Law, and Jurisprudence.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Shields was a commercial litigation associate at a firm in Long Island, New York.
John J. PortaEmail
John J. Porta is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
He received his Undergraduate degree from Fordham University and his Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School. John is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, the United States District Courts for the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.
John has been involved in matters pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies covering the gamut of employment-related matters from discrimination and workplace harassment to wage/hour disputes. His principal focus is the defense of class and collective action lawsuits under federal and state wage-and-hour laws.
As a result of John’s litigation experience, he routinely advises clients on restructuring strategies and the management of litigation risks associated with termination and restructuring, along with managing plant closing/mass layoff advance notification requirements. He also has an active advice and counseling practice providing advice to clients on all aspects of the employment relationship including disability and leave management, wage and hour, development of personnel policies and separation/termination issues. John regularly counsels and represents employers in a range of industries including retail, commercial real estate, financial services and not-for-profits.
John has conducted hundreds of management training seminars on topics including litigation avoidance; EEO; effective management interviewing, documentation and evaluation skills; and, compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and the FMLA.
Noel P. TrippEmail
Noel Tripp is a Principal in the Long Island office of Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest law firms in the United States devoted exclusively to representing management in labor and employment matters. Since joining Jackson Lewis P.C. as a summer associate in May 2005, he has practiced exclusively in employment law and has been involved in matters pending before federal and state courts and administrative agencies covering the gamut of employment-related matters from discrimination and workplace harassment to wage/hour disputes and affirmative-action compliance. His principle focus is the defense of class and collective action lawsuits under federal and state wage-and-hour laws.
Mr. Tripp is a graduate of Dartmouth College (A.B. 1999), and Fordham Law School (J.D. 2006). Prior to attending law school, Mr. Tripp was a complex commercial litigation paralegal at a large national law firm in Los Angeles, California. He is admitted to practice in the state of New York.
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Jeffrey M. SchlossbergEmail
Jeffrey M. Schlossberg is a Principal in the Long Island, New York, Office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Schlossberg has devoted his entire career to the employment law field.
Mr. Schlossberg has extensive experience in handling all aspects of the employer-employee relationship. Areas of concentration include: employment discrimination prevention and litigation; workplace harassment policy development and compliance; social media and information privacy in the workplace; family and medical leave; disability matters; wage and hour investigations and litigation; non-competition agreements; and corporate mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Schlossberg has defended against claims such as sexual harassment, age, race, national origin and disability discrimination for public and private companies in industries such as media, technology, airline, aircraft components, restaurants, supermarkets, securities, medical, manufacturing, cosmetics, food processing, software, clothing, vitamins and nutritional products, and many other employers of varying size throughout the metropolitan area and across the country.
Mr. Schlossberg lectures frequently about various topics to trade and professional associations, such as the Hauppauge Industrial Association. Mr. Schlossberg is also an active member of the Nassau County Bar Association and is a Past Chair of the Nassau County Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Committee.
Mr. Schlossberg is an appointed member of the Employment Law Panel of arbitrators for National Arbitration and Mediation.