Sanford Heisler Sharp Ranked By Benchmark Litigation as National “Top Tier” Firm in Labor & Employment

Posted November 2nd, 2020.

12 of Firm’s Partners Named Among Stars in Their Regions

October 22, 2020 – Sanford Heisler Sharp today announced its “Top Tier” national ranking in 2020 Benchmark Labor and Employment published by Benchmark LitigationIn addition, the firm earned high marks for its labor and employment litigation results in the regions which include Washington, D.C., New York City, Baltimore, San Francisco, San Diego, and Nashville.

Sanford Heisler Sharp’s profile in the 2020 volume notes that our firm “has taken on the largest corporations in the world and has succeeded. Protecting the rights of workers is especially critical in the age of COVID-19 and against the backdrop of racial tensions prevalent in the country today.”

Twelve Sanford Heisler Sharp Partners were named labor and employment dispute resolution stars.

“We are pleased to achieve another strong showing in the third edition of Benchmark Litigation’s analysis of the labor and employment legal landscape in the nation,” said David Sanford, Chairman of the firm. “We are proud to be among the few firms this year with ten or more partners singled out for this recognition.”  David was named Benchmark Litigation’s 2019 “Labor and Employment Attorney of the Year” nationwide.

In addition to its national Top Tier ranking, Sanford Heisler Sharp was ranked as “highly recommended” in New York, Washington, D.C., and Maryland, and “recommended” in California and Tennessee for labor and employment dispute resolution.

All three named Partners of the firm, David Sanford, Jeremy Heisler, and Kevin Sharp are ranked by Benchmark.

New York attorneys earning star status in the Northeast Region are David Sanford; Alexandra Harwin, Co-Chair of the firm’s National Title VII Practice; Jeremy Heisler, Vice-Chairman and Co-Founder of the firm; Russell Kornblith, the firm’s New York Managing Partner; Andrew Melzer and Michael Palmer, Co-Chairs of the Wage and Hour Practice.

Washington, D.C., attorneys recognized as labor and employment stars in Northeast Region include H. Vincent McKnight, Managing Partner of the firm’s D.C. office, and Kate Mueting, co-Chair of its National Title VII Practice.

Partner Deborah Marcuse, Managing Partner of the Baltimore office and Co-Chair of its Title VII Practice, is honored as a labor and employment star in the Northeast Region.

Felicia Gilbert, Managing Partner in San Francisco, and Edward Chapin, Managing Partner of the San Diego office, are named as stars in the West, and Kevin Sharp, Managing Partner in the Nashville office, is named a star in the South.

2020 Benchmark Litigation Labor & Employment’s research team conducted interviews with top employment litigators to learn about their recent work, current and upcoming market trends, and share feedback on the current labor and employment market. According to the publication’s editors, this team “had a front row seat to a wave of employment litigation issues that are both directly and indirectly based on pandemic-related health risks, employers’ response to the crisis, and other novel issues.”

About Sanford Heisler Sharp

Sanford Heisler Sharp is a public interest class-action litigation law firm with offices in Baltimore; New York; Washington, D.C.; Nashville; San Francisco, and San Diego. Our attorneys have graduated from the nation’s top law schools, clerked for judges throughout the United States, and amassed extensive experience litigating and trying cases that have earned over one billion dollars for our clients.

The firm specializes in civil rights and general public interest cases, representing plaintiffs with claims of employment discrimination, sexual violence, labor and wage violations, predatory lending, consumer fraud, and whistleblowing, among other claims. Along with a focus on class actions, the firm also represents individuals and has achieved extraordinary success in the representation of executives and attorneys in employment disputes. For more information, visit or call (202) 499-5200 or email For the latest news, visit our newsroom or follow us on Twitter at @sanfordheisler.

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