Jeremy Heisler, Co-Vice Chairman

Jeremy Heisler

Co-Vice Chairman

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Jeremy Heisler is a Co-Founder and Co-Vice Chairman at Sanford Heisler Sharp. Jeremy has been recognized in the legal community as a Labor & Employment Star by Benchmark Litigation & Employment (2018-2020), a New York Metro Super Lawyer (2020-2021), and a Lawdragon 500 Plaintiff Employment Lawyer (2019-2021).

At Sanford Heisler Sharp, Jeremy has represented both individuals and classes. His practice focuses on gender discrimination, wage and hour litigation, sexual harassment, civil rights, women’s rights, and consumer fraud. Jeremy’s representations have included:

Jeremy received his law degree magna cum laude from Brooklyn Law School and his undergraduate degree from Brooklyn College. While at Brooklyn Law School, Jeremy served as Senior Editor of the Law Review. In this capacity, he authored Williams v. Walsh, Tolling of Statutes of Limitations in Section 1983 Actions – Prior Resort to State Forums Will Not Stop the Clock. The article appeared in Brooklyn Law Review’s Annual Second Circuit Review.

A member of the New York state bar, Jeremy has co-authored articles on labor and employment issues, including States – The Final Frontier: How State Law and State Courts Can Provide Avenues for Justice and Resist the U.S. Supreme Court’s “Lochner Lite” Anti-Employee and Anti-Consumer Agenda, which appeared in the Fall, 2021 Edition of The Labor Law Journal, p. 125 (Wolters Kluwer Law & Business), and A Practitioner’s Guide to Incentive Payments in Federal Employment Class and Collective Actions, which appeared in the February 2014 issue of Impact Fund: Strategic Litigation for Social Justice.

After graduating from law school, Jeremy served as a law clerk for the Appellate Term, First Department in New York, where he drafted bench memoranda and judicial opinions on appeals ranging from constitutional law actions and criminal prosecutions to multi-million-dollar real estate litigation. Before co-founding Sanford Heisler Sharp Jeremy was an associate at the country’s leading class action firm, where he was instrumental in winning landmark pro-employee precedents.

When Jeremy is not lawyering, he enjoys reading the plays, sonnets, and poems of William Shakespeare, as well as European medieval literary works, foremost among them, Giovanni Boccaccio’s Decameron.


  • J.D., Brooklyn Law School, magna cum laude
    • Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • B.A., Brooklyn College, cum laude


  • Law Clerk, Appellate Term, First Department, 1980-1981

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1980

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, 1984
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1980

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 and Former GC of GE Transportation

Support and sensitivity.

“You probably hear this all the time but thank you so much, this is indeed closure. I appreciate very much the results (which is more than I expected) but more the support and sensitivity Rebecca, Nicole, Jeremy, and your firm have shown.” 
– Former Client

Robert De Niro Lawsuit

The lawsuit alleges that De Niro and Canal Productions subjected their longtime employee, Graham Chase Robinson, to a hostile work environment.

Starion Energy Consumer Fraud Class Action

Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a $50 million nationwide class action complaint alleging that Connecticut-based Starion Energy perpetrates an illegal bait-and-switch scheme that has deceived and defrauded thousands of energy consumers out of millions of dollars. The suit is filed the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York. 

MetLife Overtime Pay Violation Class Action

The lawsuit seeks unpaid overtime wages for Claim Specialists who worked on long term disability insurance claims (“LTD Claim Specialists”) for MetLife and two of its subsidiaries, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company and MetLife Insurance Company USA.

Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C. Gender Discrimination Lawsuit

The complaint asserts that Ogletree uses a number of tactics to shortchange female shareholders in pay and promotions. The firm manipulates allocation of origination credits by unfairly attributing such credits to male shareholders, even when women at the firm are the ones who bring in the client.

Rabbi Freundel Voyeurism Class Action

Early in 2015, Freundel plead guilty in a criminal proceeding before the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, to numerous counts of illicitly filming women as they used the “mikvah”- a Jewish ritual bath frequently used by married Orthodox women as well as by women undergoing conversion to Judaism.

In re Gateway Plaza Residents Litigation

The class action suit is brought by Maureen Koetz, a resident of the neighborhood’s Gateway Plaza, a development with more than 1,700 rental units in the heart of lower Manhattan. Ms. Koetz, a former vice-president of the Gateway Tenants’ Association, describes how temperatures inside the complex regularly dropped to below 55 degrees this winter as well as past winters.

Energy Plus Consumer Fraud Class Action – $11 Million Settlement

Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a class action complaint in the U.S. District Court in New Jersey against Energy Plus Holdings LLC and Energy Plus Natural Gas LP (Energy Plus) for perpetrating an illegal bait-and-switch scheme that has deceived and defrauded thousands of New Jersey consumers of millions of dollars. 

Columbia University Title IX Lawsuit

The Complaint, brought under the federal Title IX law as well as the New York City Human Rights Law, alleges that Columbia University and Professor Harris have consistently and systematically violated the rights of the now 29-year-old Plaintiff Jane Doe, with Professor Harris, now age 79, subjecting her to sexual harassment and other sexual exploitation and Columbia University ignoring her complaints.

Norton Rose Fulbright/Chadbourne & Parke LLP Gender Discrimination Class Action – $3.1 Million Settlement

According to Plaintiff Kerrie Campbell, a nationally recognized trial lawyer and partner in Chadbourne’s Washington, DC office, female partners at the firm are excluded from positions of decision-making authority and receive less pay and bonuses even when they out-perform their male counterparts. There is only a one-tier partnership, with every partner characterized as an equity partner.

Sanofi-Aventis Gender Discrimination Class Action – $24 Million Settlement

Sanford Heisler Sharp represented a class of approximately 6,000 female sales employees in pay and promotion and gender discrimination claims against the pharmaceutical corporation, Sanofi Aventis U.S. The settlement produced more than $15 million in monetary benefits plus the $13.4 million reverberating effect of a $2 million pay equity adjustment over a five-year period. 

Novartis Pharmaceutical Wage & Hour Class Action – $99 Million Settlement

In 2012, Sanford Heisler Sharp reached a $99 million settlement with Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation (”Novartis”) to resolve a nationwide class and collective action brought on behalf of thousands of Novartis sales representatives. The settlement ranks among the largest wage and hour settlements.

AT&T Wage & Hour Class Action Litigation – $28 Million Settlement

Sanford Heisler Sharp represented thousands of AT&T employees in three class and collective action cases involving the telephone giant’s failure to pay overtime to its “First-Level Managers.” The cases settled for a combined $28 million, among the largest recent wage and hour settlements. 

Ian Jack Miller v. Zara USA, Inc. et al.

In 2015, Sanford Heisler Sharp filed a $40 million lawsuit against Zara USA, Inc., the flagship brand for the largest fashion retailer in the world, Inditex Group. The lawsuit alleges that Zara discriminated against and then fired its in-house counsel, Ian Jack Miller, because he is Jewish, American, and gay. The case seeks damages for creating a hostile work environment, pay discrimination, and unlawful and retaliatory termination based on Mr. Miller’s nationality, religion, and sexual orientation.

Fabio Silva v. Giorgio Armani Corp., Et. Al.

According to his complaint, during his tenure at Giorgio Armani Corporation, the company’s Chief Financial Officer informed General Counsel Fabio Silva he did not trust Mexicans, and thereafter subjected Mr. Silva to increased scrutiny and discriminatory treatment. When General Counsel Silva reported this treatment to Chief Operations Officer, Giorgio Fornari, and Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Lucinda Rosso, General Counsel Silva was berated for complaining. General Counsel Silva was then denied a raise for reporting the discrimination.

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