Whom We Serve
Sanford Heisler Sharp is committed to providing superior legal counsel and obtaining outstanding resolutions for our clients. We serve individuals, groups of individuals, and communities seeking to protect their rights and to further the public’s interest.
The clients we serve have worked hard to attain success in their careers and provide for themselves and their families. They are executives and professionals who are facing unjust treatment at their workplace and want to speak up for themselves and for others. They are groups of workers tired of not being paid what they are owed for the work they have performed.
The clients we serve are also whistleblowers aware of fraud and misuse of government funds who want to bring wrongdoing to light. They are students and community members who have survived violent criminal acts and who want to hold accountable the perpetrators of the crime and the institutions that did not protect them.
Other clients we serve are municipalities, large and small, that want to protect the health of their communities. They are individual investors and public pension plan managers concerned about the proper management of their investments and who want to protect against fraudulent and risky financial practices.
Our clients are ready to speak up against employers, organizations, and institutions in pursuit of the justice they deserve. We help them do that.
Whom We Serve: Individuals
At Sanford Heisler Sharp we are equipped with the cutting-edge resources and extensive knowledge of the law that corporate executives, lawyers, medical, finance and tech professionals, academics, and other employees need to initiate and resolve a wide range of employment law matters. We also hold powerful institutions accountable for failing to protect individuals from sexual and criminal misconduct and represent individuals who expose those who violate the public’s trust by defrauding the government. Our firm has recovered more than one billion dollars for clients from some of America’s largest and most well-known corporations, firms, organizations and academic institutions. We are also proud to have achieved unparalleled success securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America.
Employment Law Matters
Our law firm has garnered a distinct reputation for being familiar with and responsive to the unique needs of high-profile and high-performing professionals who are undertaking the process of challenging workplace unfairness, including claims of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation. We take great pride in our ability to deliver highly informed and efficient counsel to a wide range of clients in need of sophisticated and discreet representation. The lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp understand that the vast majority of our clients seek to resolve their disputes through confidential negotiations that may involve strategic considerations regarding confidentiality, reputation protection, entitlement to equity, and transitioning to a new employer.
Our clients also include individuals and groups of workers who seek to challenge their employer’s unfair labor practices such as denying workers overtime pay or misclassifying employees as exempt from overtime. Often, our clients come to us after uncovering company-wide failures to comply with labor laws. Our skilled and experienced wage and hour attorneys work with clients to identify these violations and pursue the compensation they were unjustly denied.
Survivors Of Sexual Violence And Criminal Misconduct
Sanford Heisler Sharp has distinguished itself as a leading law firm serving survivors of sexual violence and other crimes. Clients come to Sanford Heisler Sharp because of the deep legal knowledge our attorneys possess, our client-centered and trauma-sensitive approach, and our willingness to take on the country’s largest and most prestigious institutions for their failure to protect victims. We assist survivors in navigating both the civil and criminal justice systems and are one of the few law firms with the expertise and resources to bring class actions on behalf of groups of survivors. We understand that it takes courage for a survivor to confront a powerful entity. The lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp are prepared to walk with victims and their families every step of the way.
Whistleblowers seek out the experienced attorneys at Sanford Heisler Sharp because our firm offers exceptional guidance and counsel to employees and others who are aware of fraudulent and deceptive practices that harm the government, investors, and consumers. Whistleblowers come from all walks of life and possess critical knowledge that the government needs to connect the dots and uncover wrongdoing. At the same time, whistleblowers may not know how to navigate the reporting process or to focus their submission. We understand the intricacies of federal and state whistleblower laws and have collaborated successfully with a number of government agencies over the years. The whistleblower lawyers at Sanford Heisler Sharp work closely with our clients, step by step, to prepare and pursue a claim.
Whom We Serve: Public Entities
Sanford Heisler Sharp stands ready and well-equipped to meet the needs of public entities as clients. Our attorneys have extensive experience representing local governments on a contingency fee basis in their claims relating to public nuisances, health care fraud, and other threats to public health and well-being. Our team also has extensive experience litigating matters involving complex investment products, investment performance, and breaches of the twin duties of prudence and trust and uses that experience to help public pension plan executives navigate the many challenges presented by today’s market.
Cities And Counties
Our firm currently represents dozens of cities and counties around the country in their claims related to the opioid epidemic. Our clients range from some of the largest, most cosmopolitan cities and counties in the country to small rural communities where every resident personally knows every local elected official. By choosing to hire Sanford Heisler Sharp to pursue claims when they’ve been harmed by large companies in the health care industry, our locality clients have chosen a firm that has the expertise, the experience, and the resources to not only take on some of the largest companies in the world, but to do so with the specific needs of local governments in mind.
We can execute in-depth, data-driven investigations of the harms that public entities have suffered as a result of public nuisances and health care fraud in order to help the entities’ executive bodies to determine whether to pursue litigation. These investigations may include quantitative data analysis, analysis of localities’ budgets and spending records, prescription claims data analysis, and interviews with employees of the locality.
Sanford Heisler Sharp has the expertise to conduct these investigations using its own, in-house personnel, which provides the firm’s locality clients with significant cost savings because the work is included in our contingency fee and is not outsourced to expensive experts or consultants. Our lawyers can also advise clients on how their FOIA obligations interact with the litigation discovery process.
Public Pension Plan Administrators
When called upon to investigate the performance of public pension plans, our team first conducts an evaluation to determine whether a recommended investment strategy complies with the plan’s governing documents. Then, we look into the reasons the recommendation was made. If we confirm a poor investment strategy, we then research the market to measure how the investment performed relative to their meaningful comparators in order to assess whether the aggrieved could recover damages. Sanford Heisler Sharp provides public entities that seek to pursue affirmative claims with a law firm that is a proven litigation powerhouse and an experienced partner to local governments.