Kenneth J. Katz

Top rated Employment & Labor attorney in New York, New York

Katz Melinger PLLC
Kenneth J. Katz
Katz Melinger PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Business Litigation; view more

Licensed in New York since: 2004

Education: Hofstra University School of Law

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023 Selected to Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

Katz Melinger PLLC

370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1512
New York, NY 10017 Visit website


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

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Business Litigation, Civil Litigation: Plaintiff, Creditor Debtor Rights: Business

Focus areas

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

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

First Admitted: 2004, New York

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Educational Background:
  • State University of New York at Albany, Albany, New York, Bachelor of Science, Business Administration
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Hofstra Labor and Employment Law Journal, Associate Editor, Hofstra University School of Law
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

Office location for Kenneth J. Katz

370 Lexington Avenue
Suite 1512
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 646-960-8605


5 Years Super Lawyers
6 Years Rising Stars
  • Super Lawyers: 2019 - 2023
  • Rising Stars: 2013 - 2018

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