Practice Group Chairs

H. Vincent McKnight Jr.

H. Vincent McKnight Jr.

Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group Co-Chair

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

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Deborah Marcuse Sanford Heisler Sharp

Deborah K. Marcuse

Title VII Practice Group Co-Chair

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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Andrew Melzer

Andrew Melzer

Wage & Hour Violation Practice Group Co-Chair

Mr. Melzer is Co-Chair of the Firm’s wage and hour practice 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

Wage & Hour Violation Practice Group Co-Chair

Mr. Palmer serves as Co-Chair of the Firm’s wage and hour practice and also has the expertise to represent individuals in False Claims Act and employment discrimination actions.

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Kate Mueting Sanford Heisler Sharp

Kate Mueting

Title VII Practice Group Co-Chair

Ms. Mueting is responsible for managing much of the KPMG gender discrimination litigation and also represents employees in other individual and class discrimination and overtime cases.

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Charles Field

Charles Field

Financial Services Litigation Practice Group Co-Chair

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s Financial Services practice, 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 Sanford Heisler Sharp

Alexandra Harwin

Title VII Practice Group Co-Chair

Ali Harwin is a partner in the New York Office of Sanford Heisler Sharp and Co-Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’s Title VII practice.

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Steven J. Kelly

Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group Chair

Steven Kelly is Chair of Sanford Heisler Sharp’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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Paul Blankenstein Sanford Heisler Sharp

Paul Blankenstein

Financial Services Litigation Practice Group Co-Chair

Mr. Blankenstein handled significant cases involving financial institutions and employee benefits. He brings a wealth of experience in many areas of the law to the Firm’s practice.

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John McKnight

John McKnight

Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group Co-Chair

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s whistleblower practice, 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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Inayat Ali Hemani

Inayat Ali Hemani

Whistleblower & Qui Tam Practice Group Co-Chair

As Co-Chair of the Firm’s whistleblower practice, Inayat Ali Hemani works primarily on whistleblower/qui tam cases. He received his law degree from NYU Law School in 2012.

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Grant Morris

Grant Morris

Financial Services Litigation Practice Group Co-Chair

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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