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Ritz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP

59 Maiden Lane
39th Floor
New York, NY, 10038

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License
StateStatusAcquiredUpdated
NYCurrently registered 198403/13/2015
We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Awards
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Chosen as a memberTop Rated Lawyer in Labor & Employment2013
Chosen as a memberNew York's Women Leaders in the Law2012
Order of the CoifOrder of the Coif1983
Chosen as a memberBest Lawyers in AmericaN/A
Chosen as a memberSuperLawyersN/A
Chosen as a memberBar Registry of Pre-Eminent Women LawyersN/A
AV ratedMartindale-HubbellN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
PartnerRitz Clark & Ben-Asher LLP2009 - Present
Pro Bono MediatorUnited States District Court, Southern District of New York Mediation Program1997 - Present
PartnerRitz & Clark LLP2004 - 2009
PartnerSteel, Bellman, Ritz & Clark, P.C.1990 - 2004
AssociateSteel & Bellman, P.C.1985 - 1990
Judicial Law ClerkHonorable Kristin Booth Glen1983 - 1985
Associations
Association namePosition nameDuration
National Employment Lawyers Association/NYExecutive Committee2005 - 2008
National Employment Lawyers Association/NYBoard member2004 - 2008
New York City Bar AssociationMemberN/A
New York State Bar AssociationMemberN/A
National Employment Lawyers Association (New York chapter)MemberN/A
St. John's University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment LawBoard of AdvisorsN/A
College of Labor and Employment LawyersFellowN/A
The Litigation Counsel of AmericaMemberN/A
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Barr v. BJ's Wholesale Club, Inc.N/A
Geller v. Branic Int'l Realty Corp.,N/A
Ciaramella v. Reader's Digest AssociationN/A
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Publications
Publication nameTitleDate
Practising Law Institute: Psychological Issues in Employment Law 2015Permissible and Impermissible Inquiries Under the ADA: When Can an Employer Ask for Medical Information or Require an Employee to Have a Medical Exam?2015
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination Law & Litigation 2015Coming and Going under The ADA: When Is an Employee Entitled to a Leave of Absence and What Rules Apply to Reinstatement?”2015
Annual Advanced ALI CLE Course of Study and Video Webcast on Current Developments in Employment LawEthics and Professional Responsibility2014
Annual Advanced ALI CLE Course of Study and Video Webcast on Current Developments in Employment Law“Complex Family and Medical Leave Act Issues2014
Labor and Employment Law Section of New York State Bar AssociationWhat’s Ethical, What’s Not in Employment ADR2014
Practising Law Institute: Employment Law and LitigationLivin' On the Edge: Practice Pointers - Settlement Strategies and Logistics in Employment Discrimination Cases, Update on Recent and Potential Discrimination Statutes and Regulations, and Evolving Law of Harrassment2014
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination Law and LitigationThe Intersection between the FMLA and the ADA (With Some State and City Law in the Mix)2012
ABA Labor and Employment Law newsletterStates Immune from FMLA “Self-Care” Discrimination Claims2012
5th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law ConferenceDeposition Strategies From the Perspective of Plaintiff's and Defendant's Counsel2011
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination Law and LitigationPregnancy Claims and Disability Discrimination Today2011
New York County Lawyers Association, CLE Institute: How to Handle an Employment Discrimination CaseDeposition Strategies From the Plaintiff's Perspective2011
www.HowToInUSA.com (invited contributor)Coming to America - Cautions for the Unwary Employee2011
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination Law and Litigation 2010Recent Developments in Disabilities Discrimination and Litigation: State and Local Law Update2010
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination ClaimsPost Burlington Northern Cases on Retaliation2009
Practising Law Institute: Employment Discrimination ClaimsPost Burlington Northern Cases on Retaliation2009
The Financial ManagerSex, Lies and Multimillion Dollar Court Cases2007
Cornell University ILR: Advocacy in Employment MediationDo's and Don'ts When Mediating Disputes2007
Practising Law Institute: Litigating Employment Discrimination ClaimsHow to Get the Most Out of Your Case While Re-injuring Your Client the Least (and How to Keep the Verdict Once It's Been Rendered2007
National Employment Lawyers Association /NY NewlsetterDisparate Impact Under the ADEA Post City of Jackson2007
19th Annual Ali-ABA Course of Study for Plaintiffs’ and Defendants' BarsAge Differential Required for a Prima Facie Case Under the ADEA2006
19th Annual Ali-ABA Course of Study for Plaintiffs’ and Defendants' BarsUpdate on Release Validity under OWBPA2006
Practising Law Institute: Litigating Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment Claims"Preparing the Sexual Harassment Case - The Prosecution2005
/NY and New York State Trial Lawyers Association: The Best of Employment Law: From Interview to Settlement With Some Ethics Thrown InWhat is the Judge Thinking?2000
Practising Law Institute: How to Handle Your First Employment Discrimination CaseFiling Discrimination Charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights1999
New York State Bar Association: The Effective Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Employment DisputesMediation - From the Plaintiff’s Perspective1999
The American Lawyer/The National Law Journal/The New York Law Journal: Employment Litigation, Strategies and SolutionsSettlement: When, How and How Much?1998
Practising Law Institute: The Civil Rights Act of 1991 - Its Impact on Employment DiscriminationThe Lawyer’s Strategic Decision in Pursuing Federal Versus State or Local Remedies1992
Education
School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
New York University School of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1983
Brown UniversityN/ABA - Bachelor of Arts with Honors1978
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
National Employment Lawyers Association/NY Fall 2013Illness, Injury and Leave2013
Annual Advanced ALI CLE Course of Study and Video Webcast on Current Developments in Employment Law, Santa Fe, New MexicoDamages in Employment Cases: Maximizing and Minimizing2013
New York City Bar AssociationSupreme Court Round-Up: Recent Developments in Employment Law Cases2012
NELA/NYWhat Every 'New' NELA/NY Lawyer Should Know: An Introduction to the Basics2011
How to Handle and Employment Discrimination CaseDeposition Strategies from the Plaintiff's Perspective2011
Employment Discrimination Law and LitigationPregnancy Claims and Disability Discrimination Today2011
5th Annual ABA Labor and Employment Law ConferenceDeposition Do's and Don'ts2011
Employment Discrimination Law and LitigationRecent Developments in Disabilities Discrimination and Litigation2010
New York State Bar Association Mediation CommitteeMediators' Proposals2009
Employment Discrimination ClaimsRetaliation2009
A Seminar for NeutralsValuing Emotional, Economic and Punitive Damages in Employment Cases2008
The Nuts & Bolts of Representing Employees in New YorkOverview of Employment Discrimination Claims2007
Litigating Employment Discrimination ClaimsDamages in Discrimination Cases2007
Employment Law for the General Practitioner and Corporate Counselor: Current Law and Cutting-Edge IssuesEthics and Employment Law Issues2007
Advocacy in Employment MediationView From The Advocates: Do's and Don'ts When Mediating Disputes2007
19th Annual Ali-ABA Course of Study for Plaintiffs’ and Defendants' BarsAge Discrimination Update2006
Litigating Employment Discrimination & Sexual Harassment ClaimsPreparing the Sexual Harassment Case - The Prosecution2005
Georgetown University Law Center Continuing Legal EducationInitial Stages of Litigation2004
NELA/NY Fall Conference on Continuing Legal EducationDispositive Motions and Motions In Limine2001
The Best of Employment Law: From Interview to Settlement With Some Ethics Thrown InWhat is the Judge Thinking?2000
How to Handle Your First Employment Discrimination CaseFiling Discrimination Charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights2000
The Effective Use of Alternative Dispute Resolution (ADR) in Employment Disputes“Mediation - From the Plaintiff’s Perspective1999
How to Handle Your First Employment Discrimination CaseFiling Discrimination Charges with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, The New York State Division of Human Rights and the New York City Commission on Human Rights1999
Counseling the Victim of Ongoing Sexual HarassmentPoints to Consider in Counseling Clients Who Have Ongoing Sexual Harassment Issues in the Workplace1999
Employment Litigation, Strategies and SolutionsSettlement: When, How and How Much1998
The Civil Rights Act of 1991 - Its Impact on Employment DiscriminationThe Lawyer’s Strategic Decision in Pursuing Federal Versus State or Local Remedies1992