“On the winning side in overtime litigation.” - American Lawyer
“When it comes to high stakes cases it's all about skill, not size.” - National Law Journal
“Biggest verdict ever awarded in an employment discrimination class action.” - American Lawyer
“Game Changing” - Wall Street Journal
“Best Plaintiffs' Employment Practice” - Law 360
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Sanford Heisler specializes in representing plaintiffs with claims involving employment discrimination, wage and hour violations, predatory lending, whistleblowing, False Claims Act (qui tam), consumer fraud, financial elder abuse, 401(K) (ERISA) matters, actions brought under Dodd Frank, SEC whistleblower matters, and other claims. The firm also has achieved great results in representing executives, attorneys and managers in contract and employment disputes throughout the United States.

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As an attorney on the defense side, I can say there is simply no one better than Sanford Heisler. That view is shared by defense attorneys around the country. They outwork the other side, master the law and facts, and achieve great results. - Maria Hallas, Attorney and Journalist
I can attest to Vince McKnight’s skills as a lawyer after a particularly difficult situation in my workplace arose. Who am I going to call when facing trouble? I’m calling Vince and his firm. Period. - Denise Slaughter, Washington, DC
I have worked with Sanford Heisler for a number of years. The firm continues to impress me with its hard work, talent and attention to detail. I trust Sanford Heisler implicitly and look forward to working with them in the future. - Dr. David Langton, MD
I couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome of my case. Michael Palmer is a great lawyer and a kind man. - Katie Van Liew, Boehringer Ingelheim
During my entire 30-year corporate career, I can say unequivocally that Grant Morris is the most talented and gifted lawyer with whom I have ever worked. The result was extraordinary. - Sam Cox, Smith & Nephew Qui Tam Client
David is very warm, he’s very smart, he made me feel like I was his only client. We never rushed when we had a conversation. He runs a fantastic firm. - Elly Rosenthal, former CFO, Proskauer Rose LLP
I want to congratulate my friend and fellow whistleblower lawyer Ross Brooks for some great work he did in a suit that tried to stop some really callous treatment of schoolchildren – special education kids, at that. - Whistleblower attorney Lee Wallace of The Wallace Law Firm, L.L.C.
David (Sanford) is an awesome attorney, down to earth and has a big heart. I think he is a wonderful person and has a great team of personnel. I loved working with him I am so grateful for him and his team for all the time, effort and support they gave me. - Donna Bryan, Former Client
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Sanford Heisler, LLP represents individuals with employment discrimination, labor and wage violations, retaliation, predatory lending, housing, whistleblower, consumer fraud, and other claims.

A Firm Distinguished By Its Talent

Sanford Heisler, LLP is a nationwide litigation law firm with offices in New York, Washington, DC, San Francisco, and San Diego. We represent individuals against powerful interests. We act as a private attorney general in support of the private and public good.

Our attorneys have attended the nation’s top law schools, clerked for judges throughout the United States, and amassed extensive experience litigating cases that have earned over $1 billion for our clients.

Sanford Heisler has an impressive history of success. Our team of skilled attorneys secured the largest jury award in an employment discrimination case, winning more than $250 million for 7,000 female sales representatives. The firm also achieved a $99 million wage and hour recovery on behalf of pharmaceutical representatives and represented a whistleblower in a $120 million qui tam case against Omnicare.

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We know that injustice often harms the people who can least afford it. By handling most of our cases on a contingency fee basis, Sanford Heisler provides our clients with equal access to legal representation. We level the playing field so that your voice is heard.

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