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Teresa Lewi represents and counsels employers on various employment matters under federal, state, and local laws. Her practice includes advising clients on discrimination, non-competition, trade secrets, separation, wage-and-hour, and other issues that employers frequently face. She has also guided companies’ internal investigations of harassment claims and other workplace issues. In addition, Ms. Lewi represents commercial policyholders in complex insurance coverage disputes relating to numerous types of insurance claims.

  • Advises numerous large companies on employment law issues, particularly with respect to New York State and City laws.
  • Represents and advises employers in connection with harassment and discrimination claims.
  • Represents a global security company in obtaining insurance coverage for environmental liability and tort claims.
  • Represents sports organizations seeking liability coverage for claims by former athletes.
  • Represents prominent health services and pharmaceutical companies in obtaining insurance coverage for product liability claims.
  • Advises a leading entertainment and media enterprise on a variety of claims under its media liability and general liability policies.
  • Successfully resolved many millions of dollars of asbestos-related coverage disputes for a global manufacturer.
  • Advised a healthcare provider on maximizing recovery for its cyber and business interruption claims in connection with a ransomware attack.
  • Represented a major energy company in litigation over umbrella and excess coverage for underlying environmental liability actions.
  • Represented a global food ingredients company in high-stakes commercial litigation in federal court.
  • Represented a prominent hospital in connection with its property damage and business interruption claims arising from Superstorm Sandy.

Pro Bono

  • Advises non-profits in New York and DC on workplace policies and developments in federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Advises non-profits, including schools and churches, on numerous insurance coverage issues.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement for a prominent DC non-profit in connection with its insurance claims arising from property damage to its historic buildings.
  • Achieved a favorable settlement with a government agency on behalf of a non-profit that advocates for policyholders.
  • Advised New York businesses and non-profits on maximizing insurance recovery for their Superstorm Sandy losses.
  • Represented non-profits in New York in connection with employment-related matters.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards Recipient, The Legal Aid Society (October 2014)
  • Hot List 2014 Honoree, Lawyers of Color LLC (July 2014)