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Achievements

Over

$1 Billion

in Verdicts and Settlements.

  • $23.72 million arbitration award (one of the largest single-plaintiff employment arbitration verdicts) on behalf of the former Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags;

  • $7.5 million verdict in a disability discrimination case against Wal‐Mart, one of the largest verdicts ever in a single plaintiff case under the Americans with Disabilities Act;

  • $8 million (approx.) verdict on behalf of the former Editor‐in‐Chief of The Source Magazine, who was retaliated against after she complained of gender discrimination;

  • $3.35 million verdict on behalf of a former employee of Nassau County whose due process rights were violated;

  • $1.35 million verdict in a disability case where our client was terminated from his employer after disclosing he was HIV positive;

  • $1.126 million jury verdict in a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation case on behalf of a former Vice President and Wealth Manager at JPMorgan Chase; and

  • Arbitration award of over $700,000 on behalf of former Managing Director at Manhattan-based consulting group who was terminated without basis for “Cause”

Achievements

Filed Class Action Lawsuit Alleging Starbucks Exposed Consumers to Toxic Pesticide “DDVP” in Manhattan Locations

2019

On May 21, 2019, Mr. Wigdor filed a widely publicized putative class action lawsuit against Starbucks Corporation (“Starbucks”) alleging that over a period of three years, Starbucks stores throughout Manhattan were permeated with a toxic pesticide call Dichlorvos (2,2-dichlorovinyl dimethyl phosphate or “DDVP”), which is highly poisonous and unfit for use in proximity to food, beverages and people. DDVP is...

Won Law360 Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar Award

2019

Mr. Wigdor was named a Titan of the Plaintiffs Bar by Law360, one of the leading sources of legal news and analysis in the United States.  This highly selective award is bestowed upon 10 of the most influential plaintiffs’ attorneys in the U.S. who consistently have significant trial wins and actively take on leadership roles to promote access to justice...

Recognized by Chambers and Partners as Leading Plaintiffs’ Employment Attorney

2019

Mr. Wigdor and Wigdor LLP were both recognized in the Chambers and Partners USA 2019 Guide for the category of Labor and Employment: Mainly Plaintiffs Representation in New York. Chambers is widely recognized by the legal profession as one of the most prestigious lawyer directories in the world.  Often referred to as the “gold standard” in attorney rankings, Chambers publishes...

Legal analysis featured on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert

2018

A video clip featuring Wigdor LLP Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor discussing the high school yearbook of Supreme Court Justice Nominee, Judge Brett Kavanaugh, was aired on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert on Thursday, September 20, 2018. The clip of Mr. Wigdor originally aired during a September 19, 2018 episode of MSNBC’s The Beat with Ari Melber in which...

Interviewed by The Washington Post discussing the Kavanaugh sexual assault case

2018

As sexual assault allegations made by Dr. Christine Blasey Ford threw then-Judge Brett Kavanaugh’s Supreme Court confirmation into contention, several media outlets requested input from Wigdor LLP Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor, a former prosecutor who represents victims of sexual harassment and sexual assault by high-profile men.

Appeared in feature profile in Lawdragon

2018

Because of his reputation as one of New York’s most high-profile employment lawyers, Wigdor LLP Founding Partner Douglas H. Wigdor has been featured in an interview with Lawdragon discussing his recent career highlights and the future of #MeToo litigation. In the interview, Mr. Wigdor said, “I believe the #MeToo movement has leveled the playing field and has taken the stigma...

Settled Fox News lawsuits

2018

On May 15, 2018, The New York Times reported that Mr. Wigdor reached a roughly $10 million settlement agreement with 21st Century Fox on behalf of multiple plaintiffs alleging race and gender discrimination at Fox News. The lawsuits included a race discrimination class action lawsuit filed on behalf of 11 current and former Fox News employees who alleged that no...

Represented female Partner at Ernst & Young in claims of sexual harassment and assault

2018

Mr. Wigdor represented Jessica Casucci, a Partner at Ernst & Young (“EY”), in connection with her claims of sexual harassment, sexual assault and retaliation against EY, one of the largest accounting firms in the world.  In a complaint filed in the EEOC on Wednesday, April 18, 2018, Ms. Casucci alleges that a male Partner at EY sexually harassed and groped...

Filed breach of contract lawsuit against MLB Advanced Media

2018

Mr. Wigdor represented former MLB Advanced Media, L.P. (“BAM”) executive John Dinn Mann in a breach of contract lawsuit against BAM and BAMTECH, LLC (“BAMTech”).  Mr. Mann, the former Executive Vice President of Content at BAM, spent over 17 years transforming the media arm of Major League Baseball into a multi-billion dollar powerhouse.  He alleges that he was granted 2%...

Represented sportscaster Warner Wolf in wrongful termination lawsuit against Don Imus

2018

On Thursday, February 15, 2018, Wigdor LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of legendary television and radio sportscaster Warner Wolf alleging age discrimination and breach of contract against Don Imus, the controversial radio broadcaster and host of the radio show Imus in the Morning. Also named as Defendants in the lawsuit were WABC General Manager Chad Lopez, Cumulus Senior VP...

Filed gender discrimination and unequal pay lawsuit against Point72 Asset Management

2018

On February 12, 2018, Wigdor LLP filed a lawsuit on behalf of Plaintiff Lauren Bonner, Associate Director at Point72 Asset Management L.P. (“Point72”), alleging claims of gender discrimination, retaliation and violations of federal and state equal pay laws against Point72 and billionaire hedge fund manager Steven A. Cohen. Mr. Cohen founded Point72 to manage his personal fortune after insider trading...

Represented couple in LGBTQ+ discrimination case against Vistaprint

2018

Mr. Wigdor represented a gay couple in a discrimination lawsuit alleging that the couple ordered their wedding programs from Vistaprint and instead received a box of discriminatory, hateful, and anti-gay pamphlets. The Complaint alleged that Plaintiffs Stephen Heasley and Andrew Borg ordered 100 copies of their custom-designed wedding programs from Vistaprint. Instead, the couple was sent dozens of hateful, discriminatory...

Represented victim of sexual misconduct by top New Yorker reporter Ryan Lizza

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented a woman who alleged she was subjected to sexual misconduct by Ryan Lizza, a prominent political journalist who worked as a reporter for The New Yorker and as a contributor for CNN. The New Yorker terminated Mr. Lizza’s employment shortly after it learned of the allegations. Earlier in 2017, Mr. Lizza made national headlines after publishing a...

Testified before UK Parliament regarding issues at Fox News

2017

On November 20, 2017, Mr. Wigdor spoke at a panel discussion held at the British Parliament to inform lawmakers about corporate governance failures at 21st Century Fox—and their potential impact on broadcasting standards at Fox News amid its proposed $15.4 billion takeover of Sky Plc. During the public meeting led by former Labour leader Ed Miliband, Mr. Wigdor responded to...

Won $1.26 million jury verdict in Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower trial against JPMorgan Chase & Co

2017

On November 7, 2017, Mr. Wigdor won a $1.126 million jury verdict in a Sarbanes-Oxley (“SOX”) whistleblower trial on behalf of Jennifer Sharkey. After a week-long trial in the Southern District of New York, a jury found that JPMorgan Chase & Co. (“the Bank”) and Leslie Lassiter violated SOX. Ms. Sharkey was fired from JPMorgan Chase in 2009 after she...

Appeared in feature profile in The London Independent

2017

Mr. Wigdor appeared in a feature profile in The Independent (a London-based digital news publication) titled, Meet the Trump-supporting attorney who could take down Fox News. Mr. Wigdor represented over 20 current and/or former Fox News employees in various claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and defamation against the network. The article named Wigdor LLP as “a high-powered employment law...

Leading the Legal War Against Fox Doug Wigdor New York Times feature profile

Appeared in feature profile in The New York Times

2017

Mr. Wigdor appeared in a feature profile in the New York Times titled, Leading the Legal War Against Fox. Mr. Wigdor represented over 20 current and/or former employees of Fox News in various claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and defamation against the network. “His efforts have amounted to a Normandy-like assault against the network that has threatened Fox News...

Doug Wigdor The Trump Loving Lawyer Who Won't Stop Suing Fox News Bloomberg Businessweek

Appeared in feature profile in Bloomberg Businessweek

2017

On September 22, 2017, Mr. Wigdor appeared in a feature profile in Bloomberg Businessweek titled, The Trump-Loving Lawyer Who Won’t Stop Suing Fox News. Mr. Wigdor represented over 20 current and/or former employees of Fox News in various claims of sexual harassment, racial discrimination, and defamation against the network. Mr. Wigdor’s “multifront legal assault on Fox News has quickly elevated...

Represented Charles Oakley in defamation lawsuit against James Dolan and MSG

2017

Mr. Wigdor filed a lawsuit on behalf of NBA All-Star Charles “Oak” Oakley in a defamation lawsuit against James Dolan and The Madison Square Garden Company (“MSG”). The lawsuit alleges Defendants Dolan and MSG launched a coordinated and defamatory public relations campaign against Mr. Oakley. As alleged, on February 8, 2017, Mr. Oakley was forcibly removed from a Knicks game...

Filed racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s on behalf of four former Sales Associates

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented four former sales associates at Macy’s Herald Square flagship location alleging that Macy’s unlawfully directed the associates to racially profile Asian shoppers based on the discriminatory stereotype that all Asian customers are resellers – that is, Asian customers buy goods in markets like the U.S. and resell them on the grey market at a markup in Asia....

Represented Vice President at Goldman Sachs in race discrimination lawsuit

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented Rebecca Allen, a Vice President at Goldman Sachs, in a lawsuit alleging race discrimination against the banking giant.  The lawsuit alleged that Ms. Allen, who is black and Jewish, was abruptly removed from a client relationship without explanation despite having an exemplary performance record, only to later find out that the person responsible for the transfer made...

Filed lawsuit on behalf of Uber rape victim alleging defamation and privacy violations

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented a woman who was raped by an Uber driver in Delhi in 2014, alleging privacy violations as well as defamation against Uber Technologies, Inc., Travis Kalanick, Uber’s Chief Executive Officer, Eric Alexander, former Vice President for Business in Asia, and Emil Michael, former Senior Vice President for Business. As alleged in the lawsuit, the victim’s confidential medical...

Reached $950,000 settlement agreement in race discrimination class action against Sephora

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented the Plaintiffs in a federal racial profiling class action lawsuit against beauty mogul Sephora. The Complaint alleged that the company discriminated against individuals perceived to be of Chinese/Asian descent, based on their surnames and/or domain addresses, and proceeded to block and/or deactivate their accounts during an online reward member sale. As alleged, Sephora engaged in this discriminatory...

Held press conference for lawsuits against Fox News

2017

Wigdor LLP held a press conference on behalf of thirteen clients that alleged race discrimination against Fox News Network LLC.  During the press conference, Mr. Wigdor described in detail many of the alleged discriminatory acts committed at Fox.

Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Nicole Miller

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented Wendy Simchi-Levi in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against renowned fashion designer Nicole Miller and her eponymous retail clothing company. As alleged, despite her glowing reviews, when Ms. Simchi-Levi disclosed her pregnancy to Ms. Miller, she became the target of an ongoing campaign of harassment and discrimination intended to discourage her from returning to work after birth. The...

Filed sexual harassment lawsuit against data management firm Exusia, Inc.

2017

Mr. Wigdor represented Amy Green, an employee at data management firm Exusia, Inc., in connection with her claims of sexual harassment and retaliation against Exusia Chairman, President, and Chief Executive Officer, Trevor Silver. As alleged in the Complaint, within hours of receiving notice that Ms. Green had retained counsel in relation to the sexual harassment, Mr. Silver significantly reduced Ms....

Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Bayer

2016

Mr. Wigdor represented former Bayer Vice President Dr. Irene Laurora in a pregnancy retaliation lawsuit against the company. Dr. Laurora was awarded “Working Mother of the Year” in light of her dedication to helping new mothers overcome the discriminatory environment in the corporate workforce. However, as alleged, when Dr. Laurora spoke out about Bayer’s decision to discriminate against a pregnant...

Filed sexual assault and retaliation lawsuit against Turing Pharmaceuticals

2016

Mr. Wigdor represented Nancy Retzlaff, the former Chief Commercial Officer of Turing Pharmaceuticals, who alleged that she was sexually harassed and assaulted by a former executive and retaliated against after the sexual harassment was reported.

Traveled to Kenya on pro bono trip with Lawyers Without Borders

2016

Mr. Wigdor, along with two Wigdor LLP associates, travelled to Kenya to join a Lawyers Without Borders initiative addressing wildlife poaching in Kenya. Wigdor LLP joined a team of two attorneys from Shearman & Sterling LLP who also participated in the initiative. Poaching is a major issue in Kenya and surrounding countries. In Kenya, the majority of poaching targets elephants...

Filed age, race and gender discrimination lawsuit against The New York Times

2016

Mr. Wigdor represented the plaintiffs in a class action against The New York Times Company, its president and CEO Mark Thomson, and Executive Vice President and Chief Revenue Office Meredith Levien for fostering “an environment rife with discrimination based on age, race and gender” The Complaint alleged that two employees working in the Times’s Advertising division, who were both black...

Represented Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against former CCRB Chairman Richard Emery

2016

On April 12, 2016 Wigdor LLP filed a lawsuit in Manhattan Supreme Court on behalf of Plaintiffs, Mina Malik and Dr. Robia Charles against Defendants Richard Emery, Chairman of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (“CCRB”) and the City of New York alleging gender based discrimination and retaliatory employment practices. Ms. Malik is the Executive Director of the CCRB and Dr....

Filed sexual orientation discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against Perry Ellis

2015

Mr. Wigdor represented Joseph T. Cook, a gay senior executive at fashion company Perry Ellis in a discrimination and retaliation lawsuit against the Company. The Complaint alleged that Oscar Feldenkreis, the Company President and Chief Operating Officer subjected Mr. Cook to highly offensive homophobic, racial and ethnic slurs. The Complaint further asserts that when Mr. Cook gained the courage to...

Filed lawsuit on behalf of Delhi woman who was raped by her Uber driver

2015

Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of sexual assault litigation against Uber Technologies, Inc. In early 2015, represented the Delhi rape victim in a lawsuit against the rideshare company.  The case received worldwide media attention and led Delhi authorities to temporarily ban Uber from operating in the city. Uber later introduced a “panic button” to its app in India...

Represented former Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board (CCRB) in gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against former CCRB Chairman Richard Emery

2014

Mr. Wigdor represented Ms. Tracy Catapano-Fox, the former Executive Director of the Civilian Complaint Review Board, who alleged that the CCRB – New York City’s watchdog over police misconduct – failed to police its own Board Members and Chairperson. Ms. Catapano-Fox was terminated on October 6, 2014, however according to her complaint she was fired only because she attempted to...

Filed race & religious discrimination lawsuit against Nicolas Sparks

2014

Mr. Wigdor represented Saul Benjamin in an action against novelist Nicholas Sparks, the widely known author of “The Notebook.” As alleged, Mr. Benjamin, the former Headmaster of The Epiphany School of Global Studies founded by Mr. Sparks, was terminated without cause after being publicly condemned, harassed and intimidated by Mr. Sparks.  Despite Mr. Benjamin’s efforts to increase the representation of...

Filed disability discrimination & breach of contract lawsuit against 92Y

2014

Mr. Wigdor represented Deborah Adler, as the Administratrix of the Estate of Sol Adler, in an action against 92Y. As alleged in the complaint the late Mr. Adler, former Executive Director, was given two choices after being hospitalized with depression: resign or be fired. Within months of diagnosis, Mr. Adler was fired in breach of his employment agreement which permitted...

Filed sexual harassment, gender discrimination & retaliation lawsuit against Alvarez & Marsal Inc.

2014

Mr. Wigdor represented Ms. Maysa Abdel-Razeq, a single mother and two- time cancer survivor in an action against her employer Alvarez & Marsal Inc. Ms. Abdel- Razeq was subjected to, as alleged in the complaint, a blatant campaign of sexual harassment, discrimination and retaliation at the hands of her boss, Paul Aversano as well as other individual leaders of the...

Filed sexual harassment & wage and hour lawsuit against Johnny Utah’s

2014

Mr. Wigdor represented the Plaintiffs in a class action law suit against well-known New York City bar Johnny Utah’s, alleging egregious sexual harassment of female employees as well as wage & hour violations against the entire service staff.

Reached $3.5 million settlement agreement in limousine driver wage & hour lawsuit

2014

Mr. Wigdor resolved a class action brought by drivers who worked for Sunny’s Limousine Service Inc. The drivers alleged numerous violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York Labor Law including unpaid wages and gratuities. A settlement of $3.5 million was reached, and ultimately approved by the court. The class of affected drivers numbered more than 800.

Selected to serve on Super Lawyers blue ribbon panel

2014

Mr. Wigdor was recently selected as a Blue Ribbon Panelist for attorney rating service Super Lawyers in the employment litigation / labor and employment field. Only those in each practice area with the highest point totals are asked as part of the panel to evaluate the candidacy of fellow lawyers to enter the prestigious Super Lawyer rankings. Mr. Wigdor, after...

Named to Law360 Employment Law Editorial Advisory Board

2014

As a founding partner at Wigdor LLP and as one of the top employment discrimination and harassment lawyers, Mr. Wigdor has been asked by Law360 to become a member of their 2014 Employment Law Editorial Advisory Board. Members of this board serve as a resource for Law360 to get feedback on the publication’s coverage in addition to insight from experts...

Filed retaliation lawsuit against The Change Group

2014

Wigdor LLP represented Gerald Giraldo, a former sales consultant at The Change Group, an international currency exchange company. As alleged in the Complaint, Mr. Giraldo was terminated after making an anonymous email complaint discussing widespread discrimination, sexual harassment and unlawful retaliation by management. Later the same day, Mr. Giraldo received a response to the email that said “Game Over” indicating...

Filed Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against Best Buy

2013

Wigdor LLP represented a Best Buy Regional Director in a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claim, alleging that he was terminated in retaliation for exposing fraudulent and other unlawful conduct at Best Buy.

Represented actor Rob Brown in racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s Department Stores

2013

Mr. Wigdor represented actor Rob Brown in a lawsuit alleging that Mr. Brown was unlawfully profiled and detained inside Macy’s Herald Square flagship store. According to the lawsuit, Mr. Brown was buying a high-end watch as a present for his mother’s college graduation when he was accused of using a fraudulent credit card to make the purchase. Mr. Brown further...

Filed wage & hour lawsuit against SoulCycle

2013

Mr. Wigdor represented Nick Oram, a former SoulCycle instructor, in a class action lawsuit alleging that SoulCycle instructors were not paid consistent with New York and California laws. As alleged, SoulCycle only compensated these instructors for the time spent teaching their classes, and failed to compensate them for time spent in training, preparing for classes, developing routines, compiling playlists, communicating...

Filed Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower retaliation lawsuit against Deutsche Bank

2013

Mr. Wigdor represented a former Director at Deutsche Bank in a Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower lawsuit that alleged he was terminated in retaliation for complaining to senior management about tax overcharges to clients and systemic problems with the Bank’s trading systems and reconciliation processes, which put the Bank at critical risk of liability for client losses and legal violations.

Won $1.35 million jury verdict in disability discrimination suit against New York Institute of Technology

2012

Wigdor LLP secured an award of $1,350,000 in compensatory and punitive damages on behalf of their client, a victim of disability discrimination who was terminated after he disclosed he was HIV positive.

Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Deutsche Bank

2011

Mr. Wigdor represented Kelley Voelker, a former Vice President at Deutsche Bank, who was fired after filing a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit. Ms. Voelker’s lawsuit, which received press attention and notoriety when it was first filed in federal court, details her efforts to break through the Bank’s glass ceiling, overcome “mommy-tracking,” and obtain a long-overdue promotion. After being told that nobody...

Represented hotel maid in Dominique Strauss-Kahn sexual assault case

2011

Mr. Wigdor represented the hotel maid who was sexually assaulted in the Sofitel Hotel by French politican Dominique Strauss-Kahn, the former head of the International Monetary Fund (IMF).  In a civil lawsuit filed in Bronx County Supreme Court, Ms. Diallo alleged that Mr. Strauss-Kahn attempted to rape her when she arrived to clean his hotel suite. The lawsuit resulted in...

Won $23.72 million arbitration award on behalf of the former CFO of Six Flags

2011

Mr. Wigdor successfully represented Jeffrey Speed, the former Chief Financial Officer of Six Flags, in claims of breach of contract and fraud. Mr. Wigdor was lead counsel for the former CFO and successfully litigated the case before former Second Circuit Judge George C. Pratt, who awarded Mr. Speed $23.72 million in damages (plus attorneys’ fees and interest).

Filed lawsuit against Citigroup alleging “recessionary discrimination” in the wake of company-wide layoffs

2010

Mr. Wigdor represented six current and/or former female employees who alleged that Citigroup has a pattern and practice of discriminating on the basis of gender and/or pregnancy in terms of pay, promotion and layoffs. In connection with this matter, Mr. Wigdor coined the phrase “Recessionary Discrimination” to describe a growing trend by companies of using mass lay-offs to cover-up the...

Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Goldman Sachs

2010

Mr. Wigdor represented Charlotte Hanna, a former Vice President of Goldman Sachs, in pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against Goldman Sachs. As alleged in the Complaint, the former executive was “mommy-tracked” after returning from her first pregnancy leave and then terminated while she was on maternity leave for her second child. The Complaint alleged that 75% of those “selected for termination” in...

Won $3.35 million jury verdict in a due process case on behalf of Nassau County employee

2009

Mr. Wigdor successfully represented Georgina Morgenstern, a former employee of Nassau County in her Due Process claim against the County and other individuals. After a two week jury trial in the Eastern District of New York, the jury returned a verdict on Ms. Morgenstern’s compensatory and punitive damages in the sum of $1.8 million. After the verdict, the Court awarded...

Filed sexual harassment & retaliation lawsuit against Hofstra University

2008

Mr. Wigdor represented graduate student Lauren Summa in a retaliation lawsuit against Hofstra University.  As detailed in the Complaint, while employed as a student athletic manager on the football team, Ms. Summa complained about unrelenting acts of harassment at the hands of male student football players. Ms. Summa reported the conduct to team coaches and other school officials who took...

Represented victims of massive steam pipe explosion in lawsuit against Con Edison

2007

Mr. Wigdor represented the family of Gregory McCullough, the twenty-one -year-old young man who was driving the tow truck at the center of the Con Edison steam pipe explosion in midtown Manhattan and was left critically injured with third degree burns over eighty percent of his body.  Wigdor LLP also represented Judith Bailey, the passenger who sustained severe burns over...

Won $8 million (approx.) verdict on behalf of Kim Osorio, former Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine

2006

Mr. Wigdor obtained a multi-million dollar verdict at trial on behalf of former Editor-in-Chief of The Source Magazine, Kim Osorio. After a two week trial, a jury in Manhattan Federal Court returned the multi-million dollar verdict on behalf of Ms. Osorio. The jury found that Ms. Osorio was retaliated against when she filed a complaint of discrimination and was defamed...

Filed gender discrimination class action against Dresdner Bank

2006

Mr. Wigdor represented individual women in an alleged gender discrimination class action complaint against Dresdner Kleinwort, the investment banking arm of Dresdner Bank, one of the largest banking corporations in Germany at the time. In the Complaint, six female employees alleged that Dresdner Kleinwort subjected them and other women in its New York office to a hostile and abusive work...

Won $7.5 million jury verdict in disability discrimination case against Wal-Mart

2005

After an eight day trial in the Eastern District of New York, a federal jury returned a verdict of $7.5 million against Wal-Mart and an individual manager for discriminating against a disabled man with cerebral palsy. This jury verdict is one of the largest ever rendered under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) and has received worldwide media attention. The...

Filed landmark discrimination case on behalf of American executives and employees at Marubeni Corporation

2005

Wigdor LLP represented a group of executives and employees at a New York based Japanese Company, Marubeni, who alleged that they and other non-Asian and non-Japanese employees were subjected to rampant unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, gender, and/or national origin.  The case received worldwide media attention.

Represented Keith Beauchamp in connection with the murder of Emmett Till

2004

Mr. Wigdor represented filmmaker Keith Beauchamp, a Brooklyn-based filmmaker who investigated the death of 14-year-old Emmett Till in 1955, one of the most horrific murders in the history of the civil rights movement. Mr. Wigdor helped Mr. Beauchamp convince the United States Depart of Justice to re-open the case in May 2004. The case was featured on Good Morning America,...

Won acquittal at trial of a Hollywood Video store manager falsely accused of sexual assault

2004

Mr. Wigdor helped win an acquittal at trial of a Hollywood Video Store Manager who was falsely accused of multiple rapes, sexual assaults and other sex offenses by six former store employees who testified at trial. The Store Manager was charged in a 25-count indictment and faced 135 years in prison. Mr. Wigdor also later helped obtain a $500,000 settlement...

Filed pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against United Way of Dutchess County

2004

Mr. Wigdor represented a former employee of the United Way of Dutchess County in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit against the United Way that has received considerable attention in the media following the resignation of one of the named-defendants and former executive director of the United Way of Dutchess County.

Represented former tour manager in racial harassment lawsuit against *NSYNC

2003

Mr. Wigdor represented Ibrahim Duarte, a Black man who was the former tour manager of the *NSYNC band, alleging that the band members subjected him to a constant barrage of racially abusive comments and treatment.

Filed race discrimination lawsuit against Reuters

2003

Mr. Wigdor represented a group of former Radianz employees who brought claims of race discrimination against Radianz, Reuters PLC and Equant N.V. These claims received international media coverage including the BBC, The Guardian and New York Daily News.  The lawsuit alleged that black employees at Radianz, a software company then-owned by Reuters, were forced to endure to “an outrageous, patently...

Filed racial profiling lawsuit against Macy’s East Department Stores

2003

Mr. Wigdor represented a group of individuals in a lawsuit alleging that Macy’s has “a nationwide pattern and practice” of racially profiling and unlawfully detaining Black, Hispanic, Asian and other non-white shoppers on suspicion of shoplifting. The case received significant media attention.

Founded Wigdor LLP

2003

After working for one of the nation’s preeminent management-side labor and employment firms, Mr. Wigdor founded his own law firm specializing in employment litigation, Thompson Wigdor LLP, which he co-founded with Kenneth P. Thompson, a fellow lawyer in Morgan Lewis’s Labor & Employment department. The firm, which was re-named Wigdor LLP after Thompson became District Attorney of King’s County, New...

Began working as a senior attorney at Morgan, Lewis & Bockius

2000

Mr. Wigdor worked in the Labor & Employment Section of Morgan, Lewis & Bockius, one of the nation’s preeminent management-side labor and employment firms. There, he litigated cases on behalf of Fortune 500 clients on issues relating to a broad range of U.S. and U.K. labor and employment matters.

Began serving as a Federal Law Clerk to United States District Judge Arthur D. Spatt

1998

Mr. Wigdor drafted dozens of judicial opinions while serving as Federal Law Clerk to U.S. District Judge Arthur D. Spatt, the vast majority of which consisted of labor and employment matters.  In an online profile of Mr. Wigdor, Judge Spatt commented, “Mr. Wigdor is a winner.

Appointed as Assistant District Attorney in Suffolk County, New York

1995

As an Assistant District Attorney, Mr. Wigdor investigated, prosecuted and tried hundreds of criminal matters ranging from robberies and burglaries to complex scheme to defraud. Mr. Wigdor was rapidly promoted to the Complex Litigation Bureau where he both litigated and supervised the litigation of white collar — complex financial crimes, including organized crime, bank fraud, insurance fraud, tax evasion, identity...

Received Master’s in Politics from Oxford University, St Cross College in England

1995

While at Oxford, Mr. Wigdor was an editor of the Oxford International Review and a member of the Vincent’s Club. He also received a coveted “Full-Blue” for basketball, which is considered a mark of athletic success at the national level of student competition. Mr. Wigdor has been awarded the Alumnus of the Year in 2007 and 2014 from Oxford, St...