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John T. DiNapoli

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3355
Fax: (917) 344-1187
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John DiNapoli is an associate in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the firm’s Labor & Employment department, he specializes in employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, compensation/bonus disputes, and whistleblower retaliation claims.
 
His practice includes the representation of management in complex single and multi-plaintiff employment matters in federal and state court, AAA and FINRA arbitration proceedings, as well as investigations by federal, state, and local government agencies.
 
Mr. DiNapoli also counsels employers on various employment issues including employment policies, handbooks, separation agreements, internal investigations, WARN notice, and non-compete agreements.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. DiNapoli was a litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where he represented corporate clients and foreign governments in a wide variety of commercial and employment disputes, and represented corporate clients in government investigations.
 
Mr. DiNapoli also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried several cases, both jury and bench, to verdict as first chair.
 
John DiNapoli is an associate in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  A member of the firm’s Labor & Employment department, he specializes in employment discrimination, wage and hour litigation, compensation/bonus disputes, and whistleblower retaliation claims.
 
His practice includes the representation of management in complex single and multi-plaintiff employment matters in federal and state court, AAA and FINRA arbitration proceedings, as well as investigations by federal, state, and local government agencies.
 
Mr. DiNapoli also counsels employers on various employment issues including employment policies, handbooks, separation agreements, internal investigations, WARN notice, and non-compete agreements.
 
Prior to joining Seyfarth, Mr. DiNapoli was a litigation associate at Dewey & LeBoeuf LLP where he represented corporate clients and foreign governments in a wide variety of commercial and employment disputes, and represented corporate clients in government investigations.
 
Mr. DiNapoli also served as a Special Assistant District Attorney in the Kings County District Attorney’s Office, where he tried several cases, both jury and bench, to verdict as first chair.
 

Education

  • J.D., Hofstra University School of Law (2008)
    magna cum laude
    Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review
    Managing Editor, Moot Court Association
  • B.A., Villanova University (2002)

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, and Eighth Circuits

Representative Engagements

  • Representation of an international financial services firm in connection with claims against a former employee for repayment of bonuses and defending against counterclaims for various forms of deferred compensation.
  • Representation of international investment bank in connection with whistle-blower retaliation and breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of financial services firm in connection with age discrimination and breach of contract claims.
  • Representation of several hospitals in connection with claims for unpaid overtime resulting from misclassification brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State law.
  • Representation of health care company in connection with misclassification claims brought under federal and state law.
  • Representation of private equity firm in connection with unpaid overtime claims brought under federal and state law.
  • Representation of multinational corporation in connection with dual investigation by the U.S. Department of Justice and SEC under the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act.
  • Representation of foreign country in connection with litigation over power generation facility in arbitration proceeding before the Permanent Court of Arbitration in the Hague with concurrent litigation in U.S. federal court.
  • Representation of foreign country in connection with successful defense under the Foreign Sovereign Immunities Act to claims of gender discrimination.
     

Awards

  • Selected to the 2015 New York Metro Rising Stars list
  • Outstanding Articles Editor, Hofstra Law Review
  • Outstanding Law Student Award, Hofstra Law School
  • Course Excellence Award in Constitutional Law, Hofstra Law School