Howard M.Wexler


Howie partners with clients to ensure that they comply with the myriad of labor and employment laws that govern their workforce while remaining consistent with their company culture and goals. 

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Complying with various state and local employment laws has become increasingly complex, given the patchwork of federal, state, and local laws that have developed over the years. Howie efficiently assists clients in navigating these ever-changing requirements, and defends them in litigation when challenged in court or before an administrative agency.

Howie's practice includes the representation of management in employment litigation matters before state and federal courts, at trial and appellate levels, as well as federal and state agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, New York State Division of Human Rights, and New Jersey Division on Civil Rights. In this role, Howie has extensive experience defending both single and multi-plaintiff discrimination/harassment cases, class and/or collective actions, as well as lawsuits initiated by the EEOC. He has represented employers in class and collective actions and multi-plaintiff claims involving discrimination/harassment on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and other protected classifications as well as whistleblower actions, including under New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act. His wage-and-hour experience includes the defense of major class action claims involving meal breaks, rest breaks, misclassification, and work-off-the-clock allegations.

Howie also counsels employers on preventative practices to minimize workplace disputes, including advising employers on issues relating to personnel handbooks and policies, employee relations, internal complaints and investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, as well as other employment issues which employers face routinely. He provides training for attorneys, executives, human resources professionals, and managers on best EEO practices, preventing sexual harassment, and avoiding employment litigation claims. Howie also defends clients in lawsuits arising under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act and related New York state and New York City disability access laws.

Howie's experience both as a traditional labor attorney and employment litigator gives him a unique perspective on the challenges that employers face in trying to manage a complex workforce in the 21st century.

Howie understands that in the ever-changing global economy, companies have highly individualized needs. He takes the time at the beginning of an engagement to get to know his clients' objectives before charting a path for them.

Howie enjoys working alongside his Seyfarth colleagues, who are as passionate about the world of work as he is.

  • JD, Boston University School of Law
    Litigation and Dispute Resolution

    Paul J. Liacos Scholar
    Honors in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution concentration
    ABA-BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor and Employment Law

  • BS, Cornell University
    Industrial and Labor Relations
  • New Jersey
  • New York
  • US Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • US Court of Appeals, Third Circuit
  • US District Court, District of Connecticut
  • US District Court, District of New Jersey
  • US District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • US District Court, Northern District of New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
  • US District Court, Western District of New York