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Teresa Lewi represents and counsels employers on various employment matters under federal, state, and local laws, including discrimination, non-competition, trade secrets, separation, wage-and-hour, and other issues that employers frequently face. She has also conducted internal investigations of harassment claims and other workplace issues. She represents clients in a broad range of industries, including the manufacturing, pharmaceutical, medical, entertainment, sports, and financial services industries.

  • Litigates complex disputes involving employment-related issues such as enforcement of non-competition agreements and misappropriation of trade secrets. 
  • 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.
  • Successfully resolved disputes on behalf of public and private employers pertaining to New York State and City anti-harassment laws.
  • Secured hundreds of millions of dollars in insurance coverage for manufacturing companies in connection with asbestos-related claims.
  • Represents sports organizations seeking liability insurance coverage for claims by former athletes. 
  • Advised a leading entertainment and media enterprise on a variety of claims under its media liability and general liability policies.
  • 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.

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)