Brian S. Schaffer

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP
 | 28 Liberty Street, 30th Floor
New York, NY 10005
Phone: 212-300-0375
Fax: 212-564-5468
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed Since: 2004
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (50%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Dedicated to representing clients before the United States District Courts in single-plaintiff, collective and class action lawsuits for failure to pay proper wages, overtime and commissions, attorney Brian S. Schaffer has handled many high-profile cases and is often quoted in national publications. A former judicial clerk in Kings County, he began his legal career drafting contracts for artists and executives in one of the largest music publishing companies in the country. Since that time Mr. Schaffer has also protected the rights of clients in a wide variety of labor and employment-related litigation, including claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, failure to accommodate disabilities, family and medical leave violations, and breach of contract.

Mr. Schaffer is licensed to practice law in the state of New York, before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York and the United States Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit. Mr. Schaffer is a member of the New York County Lawyers' Association and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of New York. He is partner in the New York firm of Fitapelli & Schaffer, LLP.

Practice Areas
Lawyer Practice Area Pie Chart

Employment & Labor (50%): Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law

Employment Litigation (50%): Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination

Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination


Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2018 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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About Brian Schaffer

Admitted: 2004, New York

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Bar/Professional Activity:

  • New York, 2004
  • Western District of New York
  • Nothern District of New York
  • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) of New York
  • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York


  • New York Law School


  • This video provides an overview of the firm's practice areas and accomplishments., Fitapelli & Schaffer, Labor And Employment

Educational Background:

  • New York Law School
  • Binghamton University, B.A. in Philosophy, Politics
Office Location for Brian S. Schaffer

28 Liberty Street
30th Floor
New York, NY 10005

Phone: 212-300-0375

Fax: 212-564-5468

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Last Updated: 3/23/2018

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