Doing Justice for Employees and People Harmed by Corporate and Governmental Misconduct
Seppinni LLP was founded to hold powerful institutions accountable on behalf of employees and injured people. We are located in New York City and litigate in courts across the United States.Seppinni LLP represents employees and people who have been wronged, sexually harassed or assaulted, discriminated against, hurt, or had their civil rights violated by corporate bad actors, the government, the police, or rent-a-cops.For most cases, clients do not pay out of pocket and instead pay a percentage of the recovery we win on their behalf.
Seppinni LLP goes toe-to-toe with America's most powerful institutions in the following practice areas:
Plaintiffs Employment Litigation: Including discrimination, retaliation, harassment, employee whistleblower claims, wrongful termination, and negotiation of employment contracts and severance agreements.Justice for Victims of Workplace Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Seppinni LLP represents numerous victims of workplace sexual misconduct in public litigation and private arbitration.Civil Rights and Catastrophic Injury: Including police brutality, product liability, and personal injury.Other Areas: Please contact us even if your case falls outside of the practice areas listed above. In the event your case is outside of our areas of expertise, we can often refer your case to another trusted law firm.
Shane Seppinni founded Seppinni LLP. He is an experienced advocate on behalf of employees and victims of corporate and governmental abuse.After graduating from Stanford Law School, Shane worked as a Civil Rights Public Defender in the Bronx where he successfully sued landlords and filed lawsuits against employers such as Amazon.Shane left The Bronx Defenders to join Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan. While there, Shane was a member of the trial team that successfully defended Jay Z in New York Supreme Court, represented the founder of a $1.2 billion startup in a wrongful termination action against the company's board of directors, sued the world's largest online video game platform, represented startup founders in disputes with their co-founders and investors, and represented the founders of the Amazon Labor Union in the NY Attorney General's lawsuit against Amazon.Prior to attending law school, Shane worked in Google's People Operations department (read: Human Resources) as the HR Coordinator for now-CEO Sundar Pichai's teams. Shane also worked as a Competitive Intelligence Analyst at Google where he studied competitors' employment practices and learned how management and HR departments at technology companies operate. He uses this insider-knowledge to hold employers accountable on behalf of employees and executives.Shane was the first student from his public high school to be admitted to Cornell University, where he studied Industrial Labor Relations (with specialties in Employee Rights and Conflict Resolution). At Stanford Law School, Shane was a member of the Black Law Students Association (BLSA), the Workers Rights Pro Bono Clinic, and was Former National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) Chairman, Professor William B. Gould IV's, research assistant.Shane lives with his family in Brooklyn, NY.
Iesha-LaShay Phillips is a law clerk at Seppinni LLP and a J.D. Candidate at Yale Law School interested in civil rights and criminal justice. At Yale, she is involved in the Yale Journal of Law & Liberation, Yale Civil Rights Project, Graduate and Professional Student Senate, Black Law Students’ Association, Native American Law Students’ Association, and First Generation professionals.Iesha-LaShay graduated from Oberlin College in 2022, earning a B.A. in Law and Society with a minor in Rhetoric and Composition. At Oberlin College, she completed over 560 community service hours a year as a Bonner Scholar, worked as a Writing Associate in the Writing Center, facilitated creative writing workshops at juvenile detention facilities throughout Ohio, and founded a mutual aid organization that crowdfunded over $70,000 to support more than 200 first-generation and low-income students and offered the Oberlin community free academic and social services.Prior to law school, Iesha-LaShay gained legal experience through summer internships with the Legal Aid Society of San Mateo County, Ohio Justice & Policy Center, and New Hope Oklahoma. Additionally, she worked as an SEO Law Fellow/Summer Associate at Jones Day, where she wrote research memoranda, translated attorney-client meetings for Spanish-speaking asylum seekers in pro-bono cases, and assisted in completing closing paperwork for an M&A deal.
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Seppinni LLP is always open to hearing from talented lawyers, law students, and paralegals. Associates must be barred in New York or able to gain admission within one year of hiring. Admission in CA is a plus but not necessary. A successful paralegal applicant will have experience in New York's state and federal courts.We welcome applications from full time and part time applicants. While Seppinni LLP maintains a workspace in Manhattan, we are a remote-first company and accept applications from people living anywhere in the US. We pay based on role, not based on location.Seppinni LLP does not bill by the hour and we do not have minimum hours requirements. We prioritize efficient work. If you can accomplish what needs to get done in less than 40 hours, great! Log off, go outside, hang out with your friends, and recharge. Trials and the litigation before them are hard work and you are a person, not a machine. Our team performs best for our clients when we live full lives and get 7 to 8 hours of sleep per night. It is a shame we have to make this clear. But the legal profession is designed to burn motivated people out--Seppinni LLP is designed to help them flourish. We make it our priority to establish policies that enable this and lead by example.To do great work as a lawyer or paralegal, we believe you need significant chunks of uninterrupted concentration. To this end, we rarely use email or instant messaging to communicate internally. Our goal is to avoid what Professor Cal Newport calls "The Hyperactive Hivemind" of modern office-work. Instead, we rely on a suite of modern project management tools and regularly scheduled check-in meetings. You did not go to college and then law school to be an email inbox manager with a side-gig as a lawyer. Your time is best used investigating corporate wrongdoing and hammering our opponents in briefs and in court, not sending a series of 12 emails back-and-forth over administrative minutiae.Seppinni LLP does not cap vacation time. Instead, we have a vacation minimum. All employees must take at least three paid weeks off per year.We encourage parents, people from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal profession, and anyone who enjoys writing, trial advocacy, and thinking critically to submit your resume below.If you've made it this far, please email your resume to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Seppinni LLP is regularly retained for, or asked to comment on, cases that capture the public's interest
Daily Beast: Army Translator Says He Escaped the Taliban Only to Be Assaulted at NYC Movie TheaterDaily Beast: Inside the Wild Claims Against Paris-Hilton Backed Tech Firm EveryrealmNY Post: Ex-NFL Star's Sexual Harassment Suit Goes to TrialSHRM: A New York federal judge recently shook up the employment law world when he ruled that a new federal law preventing employers from requiring arbitration in sexual harassment claims also blocked arbitration for other claims brought alongside in the same caseReuters: Sex harassment claim shields whole lawsuit from arbitration, judge rulesThe New York Post: Ex-NFL star Teyo Johnson claims ‘racist’ CEO urged him to sleep with co-workersBloomberg: FTX Investors Go After Brady, Shaq: Here Are Their Legal ChancesLaw306: Real Estate Co Hit With Third Discrimination LawsuitTechCrunch: Former Everyrealm execs sue company for sexual harassment, race discriminationLaw360: Ex-NFLer Says Metaverse Co. Can't Arbitrate Sex HarassmentTechCrunch: Mark Cuban, Mavericks in Hot Water over Voyager “Ponzi scheme”Law360: Metaverse Co Says Ex-NFL Player Must Arbitrate Bias ClaimsNew York Law Journal: NFL Player, Execs Join String of Discrimination Suits Against Metaverse CompanyLaw360: Ex-NFL Player Accuses Metaverse Co. Of Race BiasDecrypt.co: Ex-NFL Player and Former Exec Sues Metaverse Startup Everyrealm, Alleging DiscriminationThe New York Times: Upheaval at Fashion Institute Over Accusations of Racism (Seppinni LLP did not file the complaint in this case but currently represents Plaintiff)Law360: Antitrust Claims Against Gaming Giant Valve Survive ScrutinyLaw360: Video Game Developer Looks to Toss Players' Antitrust SuitYahoo: Transgender Officer Sues Port Authority, Claims Colleagues Called Him 'It' (Seppinni LLP did not file the complaint in McConaughey v. Port Authority, but was retained as trial counsel once it became clear that the parties would not settle)
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