Todd Shinaman is counsel in the Labor & Employment practice group. He has over 25 years of experience in counseling and representing employers of all sizes in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation.
I have experience in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law, but I have focused recently on several main areas of practice.
I have led, or participated on, a team of other experienced class action litigators to defend numerous high stakes wage-hour class actions, including obtaining the dismissal of such claims and successfully arguing to uphold dismissals at the Second Circuit Court of Appeals. We have also succeeded in denying or limiting class certifications, significantly reducing potential liability.
I have aggressively and successfully defended numerous discrimination cases of all types, including through trial. I have also negotiated many favorable settlements, satisfying the clients’ goal of resolving a matter expeditiously and efficiently. I regularly represent clients before state and federal administrative agencies and courts.
I have effectively negotiated union contracts and assisted clients in opposing unionization. I have also won dismissal of many grievances at arbitration.
I regularly counsel clients in all areas of employment law to minimize litigation and liability exposure.
We are closely following the developing law on class certification in wage-hour cases and expect that there will be significant holdings that could change the landscape in that area.
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations, B.S.
University of Virginia School of Law, J.D.
Todd is a member of the American (Labor Law Section), New York State (Labor and Employment Law Section), and Monroe County bar associations.
Todd was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2023 in the fields of Employment Law—Management; Labor Law—Management; and Litigation—Labor and Employment. Todd has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2003, and was designated the Rochester “Lawyer of the Year” for Employment Law—Management in 2021, 2019 and 2013.
Todd has been recognized for exceptional standing in the legal community by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business 2022 for Labor & Employment (New York). He was also recognized by Chambers in previous years.
In addition, Todd has been recognized as a “Super Lawyer” in Employment & Labor law based on a peer-review survey by New York Super Lawyers magazine.
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