Overview

Ellen Storch represents management in all areas of labor and employment law. She defends international, national and local employers, as well as public employers and not-for-profit organizations, in various types of employment litigation. Her litigation practice includes discrimination and harassment cases, restrictive covenant disputes, and wage and hour claims. Ms. Storch represents clients in federal and state courts, in arbitrations, before federal, state and local human rights commissions, and before a variety of other government agencies.

In addition to litigating on behalf of clients, Ms. Storch provides day to day advice and counsel to employers regarding the panoply of laws that govern and affect the employment relationship, with special emphasis on litigation avoidance strategies. Ms. Storch drafts and negotiates various types of agreements, including employment contracts, restrictive covenants and severance agreements. She works with clients to develop policies, procedures, and handbooks, and helps ensure compliance with evolving labor and employment laws. She provides various forms of training to both employees and management.

Ms. Storch regularly lectures on employment law issues at a variety of organizations including bar associations, the Epilepsy Foundation, the American Heart Association and the New York Biotechnology Association. Ms. Storch has served as an adjunct professor at the New York Institute of Technology where she taught Human Resources Policies and Procedures in the HR Management Masters program. She is often quoted as an employment law expert in national and local publications.

Ms. Storch is a member of the National Association of Insurance Women and the Labor & Employment section of the Nassau Bar Association.

Prior to joining the firm, she was an associate at the New York City office of Shearman & Sterling, where she concentrated in employment law.

Admissions

  • New York
  • United States District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York

Education

  • University of Southern California – J.D.
    • University of Southern California Law Review, Member

Recognition

  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (2014 – 2016)
  • Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services, Long Island Business News’ (October 2011)
Super Lawyers Martindale Hubbel AV Preeminent Law 360