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Kimberly Altschul Straker

Senior Counsel

New York
Direct: (212) 218-3354
Fax: (917) 344-1184
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Kimberly Altschul Straker, Senior Counsel in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and harassment, reductions-in-force, performance management, FMLA and ADA issues, restrictive covenants, workplace investigations, wage and hour issues, employment and separation agreements, executive compensation, and employee handbook, policy and procedure development.  She also advises on employment law issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, handles wage and hour audits, internal investigations, administrative litigation, and management training regarding sexual harassment and EEO for clients.
  
Ms. Straker has substantial litigation experience, as well as in-house legal experience.  Prior to rejoining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Straker spent four years working for Citigroup as Vice-President and Senior Counsel in the Employment Law Division of the Global Consumer Group.
Kimberly Altschul Straker, Senior Counsel in the New York office of Seyfarth Shaw LLP, advises clients in all areas of labor and employment law, including employment discrimination and harassment, reductions-in-force, performance management, FMLA and ADA issues, restrictive covenants, workplace investigations, wage and hour issues, employment and separation agreements, executive compensation, and employee handbook, policy and procedure development.  She also advises on employment law issues involved in mergers and acquisitions, handles wage and hour audits, internal investigations, administrative litigation, and management training regarding sexual harassment and EEO for clients.
  
Ms. Straker has substantial litigation experience, as well as in-house legal experience.  Prior to rejoining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Straker spent four years working for Citigroup as Vice-President and Senior Counsel in the Employment Law Division of the Global Consumer Group.

Education

  • J.D., Boston University School of Law (1997)
    Editor, Boston University Law Review
    G. Joseph Tauro Scholar
  • B.A., University of Pennsylvania, cum laude (1994)

Admissions

  • New York
  • Florida

Courts

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern, Northern, Western and Eastern Districts of New York

Presentations

  • “Paid Sick Leave 101,” HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (June 16, 2016)
  • “FLSA Refresher- Focus on Today, be prepared for Tomorrow,” HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (April 14, 2016)
  • “Minimizing Liability with Employee Handbooks,” Breakfast Briefing presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (March 15, 2016)
  • “New York City's Criminal Background Checks and OFCCP Compliance,” HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (February 25, 2016)
  • "Guidance on Performance Management and Separation Agreements," HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (October 29, 2015)
  • "Hot Topics in Wage and Hour Law - Unpaid Interns, Independent Contractors and Temporary Workers," HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (May 14, 2015)
  • “Social Media and Company Email Best Practices,” HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (March 12, 2015)
  • "Reconciling Recent Changes in Local Employment Laws," HR Forum, presented by Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY (November 20, 2014)

Publications