Stephanie Suarez is an Associate in the firm’s Labor & Employment and Litigation practice groups. She represents management in a wide array of labor and employment disputes throughout the Tri-State area.
Stephanie has successfully represented clients in labor relations disputes and employment discrimination and accommodation matters before a variety of local, state, and federal agencies, including the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, and U.S. National Labor Relations Board. She has also represented clients in private mediation and arbitration, and regularly defends clients in state and federal court litigation throughout New York and Connecticut.
In addition to representing clients in litigation, Stephanie counsels businesses on compliance with local, state, and federal anti-discrimination and accommodation laws and also provides advice and counsel related to labor relations issues. She has also assisted clients in creating and enforcing restrictive covenants and related employment agreements, and in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.
In 2018, Stephanie was featured in Long Island Business News’ list of “Who’s Who” for Women in Professional Services. Stephanie received her juris doctorate from Harvard Law School, where she was awarded a Dean’s Scholar Prize for her work as a legal intern with the Essex County District Attorney’s Office in Lawrence, Massachusetts. She holds a B.A. magna cum laude in Philosophy and a B.S. summa cum laude in Communications from Boston University.
Prior to joining the firm, Stephanie practiced labor and employment litigation across various industries with several firms in New York and Long Island, and was a law clerk to the Honorable E. Thomas Boyle, United States Magistrate Judge for the Eastern District of New York, from 2012 to 2013.
Stephanie is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut, and in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.