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Teresa Lewi represents and counsels employers on a wide range of federal, state, and local employment laws, including discrimination, non-competition, trade secrets, executive compensation, separation, and wage-and-hour issues. She also partners with colleagues in the investigations practice to conduct internal investigations of harassment claims and other workplace issues. Ms. Lewi has substantial experience with managing all phases of litigation, and has successfully tried cases in federal and state courts. In addition, she regularly resolves disputes through mediation and other alternative dispute resolution techniques.

  • Litigates complex disputes involving enforcement of non-competition agreements with employees and misappropriation of trade secrets claims.
  • Assists employers with protecting their proprietary information through alternative dispute resolution methods.
  • Counsels employers and executives on employment and consulting agreements, and issues related to compensation and separation benefits.
  • Advises numerous large companies on employment issues, particularly with respect to New York State and City laws.
  • Represents and advises employers in connection with harassment and discrimination claims.
  • Advises companies and organizations on employment issues arising from the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • 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. a

Pro Bono

  • Advises non-profits in New York and DC on workplace policies and developments in federal, state, and local employment laws.
  • Secured a favorable settlement with an incorporated village in New York that resulted in improved accommodations and expanded access to public services for people with disabilities.
  • 2014 Pro Bono Publico Awards Recipient, The Legal Aid Society (October 2014)
  • Hot List 2014 Honoree, Lawyers of Color LLC (July 2014)