Partners

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

Vice-Chairman

Throughout his legal career, Mr. Heisler has had notable success in employment and civil rights class actions and complex multi-party and multi-state litigation, producing more than $500 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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H. Vincent McKnight Jr.

Washington, DC Managing Partner

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group, Mr. McKnight represents whistleblowers in sealed and unsealed False Claims Act/Qui Tam suits under investigation by the government.

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Ed Chapin

Ed Chapin

San Diego Managing Partner

Mr. Chapin is a veteran trial lawyer whose individual and class action practice includes unfair business practices, professional negligence, insurance coverage, toxic torts, serious personal injury and wrongful death matters.

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Russell Kornblith

Russell Kornblith

New York Managing Partner

Russell Kornblith is the New York Managing Partner 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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Deborah K. Marcuse

Baltimore Managing Partner

Deborah K. Marcuse is the Managing Partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Baltimore, Maryland office. She received her law degree from Yale Law School in 2008.

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Felicia Gilbert

Felicia Gilbert

San Francisco Managing Partner

Felicia Gilbert is the Managing Partner of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s San Francisco office. She represents employees in individual and class actions involving race, gender, and pregnancy discrimination.

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Andrew Melzer

Andrew Melzer

New York Partner

Mr. Melzer is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group and has helped return millions of dollars of lost wages to employees in presuit negotiations, active litigation, and trials.

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Michael Palmer

Michael Palmer

New York Partner

Mr. Palmer serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s Wage and Hour Practice Group and also has the expertise to represent individuals in False Claims Act and employment discrimination actions.

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Kate Mueting

Washington, DC Partner

Kate Mueting, a Co-Chair of the firm’s Discrimination and Harassment Practice Group, a practice that is leading the nation in the fight for equality, particularly gender equality in the legal profession.

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Charles Field

Charles Field

San Diego Partner

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Financial Services Litigation Practice Group, Mr. Field leverages his decades of practice focused on commercial transactions and regulation to recover investments that have been mishandled or lost.

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Alexandra Harwin

New York Partner

Ali Harwin is a Partner in the New York Office of Sanford Heisler Sharp and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Discrimination and Harassment Practice Group.

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Steve Kelly

Baltimore and Washington, DC Partner

Steve Kelly is a Partner at Sanford Heisler Sharp and Co-Chair of the Firm’s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group. He represents plaintiffs, especially those from traditionally marginalized groups, who seek justice as victims of violence.

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Saba Bireda

Saba Bireda

Washington, DC Partner

Ms. Bireda joined Sanford Heisler Sharp 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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John McKnight

John McKnight

Washington, DC Partner

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group, John McKnight works primarily on qui tam/whistleblower cases. He received his law degree from University of Maryland Law School in 2011.

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Christine Dunn

Washington, DC and Baltimore Partner

Christine Dunn is Co-Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group and a Partner in the firm’s Washington, DC office. Ms. Dunn’s practice involves a range of matters, including criminal/sexual violence cases, whistleblower/qui tam matters, and employment discrimination actions.

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David Tracey

David Tracey

New York Partner

David Tracey is Co-Chair of the Firm’s Public Interest Litigation Practice Group and a Partner in the New York 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

San Francisco Partner

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

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Melinda Koster

New York Partner

Melinda Koster 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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Andrew Miller

Washington, DC Partner

Andrew Miller co-manages Sanford Heisler Sharp’s opioid litigation and also represents whistleblowers under the False Claims Act and the SEC whistleblower program, employees who have suffered discrimination or other mistreatment on the job, and survivors and family members of those who have been harmed by crime.

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Qiaojing Ella Zheng

San Francisco Partner

Qiaojing Ella Zheng (郑巧晶 律师) is Chair of the Firm’s Asian American Litigation and Finance Practice Group. She 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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