Dov Kesselman

Mr. Kesselman is a partner in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP where he represents management in practices all aspects of employment law. He has substantial litigation, arbitration and trial experience defending employers and management against claims of discrimination and harassment under federal, state and city anti-discrimination laws, claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and ERISA, wrongful termination, breach of contract and related theories, and enforcement of restrictive covenant/non-competition issues. Mr. Kesselman actively defends and oversees litigations throughout the East Coast and around the country, and represents local, national, and international clients. In addition, to his federal and state court practice, Mr. Kesselman regularly litigates before FINRA (previously the NASD), JAMS, and other private arbitration forums. Mr. Kesselman also counsels management and human resources professionals on various workplace issues, including employees relations, internal complaints and investigations, FMLA and ADA issues, training, and restrictive covenants, as well as other issues with which employers are routinely faced. He has broad experience conducting sensitive internal investigations for employment clients. Mr. Kesselman also represents clients in negotiating executive employment and separation agreements, as well as assisting companies in the protection of corporate assets and trade secrets.

Mr. Kesselman’s clients cross a broad array of industries, including financial institutions, banks, retail businesses, manufacturers, media organizations, universities, and others, and also includes many international companies doing business in the United States.

In addition, Mr. Kesselman serves as the New York lead for Seyfarth’s National Single-Plaintiff Litigation practice group, is the New York office hiring partner, and the assigning partner for the Labor and Employment practice group in New York. Mr. Kesselman was recognized as one of SuperLawyers magazine’s 2011 Rising Stars in Labor and Employment, and as a New York Metro Super Lawyer in Employment Litigation from 2013-2014.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 3) ERISA & Employee Benefits Litigation, 4) Employment Litigation, 5) Wage & Hour Litigation, 6) Employee Benefits & Executive Compensation, 7) Trade Secrets, 8) Computer Fraud & Non-Competes and 9) Appellate Advocacy
Law School New York University School of Law (J.D., 1996)
Education Yeshiva University (B.A.,1993)
Bar Member / Association Pennsylvania State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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