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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 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 appeals, and negotiating multi-party settlement agreements.  Recently, Mr. Pierre won summary judgment dismissing interference and retaliation claims under the FMLA for a Fortune 25 company and won dismissal of class action claims under the FCRA and the New Jersey FCRA.  Additionally, Mr. Pierre has trial experience before New Jersey state and federal courts and experience with FINRA arbitration proceedings.
 
Mr. Pierre also provides clients with legal and practical advice on various workplace issues, including hiring practices, internal complaints and investigations, 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 has also completed Seyfarth’s Retail University and is now 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 was selected as a 2017 Pathfinder for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
 
Mr. Pierre joined Seyfarth Shaw as a member of the innovative Summer and Senior Fellowship programs.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Pierre served as a senior legal and public policy assistant for the Nassau County Legislature. 
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 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 appeals, and negotiating multi-party settlement agreements.  Recently, Mr. Pierre won summary judgment dismissing interference and retaliation claims under the FMLA for a Fortune 25 company and won dismissal of class action claims under the FCRA and the New Jersey FCRA.  Additionally, Mr. Pierre has trial experience before New Jersey state and federal courts and experience with FINRA arbitration proceedings.
 
Mr. Pierre also provides clients with legal and practical advice on various workplace issues, including hiring practices, internal complaints and investigations, 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 has also completed Seyfarth’s Retail University and is now 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 was selected as a 2017 Pathfinder for the Leadership Council on Legal Diversity.
 
Mr. Pierre joined Seyfarth Shaw as a member of the innovative Summer and Senior Fellowship programs.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Pierre served as a senior legal and public policy assistant for the Nassau County Legislature. 

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

Affiliations

  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

Presentations

  • Co-Presenter, “Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law - Unpaid Interns, Independent Contractors and Temporary Workers” Seyfarth Shaw HR Forum (May 2015)

Publications