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Erica L. Shnayder, Esq.

Of Counsel
erica.shnayder@arcelawgroup.com
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Telephone: 212-248-0120

45 Broadway #610
New York, New York 10006

Erica Shnayder is an experienced employment law attorney and is of counsel to the firm. Ms. Shnayder represents clients throughout New York and New Jersey in a wide-range of employment law matters, including sexual harassment, retaliation, and discrimination based on gender, disability, race, religion, sexual orientation, national origin, pregnancy, and other protected characteristics. Ms. Shnayder is also well versed in Family & Medical Leave Act (FMLA) cases as well as New Jersey’s Conscientious Employee Protection Act (NJ CEPA). Ms. Shnayder also serves as lead counsel for numerous wage and hour cases and whistleblower claims.

Ms. Shnayder is a member of the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum,** obtaining significant awards and settlements for her clients. Membership is limited to attorneys who have won multi-million-dollar verdicts, awards, or settlements. Less than 1% of U.S. lawyers are members. Notably, Ms. Shnayder obtained a $4.025 million verdict for a disability discrimination claim in New York State Supreme Court which was the highest New York employment law verdict of 2014. For four consecutive years, Ms. Shnayder has been named a "Rising Star" and "Top Woman Attorney" by New York Super Lawyers.* Ms. Shnayder was also recognized as a "Top 40 Lawyer Under 40" by the American Society of Legal Advocates. ◊◊◊ Ms. Shnayder has litigated numerous high-profile cases which have been featured in various news outlets included The New York Times, The New York Post, The Daily News, and Bloomberg Law.

Ms. Shnayder obtained her Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law. She is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as before the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Northern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. Ms. Shnayder represents clients across all socio-economic backgrounds and is fluent in Russian.

Ms. Shnayder’s experience in litigation and trials also includes arbitrations through various forums such as the American Arbitration Association (AAA) and the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA). She is also experienced in Electronic Discovery (e-Discovery) procedures and protocols, which are becoming more and more important in litigating a case with the ever increasing sophistication of work and personal electronic devices, social media outlets, and general electronic correspondence.

Ms. Shnayder is committed to workplace rights and civil rights litigation and believes that all employees deserve dignity and respect in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. She is a passionate litigator who derives great personal satisfaction from making a difference for her clients and making a positive impact on their lives going forwards after what is usually a difficult employment situation.

Education

J.D., American University Washington College of Law, 2012
Honors: Cum Laude
Activities: American University International Law Review (“AMILR”)

B.A., Syracuse University, 2008
Honors: Magna Cum Laude

Admissions U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY)
U.S District Court for the Northern District of New York (NDNY)
U.S District Court for the District of New Jersey (DNJ)
Federal Courts Admissions
  • U.S District Court for the Southern District of New York (SDNY)
  • U.S District Court for the Eastern District of New York (EDNY)
  • U.S District Court for the Northern District of New York (NDNY)
  • U.S District Court for the District of New Jersey (DNJ)
State Courts Admissions
  • New York
  • New Jersey
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*The listed attorneys were selected to the Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at http://www.superlawyers.com/about/selection_process.html. Bryan Arce, Erica Shnayder, and Silvia Stanciu are licensed to practice in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

** The listed attorneys were selected to the Million Dollar Advocates Forum and/or the Multi-Million Dollar Advocates Forum. Membership to the forum is issued by Million Dollar Advocates Forum. A description of the selection methodology for either forum can be found at http://www.milliondollaradvocates.com. Bryan Arce and Erica Shnayder are licensed to practice in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

◊◊◊ Erica Shnayder was named as a "Top 40 Under 40" Lawyer by the American Society of Legal Advocates. The Top 40 Under 40 list is issued by the American Society of Legal Advocates. A description of the selection methodology can be found at https://societyoflegaladvocates.org/selection-process/. Erica Shnayder is an attorney licensed to practice law in New Jersey. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

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