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Heather E. Griffin

Associate

Heather E. Griffin focuses her practice on business and employment litigation and counseling. She has significant experience in employment law and advising and defending employers.

Heather has represented corporations and individuals in state and federal court and before federal, state, and city agencies. She has appeared frequently before state and federal courts and government agencies at all levels, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, and the New York City Commission on Human Rights. She has represented clients in defense of claims involving discrimination, sexual harassment, retaliation, wage and hour violations, whistleblower claims, breach of contract and other labor and employment issues.

In addition to defending employers in the courtroom, Heather also advises and counsels employers regarding compliance with state and federal regulations, assists with Human Resource investigations and terminations, and also conducts company-wide audits for compliance with federal wage and hour laws. Heather's litigation experience also encompasses complex commercial matters and she has prosecuted and defended actions for breach of contract, defamation affecting businesses and their principals, franchise disputes, and other business torts.

 

Prior to joining Paduano & Weintraub, Heather was Senior Counsel with Gordon & Rees LLP in New York City.

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Education

  • University of Florida B.S in Psychology, cum laude, 2011

  • University of Florida Levin College of Law, J.D., cum laude, 2014

Admissions

  • New York, United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York

  • Florida, United States District Courts for the Southern District of Florida

  • United States Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit