Jesse Strauss

Jesse Strauss

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Business Litigation Attorney in New York, NY

Strauss Law PLLC
 | 305 Broadway, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10007
Phone: 212-822-1496
Selected to Rising Stars: 2012 - 2017
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: Brooklyn Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Business Litigation (60%),
  • Class Action/Mass Torts (20%),
  • Employment & Labor (20%)
Attorney Profile

Jesse Strauss’s practice focuses on commercial real estate leasing and litigation, plaintiff side wage and hour litigation and representing the owners, members and partners of small and medium sized business in corporate governance disputes. Jesse also maintains an active shareholder rights and corporate fraud practice, representing individual shareholders in Securities Act and Securities Exchange Act litigation. Jesse was selected as a 2012-2016 "Super Lawyer" by Thompson Reuters.

Recently, Jesse was national coordinating counsel for 15 consumer fraud class action lawsuits against educational institutions by unemployed graduates -- ground breaking litigation that has had a profound impact on educational marketing and the debate regarding student loan debt. As an associate at a major national law firm, Jesse participated in several jury trials in New York State Supreme Court. In one of Jesse's trials, his clients obtained a multi-million dollar jury verdict. Jesse was also an associate at a major plaintiffs-side securities class action law firm where he represented pension funds in complex securities fraud cases. He is a former law clerk to a United States District Court Judge, New York City Urban Fellow, voting member of his local Community Board, First Vice President of his local reform Democratic club, and member of the steering committee of the New York Democratic Lawyers Council. In 2007 Jesse was a volunteer in Ghana, West Africa with the American Jewish World Service. Jesse was selected as one his high school's top 25 alumni of the past 25 years.

Jesse is also the founder of, the industry leader in the debt collection for freelancers and independent workers. To learn more about, go to 

Jesse lives in Brooklyn, New York with his wife and daughter.

About Jesse Strauss

Admitted 2004, New York

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Honors and Awards:

  • Selected as a 2012 “Super Lawyer-  Rising Star” for the New York Metro Area as a result of a vetted and rigorous practice.  Honor provided to no more than 5% of lawyers in New York State., 2012 New York Rising Stars — Metro, Super Lawyers, 2012
  • Selected as one of the top 25 alumni of the past 25 years of competitive magnate high school in New York City., Top 25 Alumni of the Past 25 Years, Townsend Harris High School Alumni Association, 2010

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • American Association for Justice, Member New York County Bar Association, Member, 2012

Pro bono/Community Service:

  • COMMUNITY BOARD 2, BROOKLYN• Nominated by City Council member, appointed by Brooklyn Borough President.INDEPENDENT NEIGHBORHOOD DEMOCRATS, BROOKLYN• Second Vice President.• Meet with community leaders and local elected officials on policy and political issues.ASSOCIATION OF THE BAR OF THE CITY OF NEW YORK• New York City Affairs Committee, Chair, Sub- Committee on New York City AffairsAward (2004-2006)o Organized and coordinated interview schedule for dozens of Assistant CorporationCounsel nominees for annual New York City Affairs Award.o Developed selection criteria for New York City Affairs Award recipients.o Helped to organize annual New York City Affairs Award ceremony. NEW YORK DEMOCRATIC LAWYERS COUNCIL (2008-2011)• Membership Chair. Increased membership by several hundred and assisted inreinvigoration of the committee structure. In regular communication with membership toplan and publicize events.• Plan events relating to voting rights issues, including fundraisers.• Assist in voter protection activities in City, State and Federal elections

Representative Clients:

  • Representative clients include real estate limited liability company seekingdamages from a major mortgage broker and originator, film production company beingsued for contractual breaches, digital media company suing for copyright infringementand related contractual matters, misclassified independent contractors seeking unpaid wages, investors and lenders in fashion company sueing for fraud and fiduciary duty breaches. 
Office Location for Jesse Strauss

305 Broadway
7th Floor
New York, NY 10007


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Last Updated: 7/1/2016

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