Shira Forman is an associate in the Labor and Employment Practice Group in the firm's New York office.

Areas of Practice

Shira focuses her practice on the full spectrum of labor and employment disputes in areas including breach of contract, breach of fiduciary duty, wrongful termination, retaliation, wage and hour claims, and claims of discrimination based on disability, sex, pregnancy, age, race, and national origin.

She also advises employers on day-to-day personnel matters, including hiring and separations, performance management, wage and hour compliance, drafting employee handbooks and policies, employee privacy issues, internal investigations, social media policies, and human resources best practices.



  • Represented manufacturing company in litigation against former employees for breach of contract and breach of fiduciary duty related to the procurement of vendors
  • Conducted outside investigation into allegations of race discrimination and harassment at an asset management company
  • Represented pharmaceutical company in dismissal of whistleblower claims by a former employee in state court
  • Represented major restaurant chain in defense of wage and hour claims by delivery staff
  • Conducted outside investigation into allegations of race and sex discrimination at a women's apparel company
  • Counseled executives on wage and hour compliance issues regarding domestic staff
  • Favorable resolution of numerous single-plaintiff disputes alleging discrimination, harassment, and wrongful termination 



New York Rising Star, Super Lawyers, 2014-2020

American Arbitration Association A. Leon Higginbotham Jr. Fellow, 2018



Labor & Employment Law Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Drafting and Responding to Interrogatories, Document Requests, Admissions, & Hold Letters," The Rossdale Group, July 19, 2023
  • "Data Privacy and Protection: What Litigators Need to Know when Gathering, Handling and Producing Sensitive Data," Employee & Labor Relations Committee, April 25, 2017




American Bar Association, Section of Litigation, Employment & Labor Relations Law Committee, Editorial Board Member



J.D., Columbia University Law School, 2004, Senior Editor, Columbia Law Review

B.A., Brooklyn College, 2001, summa cum laude


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
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