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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 - 2022
Selected to Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015
Licensed in New York Since: 2004
Education: New York Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
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


7 Years Super Lawyers
5 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2016 - 2022
  • Rising Stars: 2011 - 2015

About Brian S. Schaffer

First Admitted: 2004

Professional Webpage:

Educational Background

  • New York Law School
  • Binghamton University, B.A. in Philosophy, Politics


  • New York Law School

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


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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

Last Updated: 5/15/2022

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