SEPPINNI LAW


Doing Justice for Employees Harmed by Corporate Misconduct

About

Seppinni Law was founded to hold powerful institutions accountable on behalf of employees. We are located in New York City and litigate in courts across the United States.Seppinni Law represents employees and people who have been wronged, sexually harassed or assaulted, discriminated against, hurt, or had their civil rights violated by their employers. Since its founding, Seppinni Law has recovered millions of dollars for employees.Clients do not pay out of pocket and instead pay a percentage of the recovery we win on their behalf.

Practice Areas

Seppinni Law goes toe-to-toe with Corporate America's most powerful companies and makes them pay:

Plaintiffs Employment Litigation: Including pregnancy, gender, race, and gender identity discrimination, retaliation, harassment, employee whistleblower claims, and wrongful termination.Workplace Sexual Harassment and Sexual Assault: Seppinni Law represents numerous victims of workplace sexual misconduct in public litigation and private arbitration.Wage & Hour Litigation: Corporate America regularly steals from working people by refusing to pay them overtime or the minimum wage. Seppinni Law makes Corporate America pay for this crime.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 Law. He is an experienced advocate on behalf of employees and executives.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 the prestigious trial law firm of 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 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.


Zach Rubin, Senior Counsel
As a committed employee rights lawyer, Zach has helped recover tens of millions of dollars for working people across an array of industries and professions. Zach has substantial experience representing workers in wage and hour litigation and employment discrimination matters.
Zach enjoys solving the factual and legal issues that clients grapple with and has played key roles in litigation victories advancing and protecting employee rights. For example, Zach played an integral role on the trial team that won liability against the Commonwealth of Massachusetts in a landmark disparate impact case that resolved on a class basis for $40 million. He has helped set numerous precedents in favor of employees across the country. See, e.g., Hager v. Omnicare, Inc., No. 5:19-CV-00484, 2021 WL 5311307 (S.D.W. Va. Nov. 15, 2021) (“Mr. Rubin has a growing track record of obtaining successful client outcomes and helping to establish favorable precedents for workers’ rights.”).Zach has also represented individuals and classes of employees against some of the world’s largest companies. One of these cases made its way to the U.S. Supreme Court where the Court held in a unanimous opinion that workers need not work in the transportation industry to be exempt from the Federal Arbitration Act under the “transportation worker” exemption. See
Bissonnette v. LePage Bakeries Park St., LLC, No. 23-51, 601 U.S.___; 2024 WL 1588708, at *2 (U.S. Apr. 12, 2024). His substantial experience litigating and working on appeals against well-resourced companies has helped him develop various strategies for advancing the key issues in a case.
Prior to joining Seppinni Law, Zach worked at one of the nation’s preeminent employee rights firms in Boston (with a focus on class and collective actions) and a prominent union-side labor and employment law firm in Connecticut. The substantial experience and mentoring he received in these roles grew his skills as a litigator, and he has been recognized by colleagues and peers for his talented advocacy. Zach was named a Massachusetts Rising Star in 2021-2023 by Thomson Reuters’ Super Lawyers. And crucially, Zach prides himself on his effective client communication and relationship building, and his empathy-driven approach to his work.Notwithstanding his strengths as a litigator, Zach has long appreciated the importance of Alternative Dispute Resolution (“ADR”) in modern legal practice and served as Co-President of Brooklyn Law School’s ADR Society while earning his law degree from Brooklyn Law School. Prior to attending law school, Zach graduated from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.Zach is a member of the State Bars of New York, Connecticut, New Jersey, and Massachusetts (and numerous federal district courts in those jurisdictions). He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the First, Second, Third, Fifth, and Eleventh Circuits.


Iesha-LaShay Phillips is a law clerk at Seppinni Law 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.


Nick Lindsey is a law clerk at Seppinni Law and a J.D. candidate at Brooklyn Law School, where he is an Edward V. Sparer Public Interest Law Fellow, a Fellow with the Center for Criminal Justice, and Chair of the Brooklyn Law School chapter of the Unemployment Action Center. He is interested in employment and labor law, housing and tenants' rights law, and criminal defense.Prior to law school, NIck was a writer and content producer, primarily focused on helping startup companies develop and execute their creative strategies. His track record in this field includes helping a new digital media company grow from zero to more than 1 million unique visitors per month, culminating in a successful acquisition, as well as spearheading the marketing and communications side of a years-long fundraising campaign that helped another startup generate well over $45 million in private investment funding.Nick holds bachelor's degrees in English Literature (summa cum laude) and Humanities from University of Colorado Boulder, and a Master's degree in English Literature from University at Buffalo. While attending graduate school in Buffalo, New York, he organized and facilitated writing workshops for prisoners being held in the Erie County Correctional Facility.

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Send us Your Resume!

Seppinni Law 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 Law maintains a workspace in Manhattan, we are a remote-first company.Seppinni Law 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 Law 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.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 contact@seppinnilaw.com.

Recent Press

Seppinni Law is regularly retained for, or asked to comment on, cases that capture the public's interest

Law360: 5 Takeaways From The EEOC's New Harassment Guidance
"The number-one takeaway that I think is really great about the guidance is that it makes clear that sexual harassment is more than just overtly sexualized conduct," [Shane Seppinni] said. "And that's important just on a societal level, but it's important also for a number of particular legal reasons."
Law360: (Another) Ex-Moses & Singer Partner Says New-Mom Bias is Rampant
(Amended Complaint) & (Declaration)
Law360: Medical College Accused of Violating FLSA, NY Labor Law
(Complaint)
Bloomberg: Ex-Partner Sues NY Litigation Shop Over Pregnancy AccommodationNew York Law Journal: Lawsuit From Fired Moses & Singer Partner Alleges Gender, Pregnancy DiscriminationLaw360: Ex-Partner Sues Moses & Singer Over Firing After PregnancyNational Women's Law Center: Ending Forced Arbitration of Sexual Assault and Sexual Harassment Act, What Attorneys Should Know About this New Law to Support SurvivorsDaily 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 EveryrealmAbove the Law: Federal Judge Disappointed Biglaw Attorneys Can't Display Basic CompassionNY 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 DiscriminationLaw360: 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 Law 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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