Mr. Koutsoudakis is focuses his practice on government audits, and individual and class action employment litigation defense. Specifically, he represents individuals and businesses involved in federal or state litigation, or who are the subject of a government audit or investigation by the U.S. Department of Labor Wage & Hour Division, the New York State Department of Labor Division of Labor Standards, the National Labor Relations Board, the New York State Division of Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, and the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He also regularly represents individuals and businesses who are sued for alleged violations of federal and state civil rights and employment laws, including the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, and the New York City Human Rights Law. Within his Commercial practice, he represents clients involved in various business disputes including shareholder, partnership and membership disputes, as well as breach of contract and other commercial claims. He has extensive experience in representing individuals and businesses in the food service industry, including restaurants, distributors, and manufacturers, as well as in the real estate and construction industries.
While in law school, Mr. Koutsoudakis was a Member of the St. Thomas Law Review and the recipient of numerous Best Student Awards. He completed a joint degree (JD/MBA) program in less than three years, and graduated at the top of his class. Because of his business background and experience, he understand his client’s needs and is able to better counsel them by taking into consideration both the business and legal issues involved.
Mr. Koutsoudakis was named by Super Lawyers as a Rising Star in Metro New York for Employment Litigation Defense in 2013, 2014 and 2015. He volunteers at local non-profit organizations, and is regularly published in a restaurant industry magazine. Mr. Koutsoudakis is fluent in Greek.
|Association name||Position name||Duration|
|New York City Hospitality Alliance||Member||2013 - Present|
|Hellenic Lawyers Association||Member||2010 - Present|
|New York State Bar Association||Member||2009 - Present|
|Estiator||Delivery… Meal or Lawsuit||2013|
|NYSBA, Young Lawyers Section, Electronically in Touch||Magistrate Judges: A Primer for Young Lawyers||2012|
|Estiator||What to Expect from a U.S. Department of Labor Investigation||2012|
|The New York County Lawyer||Work/Life Balance for Lawyers: Myth or Reality||2012|
|Estiator Magazine||Law Update: New York Wage Theft Prevention Act of 2010||2011|
|Estiator||A Visit from the U.S. Dept. of Labor May Mean Visits from other Departments also||2011|
|University of Dayton Law Review||Antitrust More than a Century After Sherman: Why Protecting Competitors Promotes Competition More than Economically Efficient Mergers||2009|
|St. Thomas University School of Law||JD/MBA - Juris Doctorate and MBA||2008|
|2013 Hermes Expo International||Legal Issues & Government Enforcement in the Restaurant Industry||2013|
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