Erica L. Shnayder

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law PLLC
 | 45 Broadway, Suite 620
New York, NY 10006
Phone: 212-235-1109
Fax: 212-901-2107
Selected To Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019
Licensed Since: 2013
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (60%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (30%),
  • Civil Rights (10%)
Languages Spoken:
  • English,
  • Russian
Attorney Profile

Erica L. Shnayder is an attorney with the law firm of Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC, which has offices in New York City and Princeton, New Jersey. Licensed to practice in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Shnayder focuses her practice solely on employment discrimination and other employment and labor law matters. Serving clients throughout both states, she provides effective representation to those facing legal issues involving any of the following:

·         All forms of employee discrimination, including disability discrimination

·         Sexual harassment

·         Wage and hour disputes

·         Retaliation and wrongful termination

·         EEOC representation and other employment and labor law issues

Ms. Shnayder graduated from Syracuse University, magna cum laude, in 2008. She then attended American University Washington College of Law, where she obtained her Juris Doctor, cum laude, in 2012. While in law school, she served with the school's International Law Review as a senior editor.

Along with practicing before all state courts in New York and New Jersey, Ms. Shnayder is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Northern, Eastern and Southern Districts of New York, as well as the District of New Jersey. She is an active member of the New York State Bar Association, the New Jersey State Bar Association and the New York County Lawyers Association.

As an attorney, Ms. Shnayder uses her extensive experience and resources to protect the workplace and civil rights of employees and applicants. An aggressive advocate, she secured a $4.25 million verdict on behalf of her clients against a prominent New York health care provider; the verdict stands as the largest ever awarded in an employment law case in the state.

Recognized for her professionalism and service, she is widely regarded as one of the top employment law attorneys in the region, and the American Society of Legal Advocates named her to its Top 40 Lawyers Under 40 list.

Practice Areas
  • 60%Employment & Labor
  • 30%Employment Litigation
  • 10%Civil Rights
Focus Areas

Employment Law - Employee, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Americans with Disabilities Act, Race Discrimination, Disability, Discrimination


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Rising Stars: 2015 - 2019

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About Erica Shnayder

Admitted: 2013, New York


  • Recognized as a “Top 40 Lawyer Under 40” by the American Society of Legal Advocates
  • Named a “Rising Star” by New York Super Lawyers* for her work in Plaintiff’s employment litigation, 2015 and 2016

Bar/Professional Activity:

  • Southern District of New York
  • District of New Jersey
  • New Jersey
  • Northern District of New York
  • New York
  • Eastern District of New York

Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

  • Senior Editor, American University International Law Review, American University, Washington College of Law


  • Obtained a $4.25 million verdict against New York Presbyterian Hospital which was the highest employment law verdict of 2014

Educational Background:

  • Syracuse University, Bachelor of Arts, Honors: magna cum laude
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Office Location for Erica L. Shnayder

45 Broadway
Suite 620
New York, NY 10006

Phone: 212-235-1109

Fax: 212-901-2107

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Last Updated: 10/18/2019

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