Kenneth J. Katz

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Katz Melinger PLLC
 | 280 Madison Avenue, Suite 600
New York, NY 10016
Phone: 212-256-9425
Fax: 212-428-6811
Selected To Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021
Selected To Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018
Licensed Since: 2004
Practice Areas:
  • Employment & Labor: Employee (30%),
  • Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (40%),
  • Business Litigation (10%),
  • Civil Litigation: Plaintiff (10%),
  • Creditor Debtor Rights: Business (10%)
    Attorney Profile

    Kenneth J. Katz is a principal of New York City-based Katz Melinger PLLC. Focusing his practice primarily on labor and employment law, he provides representation to both companies as well as employees throughout the area in a variety of related matters. Mr. Katz regularly assists clients that are engaged in wage and hour disputes arising out of the Fair Labor Standards Act or New York state labor law, and he also handles litigation involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful termination and violations of the Family and Medical Leave Act. Outside of the employment area, he has extensive experience with real estate transactions, ranging from commercial leases to residential sales and purchases.

    As an undergraduate, Mr. Katz attended the University at Albany, State University of New York, where he received a Bachelor of Science in business administration in 2000. He then went on to attend the Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University and was awarded his Juris Doctor cum laude in 2003. While in law school, Mr. Katz served as associate editor of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal.

    After graduation, Mr. Katz spent nearly two years as an attorney with the New York City Administration for Children's Services, an agency that provides child welfare, juvenile justice, and early care and education services, before entering private practice. He has been with his current firm since January 2013. Admitted to practice before all New York and New Jersey state courts, Mr. Katz is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern, Western, Northern and Southern Districts of New York as well as before the U.S. District Court for the District of New Jersey. He is an active participant in the New York County Lawyers Association.

    Practice Areas
    • 30%Employment & Labor: Employee
    • 40%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Business Litigation
    • 10%Civil Litigation: Plaintiff
    • 10%Creditor Debtor Rights: Business
    Focus Areas

    Employment Law - Employee, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Sexual Harassment, Labor Law, Employment Discrimination, Wrongful Termination, Retaliation, Employment Law - Employer, Non-Compete Agreements, Collections


    Selected to Super Lawyers for 3 yearsmiddle-imageSelected to Rising Stars for 6 years

    Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2021 Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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    About Kenneth Katz

    Admitted: 2004, New York

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    Bar/Professional Activity:

    • New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
    • New York
    • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
    • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
    • U.S. District Court Western District of New York

    Scholarly Lectures/Writings:

    • Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Associate Editor, Hofstra University School of Law

    Educational Background:

    • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
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    Office Location for Kenneth J. Katz

    280 Madison Avenue
    Suite 600
    New York, NY 10016

    Phone: 212-256-9425

    Fax: 212-428-6811

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    Last Updated: 3/31/2021

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