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 - 2021
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
    • 50%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 6 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 5 years

    Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

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    About Brian Schaffer

    Admitted: 2004, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • Western District of New York
    • Member, New York County Lawyers Association
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • Nothern District of New York
    • New York, 2004
    • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
    • Member, National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA) 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
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    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: 11/6/2020

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