Shira Z. Gelfand - Employment Lawyer New York

Shira Z. Gelfand


SHIRA Z. GELFAND is an associate at Outten & Golden LLP in New York, where she represents individual employees in litigation and negotiation in all areas of employment law. Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Gelfand worked as an associate in employment practices coverage, where she advised insurers regarding liabilities and underwriting considerations related to discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, and wage and hour claims.

Ms. Gelfand received her B.A. from Binghamton University cum laude and her J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a Public Service Scholar. During law school, Ms. Gelfand worked as a law clerk at Outten & Golden, interned at the New York State Office of the Attorney General in the Civil Rights Bureau and participated in the New York City Law Department Labor and Employment Law Field Clinic.

Before law school, Ms. Gelfand worked at the Conference on Jewish Material Claims Against Germany which provided reparations for holocaust survivors as well as Tivnu: Building Justice, a non-profit focused on homelessness and low-income housing in Portland, Oregon.

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Bar Admissions & Professional Activities

  • Ms. Gelfand is admitted to practice law only in New York. 

  • Ms. Gelfand is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York.

  • Member, New York City Bar Association

    • Member of the National Moot Court Competition (New Lawyers Council) (2022 - 2024)

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Publications & Articles

A new pay transparency law taking effect on May 15, 2022 will require employers to list salary ranges “from the lowest to the highest salary the...

Though decades have passed since equal pay legislation was first introduced, significant pay inequity persists across gender, race, ethnicity and...

Much has been asked of the doctors, nurses, and other healthcare workers fighting the COVID-19 pandemic. Our Executives & Professionals Practice Group...

Anyone who lost a job that provided group health insurance knows that COBRA continuation coverage can be a lifesaver. They also know that the costs of...

As conversation surrounding racial justice grows nationwide, candid discussions regarding race are coming to a head in the workplace, where employers...

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