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Ephraim J. Pierre

Associate

New York
Direct: (212) 218-5611
Fax: (917) 344-1271
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Ephraim J. Pierre is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Pierre’s practice focuses on complex employment litigation, defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour collective and class actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state analogues, consumer class actions under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and state analogues, and breach of contract and related theories.

Mr. Pierre has extensive experience with single-plaintiff and class action employment litigation before New York and New Jersey state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including taking and defending depositions, briefing summary judgment, conducting declaration campaigns, briefing post-judgment and interlocutory appeals, and negotiating settlement agreements.  Recently, Mr. Pierre won summary judgment dismissing interference and retaliation claims under the FMLA for a Fortune 15 company, won dismissal of class action claims under the FCRA and the New Jersey FCRA for an international retailer, and won a motion to compel arbitration for a Fortune 60 company.  Additionally, Mr. Pierre has trial experience before New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, and has significant experience with FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Pierre also regularly provides clients with legal and practical advice on various workplace issues, including hiring practices, internal complaints and investigations, workplace training, background screening, unemployment insurance, FMLA and ADA compliance, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Pierre represents clients in many industries, including financial services, hospitality, energy, and retail.  Mr. Pierre is a certified member of Seyfarth’s Retail Industry Client Team.

Mr. Pierre currently serves as a member of Seyfarth’s New York Diversity Action Team, and regularly represents non-profit organizations in a variety of pro bono matters.  Mr. Pierre also serves as an attorney-mentor with Legal Outreach, Inc.  In 2017, Mr. Pierre was awarded Seyfarth Shaw's “Inspirational Leadership Award” in recognition of his commitment to Legal Outreach, Inc., and to involving those around him in making a difference in the community.

Ephraim J. Pierre is an associate in the Labor & Employment Department in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP.  Mr. Pierre’s practice focuses on complex employment litigation, defending management against discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims under federal, state and local anti-discrimination laws, wage and hour collective and class actions under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state analogues, consumer class actions under the federal Fair Credit Reporting Act and state analogues, and breach of contract and related theories.

Mr. Pierre has extensive experience with single-plaintiff and class action employment litigation before New York and New Jersey state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including taking and defending depositions, briefing summary judgment, conducting declaration campaigns, briefing post-judgment and interlocutory appeals, and negotiating settlement agreements.  Recently, Mr. Pierre won summary judgment dismissing interference and retaliation claims under the FMLA for a Fortune 15 company, won dismissal of class action claims under the FCRA and the New Jersey FCRA for an international retailer, and won a motion to compel arbitration for a Fortune 60 company.  Additionally, Mr. Pierre has trial experience before New York and New Jersey state and federal courts, and has significant experience with FINRA arbitration proceedings.

Mr. Pierre also regularly provides clients with legal and practical advice on various workplace issues, including hiring practices, internal complaints and investigations, workplace training, background screening, unemployment insurance, FMLA and ADA compliance, and employee handbooks.

Mr. Pierre represents clients in many industries, including financial services, hospitality, energy, and retail.  Mr. Pierre is a certified member of Seyfarth’s Retail Industry Client Team.

Mr. Pierre currently serves as a member of Seyfarth’s New York Diversity Action Team, and regularly represents non-profit organizations in a variety of pro bono matters.  Mr. Pierre also serves as an attorney-mentor with Legal Outreach, Inc.  In 2017, Mr. Pierre was awarded Seyfarth Shaw's “Inspirational Leadership Award” in recognition of his commitment to Legal Outreach, Inc., and to involving those around him in making a difference in the community.

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (2012)
    Concentration in Litigation and Dispute Resolution
    Sutherland Cup Moot Court Competition, Best Team Award (2012)
  • B.A., Fordham University (2008)

Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

Affiliations

  • Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Secretary, Labor & Employment Section
  • National Employment Law Council, Member
  • New York City Bar Association
  • 1844, Member

Presentations

  • Moderator and Presenter, “2018 Labor and Employment Annual Year-End-Review,” Metropolitan Black Bar Association, Labor & Employment Section (March 12, 2019)
  • Presenter, “Transforming Workplace Culture In the Era of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and More,” Webinar, Seyfarth Shaw LLP (January 29, 2019)
  • Moderator and Facilitator, New York Regional Conference, “Human Resources Panel: The Current & Evolving Business of Labor & Employment Law and Human Resources,” National Employment Law Council (October 15, 2018)
  • Speaker, “Transforming Workplace Culture In the Era of #MeToo, #BlackLivesMatter, and More,” Seyfarth Shaw LLP (September 26, 2018)
  • Co-Presenter, “What You Need to Know in 2017 - new wage and hour regulations, updates to New York state's Paid Family Leave Act, background check developments, and impact of the Trump Administration” Seyfarth Shaw HR Forum (March 2017)
  • Co-Presenter, “Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law - Unpaid Interns, Independent Contractors and Temporary Workers” Seyfarth Shaw HR Forum (May 2015)

Publications

Accolades & Awards

  • Pathfinder, Leadership Council on Legal Diversity (2017)
  • Inspirational Leadership Award, Seyfarth Shaw Community Service Award (2017)