Who We Are
At Sanford Heisler Sharp, our team of knowledgeable attorneys is committed to representing clients against powerful entities. Read through our history and you can see that litigating cases in the public interest has been at our firm’s core since our founding. Our firm has been consistently recognized by the national media and the courts for securing outstanding results. But our most important accolades come from our clients.
Our seasoned attorneys are known for taking on high-profile employment harassment and discrimination cases, litigating large class actions involving wage and hour violations, guiding whistleblowers through the process of submitting their claims and obtaining significant awards, supporting victims of sexual and other types of criminal violence, and representing aggrieved investors in high-stakes 401(k)/pension mismanagement cases.
We have law offices located in many cities and may practice in every jurisdiction in the U.S. so that we can better serve our clients’ unique needs and pursue the justice they deserve. We proudly offer cutting-edge and creative legal counsel that allows us to push the law in new directions and fiercely advocate for our clients’ best interests.
We strive to build a world where all can flourish. And our legal team takes the time to get to know our clients and their situations so we can represent each individual with the civility, integrity and professionalism that they deserve, both in and out of the courtroom.
Our Firm’s Case Results
Achieving Precedent-Setting Verdicts and Settlements
$253 Million Settlement
Gender Discrimination Verdict Against Pharma Company
Sanford Heisler Sharp achieved the largest jury verdict in U.S. history in an employment discrimination case. A jury awarded $253 million after finding the pharmaceutical giant liable for gender discrimination in pay, promotions, and relating to pregnancy. The case benefited over 7,000 female pharmaceutical representatives.
$99 Million Settlement
Overtime Settlement Against Pharma Company
Sanford Heisler Sharp brought a major wage and hour class and collective action lawsuit alleging that Novartis misclassified its pharmaceutical representatives and failed to pay them overtime that they were owed. Sanford Heisler Sharp negotiated a $99 million settlement which resulted in over 7,000 sales reps receiving settlement payments.
$3.3 Million Verdict
Title IX Wrongful Termination Case
Sanford Heisler Sharp achieved the largest known jury verdict and monetary award in a Title IX case in U.S. history. Sanford Heisler Sharp represented women’s basketball coach Beth Burns, who was terminated by San Diego State University after she raised complaints about gender equity in athletics. A jury awarded over $3.3 million in damages following a four-week trial.