A tremendous result.
"David Sanford and his team achieved a tremendous result in obtaining a confidential-seven-digit settlement from my company, and measurable change. I had approached my former company through its internal channels about the stark gender pay disparity. Unfortunately, my concerns went unanswered. That is until David Sanford and team reached out to them. We held a confidential mediation and settled the case without filing a lawsuit. All the while David and team were professional, attentive, passionate, and wicked smart. As a corporate employment attorney myself, I can say that David is the most skilled plaintiff’s lawyer that I’ve ever met. He is caring, humble, ever graceful, and unwavering in character. Other lawyers may huff and puff, but defense counsel know that David has the skills and the bench strength to follow through with his demands. I couldn’t have asked for a better team. And having put the episode behind me, I accepted a position at a new company in a better role for fair pay."
– Former Client
Sincere Passion for Their Work.
"I could not have been more fortunate to have come across the law firm of Sanford Heisler Sharp. After a desperate search on the internet for national employment firms when employment lawyers in my own state left me incredibly disappointed, they responded in less than 24 hours, and arranged a phone conversation with Mr. David Sanford shortly thereafter. Even the young intake specialist understood the details of my case better than experienced lawyers at other firms. Throughout the process, I was impressed by the level of commitment, legal knowledge, analysis, thorough research and review, confidence, and strong document preparation by this firm. Most importantly, this is a firm that practices law ethically. What sets them apart is their sincere passion for their work - from the firm's intake coordinators all the way up to the partners.
The discrimination that I as a woman of color faced at work had left me emotionally and physically distressed, and I was so appreciative of their genuine empathy and concern around my health. Moreover, they are not deterred by large and influential employers, and have experience across a wide range of industries. They evaluated the merits of my case, examined the evidence and made a compelling argument that completely disarmed the defending party. At the end, I was able to get my former employer to agree to a majority of my terms in the settlement. There is a reason that this is one of the best rated law firms in the country. I am forever grateful for Mr. Sanford's sage advice, the hard work and patience demonstrated by his team, and the final outcome of my case."
– Former Client
Amazing efforts and results.
"I turned to Sanford Heisler Sharp after numerous unsuccessful efforts of sharing my concerns of bias and gender discrimination to my management. The discrimination continued for many years. I had a long successful career, a Masters degree in Organizational Management, with numerous awarded accomplishments. So, I decided I was no longer going to allow the discrimination to continue to myself or others. David Sanford and his team took on this giant international company, with concern and respect, diligence, detail, and an in-depth understanding of the numerous levels of inequities of gender discrimination from training, promotions, salaries and harassment within the company's culture. They achieved both a great outcome of compensation for the victims, and helped insure a plan of corrective measures for the company. I would highly recommend Sanford Heisler Sharp, their amazing efforts and results made such a positive difference to so many, and could do the same for you. It certainly did for me."
– Deborah Doak Davis, Plaintiff in Novartis Gender Discrimination Matter
Superbly trained and accomplished.
"David Sanford is simply the best attorney I have ever worked with. His team of lawyers and staff are superbly trained and accomplished. David represented me and family members and we settled during the litigation. I've never seen anybody handle depositions and mediation as masterfully and skillfully as David Sanford does. I highly recommend this world class firm to everyone."
– Former Client
A great strategist.
"David dedicated a large amount of time to get to know me and the circumstances of my case. He helped me maintain balance throughout the process. He always demonstrated clear thinking, self-confidence, and strength. He is extremely smart, experienced and a great strategist."
– Claudia Goulart, Former Head of Health Care for GE in Latin America
"My experience with Sanford Heisler was truly transformative. Through our litigation against Columbia University, David Sanford. . . helped me reclaim not only my professional standing but also my dignity. Together, we set a precedent for accountability in the academy of which I could not be more proud. From beginning to end, I was awed by Sanford Heisler's tireless commitment to civil rights and their clients' well-being. I think of my attorneys and the extraordinary impact they have had on my life every day."
– Jane Doe
A powerful opponent.
"I contacted David Sanford based on a recommendation when I was wrongfully terminated from my executive-level role. The case was complex since it involved a well-known and high-powered attorney that was threatening to ruin me and my reputation if I proceeded with the case. David . . . [was] extremely classy, professional, and level-headed throughout the entire process and brought a tremendous amount of comfort and support to me. My opinions were valued, my doubts always heard, and I was always reassured with full transparency, integrity, and partnership. David and his team built a strong case and ultimately managed to reach a successful outcome through mediation that not only sent a strong message on wrongful termination but it gave me my credibility and confidence back. David and his team are competent, strategic, and a powerful opponent. They fought for me and were the voice I needed and wanted to represent me through this time."
– Former Client
A fantastic firm.
"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 at Proskauer Rose LLP
Down to earth.
"David 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 to him and his team for all the time, effort and support they gave me."
– Donna Bryan, former client
Professional and even-tempered.
"David has the largely unique ability to be extremely aggressive and, at the same time, both very professional and even-tempered. Defendants who have a claim asserted by David Sanford and his firm know they have their hands full. You know you’re going to have a real fight on your hands."
– Glen Nager, Partner at Jones Day
"When it comes to qui tam it would be hard to find a more dedicated team Sanford Heisler Sharp. They worked tirelessly to ensure my claim was filed swiftly and effectively. Years later, I remain in contact with David Sanford and continue to appreciate his consistent efforts to exceed all professional expectations. I highly recommend Sanford Heisler Sharp."
– Angie Silva, Whistleblower
Record of success.
"Even among the nation’s top tier class action and plaintiffs law firms, Sanford Heisler Sharp stands out in its record of success. Led by David Sanford and Jeremy Heisler, this Firm has proven again and again it has the necessary talent, experience, intelligence, creativity, and resources to represent workers and whistleblowers successfully against even the country’s largest employers."
– Lorene Schaefer, Esq., President of WinWinResolve.com and Former GC of GE Transportation
Strength and courage.
"I built my professional reputation on putting company interests first, so I was blindsided when my company threatened to terminate me in a visible and unfair fashion. I was terrified to take legal action, but I’m so glad I did. . . . Felicia. . . and David protected my role and reputation, secured a financial settlement >10x the company’s original offer, and, most importantly, gave me the strength and courage to stand up for myself. Their professionalism, candor, and warmth kept me sane through one of the darkest times in my life, and I can’t imagine going through that without them."
– Former Client
A winning team.
"David Sanford and Danielle Fuschetti helped me with two cases with great results. They were attentive to detail from the first call and assisted me every step of the way with an unbelievable work ethic. It took David and every brilliant team member's hard work to achieve a satisfactory outcome. I am forever grateful for being able to find such a great team to work with. The team at Sanford Heisler consists of great people who are not only very skillful in the legal domain, but are also wonderful human beings with the highest degree of empathy for their clients. They helped me to go through the process of a lengthy legal battle with relative ease because I was confident that they were behind me to support, to consult, to help. David exemplifies how a great lawyer and human being should behave and conduct business. The firm he built is wonderful and I would recommend anyone who has any doubt in their workplace to contact David and Sanford Heisler Sharp."
– A Female Director in a Tech Company
"David Sanford, Steven Kelly, Deborah Marcuse and the Sanford Heisler Sharp team are worthy advocates for anyone needing help in navigating the path to justice."
– Alexander Prout, Managing Director, Head of Asia Pacific at Deutsche Asset Management
Outstanding legal service.
"Based upon Sanford Heisler’s reputation, I expected outstanding legal service. However, I cannot express how much I respect and appreciate the skill and compassion David, Russell, and Nicole demonstrated every single day. With their expert guidance and attention, they made an otherwise very difficult process tolerable. The Sanford Heisler team always made me believe the fight was worthwhile! Thank you all so much!"
– General Counsel
"Thank you to Melinda, David and the Sanford Heisler Sharp team for your outstanding and winning counsel, powerful support and true humanity. It was a real privilege to work with such a professional and caring group of people. I am particularly grateful for Melinda’s hard work, sharp mind and empathy throughout the process during a very difficult time."
– Former Marketing Executive
A Successful balance of tenacity.
"Ali Harwin represented me in my action against my employer while I was still employed there. I had suffered almost five years of harassment and marginalization and, frankly, I had a very deep fear of retaliation from my manager. I felt absolutely powerless to defend myself. David Sanford and Ali took action to immediately legally protect me while I was in a very vulnerable position. Ali then guided me through the entire process, striking the right balance between providing transparency regarding what was happening and protecting me from the very negative aspects of the firm’s rebuttals. She held me up when I felt no strength to continue and fought hard to get me what I deserved. She is a successful balance of tenacity, integrity and a soft touch in her advocacy. I was very fortunate to have Ali on my side and I highly recommend her to those considering retaining Sanford Heisler Sharp!"
– Financial Services Professional
Endless support and careful guidance.
"David Sanford, David Tracey, [and] Kate MacMullin. . . provided me with endless support and careful guidance through one of the most challenging chapters of my career. After experiencing discrimination in the workplace, I felt helpless and afraid. The team at Sanford Heisler Sharp spoke with me for months to develop trust and share the information I needed to make a decision regarding legal representation. During this time, I never felt pressured to rush to an answer as my own interests and goals were always put first by the team.
Sanford Heisler Sharp gave me the courage to stand up for myself, and I feel extremely fortunate to have been represented by such sincere, talented and hardworking individuals. Thanks to the team, I have moved on to the next phase of my career with renewed confidence, inspiration and passion. I highly recommend Sanford Heisler Sharp to anyone navigating a similarly difficult situation. I'm so glad I went forward with the support of this group!"
– Former Client
Very good, patient listeners.
"I am so grateful to have had David Sanford, David Tracey, [and] Kate MacMullin. . . fight for me. They never once wavered in believing in my case and helped me not only settlement wise, but also in sending the long-coming message to my firm that their mistreatment of women was no longer tolerated, nor will we stay quiet any longer. The team clearly demonstrated their expertise in employment discrimination law throughout my case. I felt that they always had my best interests at hand. They were very professional but also very good, patient listeners. And just overall good, genuine people. I used to blame myself for what happened, but now I have clarity and closure about the reality of the situation and can confidently move forward with my life and my future endeavors."
– Former Client
"David Sanford called me on Super Bowl Sunday (imagine that!) to let me know that SHS would represent me. From start to finish, my legal team, Russell Kornblith, [and] Ed Chapin. . . demonstrated its intricate knowledge and interpretation of employment law, specifically the risks and psychology of my employer’s strategy. As the case progressed quickly and constructively, I felt understood and respected throughout each step of the journey. The outcome was beyond what I could have imagined! I thank SHS in my heart every time I read about them in the press. Just be thankful that they are on YOUR side and not the opposing counsel!"
– Former Banking Executive
Thorough, professional and efficient.
"I could not be happier with my Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP experience. Confronting racial discrimination in the workplace was the hardest decision I've made in my 20+ year career. Vincent McKnight understood my situation immediately and helped me to clearly understand the pros and cons of my options. David Sanford got my former employer's full attention and confidentially resolved my employment matter in a very thorough, professional and efficient manner. He was steady throughout the entire process and it was extremely reassuring to see him fight for me. Great attorneys who are also excellent at listening to the client."
– M.B., Former Client
"I wanted to thank in particular Saba Bireda for her unwavering focus, patience, diligence and legal acumen. Excellent job ... really well done. Many thanks to both her and Gabi Weldon for hanging in there with me. They are perfectionists and the result speaks for itself. And, of course, thanks to David Sanford for providing the strong foundation/strategy and for matching me with his team! Wow! I am still smiling with happiness from the result! I finally am sleeping at night and a huge burden has been lifted. Thank you ... it means everything to me. I couldn’t be happier."
– A Female Television Executive
Dedicated and knowledgeable team.
"Navigating a sexual abuse case against a well-endowed private school, I was fortunate to have Christine Dunn and David Sanford in my corner to determine the facts of my case, discuss possible strategies, and gather all the facts. If you are a survivor, you know this an emotional and brave journey that requires a great deal of support, time and resolve. Throughout my intense 10-month journey during the COVID-19 pandemic, the team at Sanford Heisler was available to guide me along the way, and was supportive of my experience. In the end, we came to a resolution. I was blind to the law, but my dedicated and knowledgeable team at this amazing law firm showed me the light and gave me power. Without hesitation I recommend Christine Dunn, Sophie Tohl and David Sanford, who will vigorously represent you as they fight for justice. In my experience, the team at Sanford Heisler Sharp know how to solve for the best possible outcomes."
– Former Client
Concern and understanding.
"I worked with the team and Sanford Heisler Sharp in a class action litigation against a Fortune 500 company. A frightening thing for anyone to sign up for, let alone a middle-aged woman with more than 25 years at that same company. The care, concern, and understanding from David Sanford and the team at the firm was so supportive. They also knew exactly how to make the company pay attention, resolve the issues, and compensate the victims. I was able to leave with my dignity, my pride, and a future that has been wide open with new possibilities."
– Margaret Harding, Former Client
Extraordinary counsel, concern, and attention.
Russell and David are extraordinary attorneys. Focused on detail but also the human side of events. Stellar in all regards. Extraordinary counsel, concern, and attention. Recommend with the highest possible rating.
– Former Client