Attorneys

David Sanford

David Sanford

Chairman

Mr. Sanford is the Chairman and co-founder of Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP. Since 2004, Mr. Sanford has recovered more than $1 billion for individual clients and the United States government.

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Jeremy Heisler

Jeremy Heisler

NY Managing Partner

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Heisler has had notable success in employment class actions and complex multi-party and multi-state litigation, producing more than $400 million in benefits to class members.

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Kevin Sharp

Judge Kevin Sharp

Nashville Managing Partner

Judge Sharp is the Managing Partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Nashville office, which opened in the spring of 2017. He joined Sanford Heisler Sharp after serving as a judge on the U.S District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee from May 2011 through April 2017, serving from 2014 to 2017 as the Court’s Chief Judge.

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Stefanie Roemer

Stefanie Roemer

Senior Litigation Counsel

Ms. Roemer represents the interests of individuals in employment discrimination, medical malpractice and other civil and consumer rights matters at both the trial level and on appeal.

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Thomas Henderson

Thomas J. Henderson

Senior Litigation Counsel

Mr. Henderson litigates employment, housing, consumer, environmental, education and voting individual and class action cases and has briefed and argued appeals in the appellate courts including the U.S. Supreme Court.

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Alexandra Harwin

Alexandra Harwin

Senior Litigation Counsel

Ali Harwin is Senior Litigation Counsel in the NY office who works primarily on discrimination cases. She received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2011.

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Russell Kornblith

Russell Kornblith

Senior Litigation Counsel

Russell Kornblith is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the NY office who works on both qui tam / whistleblower cases and on discrimination cases. He received his law degree from Harvard Law School in 2012.

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Jennifer Siegel

Jennifer Siegel

Senior Litigation Counsel

Jennifer Siegel is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the NY office who works on both qui tam/whistleblower cases and on gender discrimination cases. She received her law degree from Harvard Law School in 2011.

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John McKnight

John McKnight

Senior Litigation Counsel

John McKnight is a Senior Litigation Counsel in the DC office who works primarily on qui tam / whistleblower cases. He received his law degree from University of Maryland Law School in 2011.

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Grant Morris

Grant Morris

Of Counsel

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Financial Services practice, Mr. Morris’ extensive experience covers the full range of client claims, including discrimination, wage and hour / unpaid wages, whistleblower / qui tam, and financial malfeasance claims.

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Jill Sullivan Sanford

Jill Sullivan Sanford

Of Counsel

Ms. Sanford is a trial lawyer who has successfully represented clients in Southern California in cases involving gender discrimination, sexual harassment, contracts and business fraud.

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Cleveland Lawrence

Cleveland Lawrence III

Of Counsel

Mr. Lawrence serves as the firm’s Whistleblower Director. He is an expert and consultant on False Claims Act, Whistleblower, and Fraud and Compliance issues.

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Qiaojing Ella Zheng

Qiaojing Ella Zheng

Associate

Qiaojing Ella Zheng (郑巧晶 律师) is an Associate in the SF office who is fluent in Mandarin Chinese and has extensive experience representing China-based clients in legal matters arising under U.S.laws.

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David Tracey

David Tracey

Associate

David Tracey is an Associate in the NY office who works primarily on discrimination and wage and hour cases. He received his law degree from NYU Law School in 2013.

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Danielle Fuschetti

Danielle Fuschetti

Associate

Danielle Fuschetti is an Associate in the San Francisco office who works primarily on matters ranging from private negotiations to class action lawsuits.

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Melinda Koster

Associate

Melinda Koster is an Associate in Sanford Heisler Sharp’s New York Office who represents employees with a wide range of claims, including discrimination on the basis of gender, pregnancy, and age, in both public litigation and privately negotiated settlements. She received her law degree from Stanford Law School in 2012.

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Inayat Ali Hemani

Inayat Hemani

Associate

Inayat Ali Hemani is an Associate in the NY office who works primarily on whistleblower/qui tam cases. He received his law degree from NYU Law School in 2012.

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Felicia Gilbert

Felicia Gilbert

Associate

Felicia Gilbert is an Associate in the DC Office who represents employees in individual and class actions involving race, gender, and pregnancy discrimination.

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James Richardson

James E. Richardson

Associate

James Richardson is an Associate in the San Francisco office who works primarily on whistleblower claims and employment discrimination actions.

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Saba Bireda

Saba Bireda

Associate

Ms. Bireda joined Sanford Heisler after three years as a member of the senior political staff at the U.S. Department of Education in Washington, DC.

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Christine Dunn

Associate

Ms. Dunn’s practice involves a range of matters including whistleblower/qui tam cases and employment discrimination actions.

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Aimee Krause Stewart

Associate

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Aimee Krause Stewart clerked for the Honorable Margo K. Brodie of the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York.

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Nicole Wiitala

Nicole Wiitala

Associate

While at Pace Law School, Ms. Wiitala served as Editor-in-Chief of Pace Law Review.

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Ellen Peterson

Associate

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Ms. Peterson clerked for the Honorable Ronna Lee Beck on the DC Superior Court.

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Andrew Miller

Associate

Prior to joining Sanford Heisler Sharp, Mr. Miller worked as an Associate at a boutique plaintiffs’ firm specializing in qui tam litigation.

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Albert Powell

Staff Attorney

At Constantine Cannon, LLP, Mr. Powell was a member of the team that successfully prosecuted and negotiated a $2.75 billion settlement on behalf of the plaintiff in Discover Financial Services v. Visa USA, Inc.

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