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Evan D. Parness

Associate | New York
T (212) 506-3318
F (212) 506-1800

Evan D. Parness represents employers and senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation and disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and alternative dispute resolution bodies.  His experience includes defense of claims of age, race, and gender discrimination and sexual harassment, disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants, and tort claims arising out of the employment relationship, such as breach of fiduciary duty, unfair competition and tortious interference.  Evan also advises clients on a broad variety of employment-related matters, including terminations and other disciplinary actions, employment and separation agreements, investigations of alleged discrimination, harassment and other employee misconduct, and employment policies and practices.  He has been recognized as a "Rising Star" in New York Metro Super Lawyers 2013 - 2014.

Notable Representations

  • Representation of a large benefits, insurance and wealth management firm and its affiliates in employment-related matters, including successfully obtaining summary judgment dismissal of an age discrimination lawsuit in federal court.
  • Representation of a production studio, including successfully obtaining dismissal of a race discrimination and retaliation case before the New York City Commission on Human Rights.
  • Representation of a leading fashion modeling agency in successfully prosecuting and defending claims concerning alleged breach of employment and non-solicitation agreements, claims for unfair competition, tortious interference, breach of contract and promissory estoppel.
  • Successfully prosecuting claims for injunctive relief on behalf of one of the nation’s leading providers of language translation, document management and litigation support services in actions relating to the enforcement of non-competition, non-solicitation and confidentiality agreements.
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment agreements and severance/settlement agreements, and disputes relating to same, involving senior executives of leading investment management and financial services firms and other Fortune 500 companies.

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