Overview

Anjie is the managing partner of the firm’s New York office. She is a skilled trial lawyer with vast experience representing companies of various sizes and industries against claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and denial of employee benefits before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and Ohio. Anjie has also represented clients in prosecuting claims of trade secret violations. She has successfully tried employment cases to verdict, negotiated settlements, and briefed and argued appeals before the Third Circuit, and New York and New Jersey state appellate courts. Given her litigation experience, clients regularly call on her for advice on compliance with federal, state, and local employment laws, as well as to conduct sensitive workplace investigations.

Anjie is a native New Yorker. As a litigator this gives her additional insight on audience perceptions and local attitudes when she conducts training sessions as well as when assessing witness credibility in connection with investigations and litigation. Earlier in her career, Anjie was a New York State Prosecutor. This is where she received her keen intuition skills in assessing the credibility of victims and witnesses alleging violations of law. In addition to training on the intake of cases she tried narcotics and domestic violence cases, as both first and second chair. Anjie also spent time in the Appeals Bureau where she drafted and argued appeals before the Second Department. Anjie left the District Attorney’s office to diversify her litigation background and clerk for the Honorable Shelby Highsmith in the U.S. District Court, Southern District of Florida. It was during this clerkship that Anjie discovered her passion for employment law and saw an opportunity to use the training she received there and at the District Attorney’s Office to benefit her practice.

Anjie is an active member of the Hispanic National Bar Association, and has held various positions on the HNBA Board of Governors for the last seven years. Anjie is also Co-Chair of the Board of Directors for The Latinas On the Verge of Excellence - L.O.V.E., a mentoring program that supports and empowers young Latinas to strive for success, both in school and in life, through health interventions targeted at mental, reproductive and physical health as well as career readiness and mentorship.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Brooklyn Law School LALSA Alumni Award (2016)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers® (2014-2019)

Professional & Civic Associations

  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association
  • Hispanic National Bar Association
    • Latina Commission Co-Chair Pearls of Wisdom Committee (2019-2021)
    • Deputy General Counsel (2017-2018)
    • Deputy VP Membership (2016-2017)
    • Vice-President of Membership (2014-2016)
    • Fundraising Chair (2013-2014)

Representative Matters

Representative Matters

  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York (2012). Represented local news channel single-plaintiff age discrimination matter. Verdict for defense in jury trial.
  • New Jersey Superior Court – Essex County (2011). Represented large multi-state box retailer in single-plaintiff race harassment matter. Verdict for defense in jury trial.
  • New York State Division of Human Rights – Syracuse Office (2015). Represented large U.S. Defense contractor at probable cause hearing in connection with sexual harassment and assault claim. Decision for defense.
  • National Football League Administrative Hearing – New York, New York (2013). Represented Coach in appeal of disciplinary hearing.
  • Employment and Investigations Training
    • New York City and State training for Charter School Network (2019-2020)
    • On –set training for cast and crew for various productions across the country (2018-2019)
    • Several large multi-state retailers (2012-2017)
    • National Football League Team, Minneapolis, Minnesota (2013)
    • Warner Bros. Television, Brooklyn, New York (2013) – Series (on-set for cast and crew)
    • Public Utilities Company, Louisville, Kentucky (2012)

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • Employment Law Panel New York State Bar Association Corporate Counsel Institute (October 2017, 2018 & 2019)
  • Countering the #MeToo Backlash: Enlisting Men to Become Ambassadors for Change The New York Women in Legal & Corporate Leadership Summit (October 2019)
  • “It always seems impossible until it's done.”
  • Nelson Mandela

Practice Emphasis

  • Trial work
  • Internal Investigations and Defense
  • Management Training
  • Defense of Public Hearing Before Agencies

Clerkships

  • Hon. Shelby Highsmith, U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Florida

Education

Brooklyn Law School

  •  J.D., 2000

Long Island University

  •  B.A., 1997

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 2001
  • New Jersey, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Languages

  • Spanish 
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