Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP is an employment, civil rights, and public interest litigation law firm with offices in Manhattan, New York; Palo Alto, San Diego, and San Francisco, California; Washington, DC; Atlanta, Georgia; Baltimore, Maryland; and Nashville, Tennessee. Practice areas include discrimination and harassment, employment class actions, wrongful termination, whistleblower and qui tam cases, financial services litigation, protecting public pension plans, annuity and universal life schemes, and more.
Sanford Heisler Sharp is celebrated by the leading professional journals as the number one ranked employment rights firm and number one ranked human rights firm, drawing acclaim from judges across the country, top publications evaluating the legal industry, the nation’s leading mediators, and even adversaries against whom we litigate.
Sanford Heisler Sharp has attorneys who have collectively tried hundreds of cases, a former federal Chief Judge who has tried and overseen as judge over one-hundred cases, attorneys who have clerked for state and federal judges across the United States, and a brilliant staff which supports the firm’s attorneys and plays a vital role in case management. We have won precedent-setting verdicts and settlements for C-Suite executives, attorneys, directors, managers, and hourly workers. We are a firm of passionate and dedicated professionals who care deeply about justice and routinely outperform attorneys and staff on the other side.
The firm is committed to litigating and resolving public interest, social justice, and civil rights matters that significantly impact the lives of individuals, groups, and communities wronged by unlawful practices. We excel at representing clients in discrimination, whistleblower, ERISA, criminal/sexual violence, and public sector litigation. As one recent client noted, “This firm has proven again and again it has the necessary talent, experience, intelligence, creativity, and resources to represent workers and whistleblowers successfully against the country’s largest employers.”
Sanford Heisler Sharp represents individuals, groups of individuals, and public entities nationwide. Our lawyers, in offices across the United States, focus on employment discrimination, retaliation, and harassment; wage and hour violations; whistleblower/qui tam matters (which includes prosecuting SEC whistleblower matters); financial services litigation (focusing on ERISA matters); and criminal/sexual violence litigation. The firm also excels in public interest litigation and advocacy, which includes the firm’s nationwide efforts on behalf of over 70 cities and counties to prosecute claims related to the opioid epidemic, as well as anti-sex trafficking cases, prisoner’s rights litigation, and efforts toward criminal justice reform.