People: Loren Gesinsky, Partner

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Loren Gesinsky

Partner

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5557
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Mr. Gesinsky is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators, mediators, and other tribunals regarding all legal issues relating to the workplace, including wage and hour collective and class actions, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, non-compete, other restrictive covenants and trade secrets. He also counsels employers and negotiates agreements regarding these issues, with particular attention on strategies to avoid litigation. Additionally, he participated actively in the United States Chamber of Commerce task force that developed comments on the United States Department of Labor’s proposed regulatory changes to the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions.
 
Mr. Gesinsky has around twenty-five years of experience working as a labor and employment attorney. He developed an especially broad foundation for his representation of employers by previously practicing plaintiff's employment law and commercial litigation. Mr. Gesinsky has successfully tried, arbitrated, mediated, and otherwise advocated in numerous matters involving multiple and single plaintiffs. His advocacy abilities in the courtroom, as well as his negotiating and public speaking abilities, have been enriched by his considerable training and experience as an actor. 
 
Recognition of Mr. Gesinsky’s professional accomplishments includes his election as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, listing in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, appointments to Chair the Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities and the State Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and selection for mayoral appointment to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is a frequent author and presenter on employment-law issues.
Mr. Gesinsky is a partner in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  He represents employers before state and federal courts, administrative agencies, arbitrators, mediators, and other tribunals regarding all legal issues relating to the workplace, including wage and hour collective and class actions, discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, non-compete, other restrictive covenants and trade secrets. He also counsels employers and negotiates agreements regarding these issues, with particular attention on strategies to avoid litigation. Additionally, he participated actively in the United States Chamber of Commerce task force that developed comments on the United States Department of Labor’s proposed regulatory changes to the FLSA’s white-collar exemptions.
 
Mr. Gesinsky has around twenty-five years of experience working as a labor and employment attorney. He developed an especially broad foundation for his representation of employers by previously practicing plaintiff's employment law and commercial litigation. Mr. Gesinsky has successfully tried, arbitrated, mediated, and otherwise advocated in numerous matters involving multiple and single plaintiffs. His advocacy abilities in the courtroom, as well as his negotiating and public speaking abilities, have been enriched by his considerable training and experience as an actor. 
 
Recognition of Mr. Gesinsky’s professional accomplishments includes his election as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys, listing in Best Lawyers and Super Lawyers, appointments to Chair the Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People With Disabilities and the State Affairs Committee of the New York City Bar Association, and selection for mayoral appointment to the New York City Commission on Human Rights. He is a frequent author and presenter on employment-law issues.

Education

  • J.D., New York University School of Law (1991)
  • B.A., Northwestern University (1988)
    Phi Beta Kappa; National Merit Scholar

Admissions

  • New York

Courts

  • United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit

Affiliations

  • Fellow - College of Labor and Employment Attorneys
  • Seyfarth New York Office Diversity Action Team (DAT) Leader
  • American Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association
    • State Affairs Committee (Former Chair)
    • Committee on Legal Issues Affecting People with Disabilities (Former Chair)
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Member of Committee on Diversity and Inclusion
    • Chair of Trailblazer Award Nomination Review Subcommittee
    • Former Delegate to the New York State Bar Association's House of Delegates
  • Board Member, New York University Law Alumni Association
  • Former Board Member, Melting Pot Theater Company
  • Disabilities Rights Task Force of New York Lawyers for the Public Interest (Founding Member)

Presentations

  • “Trends and Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination Law: Discrimination, Accommodations and Other Real-World Challenges for Employers,” EEOC Technical Assistance Program (June 3, 2015)
  • “Managing the Pregnant Worker: Accommodations and Other Best Practices,” Seyfarth Breakfast Briefing (April 16, 2015)
  • “Hot Topics at the EEOC, Including New Developments in Pregnancy Discrimination Law,” Labor and Employment Relations Association (October 23, 2014)
  • “Social Media and Its Impact on the Workplace: What Every Employer Needs To Consider,” Seyfarth Webinar (March 11, 2014) and Seyfarth Breakfast Briefing (February 12, 2014)
  • “Get a Doctor’s Note! -- What Medical Information May an Employer Require, When May It Be Required, and What Rights Does the Employee Have in Regard to Such Demands?” New York State Bar Association (October 4, 2013)
  • “Wage & Hour Roundtable,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 6, 2013)
  • “Understanding FLSA’s Compensable Time Requirements for Non – Exempt Employees,” The Knowledge Congress Webcast (November 29, 2012) 
  • “Wage & Hour Update: Everything You Need to Know (But Might Not Ask),” Seyfarth Breakfast Briefing (October 17, 2012)
  • “Knowledge is Key to Accommodating Workplace Learning Disabilities," New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section's Fall Conference (September 21, 2012)
  • “Going Viral - What Every Employer Needs To Know About Social Media,” sponsored by Seyfarth Shaw LLP (March 21, 2012)
  • “Global Diversity Initiatives,” at CEO Roundtable sponsored by Diversity Best Practices (December 2, 2011)
  • "Oral Testimony Before the New York State Senate Temporary Committee on Rules Reform," submitted on behalf of New York City Bar Association (February 28, 2009)
  • Chair and Moderator, "Off-Duty Internet Use Protections & Restrictions," sponsored by New York City Bar Association (February 28, 2008)
  • "Employment Practices Liability," sponsored by Max Bermuda and Aon(October 30, 2007)
  • "Dealing with Employees with Disabilities," sponsored by New York State Bar Association, (March 8, 2007)
  • "Assessing Attorneys' Fees and Costs in Employment Litigation," sponsored by New York State Bar Association (September 15, 2006)
  • "Reasonable Accommodations and the Interactive Process to Dealing Effectively with Employees with Disabilities," (March 28 and April 5, 2006)
  • "Recruiting, Retaining, Promoting, and Accommodating Attorneys With Disabilities," Diversity Working Session of the New York City Bar Association (October 20, 2005)
  • "The ADA Fifteen Years Later," National Conference of State and Municipal Offices for People With Disabilities (August 16, 2005)
  • "Recruiting Lawyers With Disabilities - Opportunities and Obstacles," roundtable sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (August 10, 2005)
  • "Overtime Snake Pit for Unwary Employers," sponsored by HFTP - Hospitality Financial and Technology Professionals (June 22, 2005)
  • "Post-Employment Restrictions - Covenants Not to Compete, Prohibitions on Solicitation and Confidentiality Clauses," in-house presentation (June 15, 2005)
  • "Dealing With the Disabled Employee," sponsored by New York State Bar Association (June 10, 2005)
  • "In the Trenches: Today's NJ & NY Employment-Litigation Battles," Chubb Specialty Insurance, (February 28, 2005)
  • "State & City Laws Affecting the Rights of Persons With Disabilities," sponsored by the Association of the Bar of the City of New York (November 4, 2004)
  • "Navigating the Bermuda Triangle of Leave and Disability Laws,"  sponsored by the Council on Education in Management (October 19, 2004)
  • "Dealing with the Disabled Employee," sponsored by New York State Bar Association (June 9, 2004)

Publications

Accolades

  • Listed in Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2007–2011, 2014–2017)
  • Listed in BTI Client Service All-Star Attorneys (2017)
  • Listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Labor & Employment Law (2010–2016)
  • Fellow - College of Labor and Employment Attorneys