Erica L. Shnayder is a New York City employment discrimination lawyer. Prior to joining Phillips & Associates, Ms. Shnayder was an associate with the Arce Law Group. She graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts from Syracuse University. While obtaining her Juris Doctorate from American University, Washington College of Law, Ms. Shnayder served as a Senior Editor of the American University International Law Review. She graduated cum laude in 2012. Ms. Shnayder is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as before the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Northern District of New York and the District of New Jersey.
Ms. Shnayder is committed to workplace rights and civil rights litigation and believes that all employees deserve dignity and respect in an environment free from harassment and discrimination. She is a passionate litigator who derives great personal satisfaction from making a difference for her clients. Ms. Shnayder has obtained significant awards and settlements for her clients. Notably, Ms. Shnayder obtained a $4.25 million verdict against New York Presbyterian Hospital which was the highest employment law verdict of 2014. In 2015 and 2016, Ms. Shnayder was named a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers* for her work in Plaintiff’s employment litigation. Ms. Shnayder was also recognized as a “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Ms. Shnayder’s cases have been featured in various news outlets included The New York Times, The New York Post, and The Daily News. Ms. Shnayder lives in New Jersey where she enjoys spending time with her family, playing sports and hiking with her dog.