Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Practice Areas
Sanford Heisler Sharp specializes in litigating class action employment discrimination cases, wage and hour actions, financial services and ERISA claims, consumer fraud, housing discrimination, and qui tam and whistleblower matters. The Firm also offers corporations and non-profit organizations training on how to reduce the likelihood of litigation arising from one of its practice areas.
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Sanford Heisler Sharp represents corporate executives and attorneys in employment actions against their companies. The Firm also litigates individual and class actions involving gender discrimination, racial discrimination, age discrimination, and sexual harassment in state and federal courts around the country.
Sanford Heisler Sharp can help employees ensure they are properly compensated for their work. The Firm has recovered millions of dollars for manual laborers, independent contractors, C-level executives, among many others.
Attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp serve as counsel to whistleblowers and relators throughout the United States. With the assistance of the U.S. Department of Justice, the Firm has settled a number of cases against well-known companies and has to date recovered more than $1 billion in civil settlements and related fines.
Sanford Heisler Sharp is an advocate for consumers in financial fraud actions, and specifically against companies that engage in predatory lending and unfair or deceptive business practices, among other unscrupulous practices affecting thousands of consumers. Currently, the Firm is investigating GE for its possible breach of fiduciary rules under The Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA).
Sanford Heisler Sharp can help federal, state, and local governments’ redress the harm and grievances of citizens who are victims of financial fraud, unfair and deceptive trade practices, voting rights abuses, drug-related crises, or elderly abuse. From contacting the Department of Justice to working closely with a state Attorney General or a U.S. Attorney’s office, the Firm is uniquely positioned to support and augment the work of attorneys in government and its enforcement agencies.
Sanford Heisler Sharp has successfully litigated and achieved extraordinary results in cases concerning Title IX, rape, sexual assault, sexual abuse, child abuse, premises liability, drunk driving, and crimes resulting from the wrongful service of alcohol. The attorneys in Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group are knowledgeable and well-prepared to help survivors navigate both the criminal and civil justice systems. Their extraordinary results in part follow from their understanding that every survivor has a potentially valuable civil claim despite the outcome of a survivor’s criminal proceeding against their perpetrator and from their commitment to ensuring a survivor’s privacy is protected as much as possible during the legal process.
Sanford Heisler Sharp represents people incarcerated in prison or jail who are a victim of unjust confinement, corrections or police officers’ excessive use of force, avoidable medical mistakes as well as other unwarranted harms that violate a person’s basic human dignity and legal rights. Recently, the Firm in collaboration with the New York Civil Liberties Union and Legal Services of Central New York reached a settlement with the Onondaga County Sheriff’s Office and Syracuse City School District and ended the Onondaga County Justice Center’s practice of placing 16- and 17-year-old juveniles in solitary confinement for 23 hours per day.
Sanford Heisler Sharp serves as an advocate for people in medical malpractice, personal injury, and mass tort cases. The Firm has represented and aggressively litigated hundreds of seriously injured individuals in their claims.
In addition to the foregoing practice areas, Sanford Heisler Sharp believes in helping employers be proactive about creating and maintaining diverse, collaborative, and equitable work environments. In support of that goal, the Firm offers Initiative Training to corporations and nonprofits on EEO compliance, performance management, talent development, and cross-cultural communication, among other potential issues in the workplace.