Parisis G. "Gerry" Filippatos

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

Filippatos PLLC
Parisis G. "Gerry" Filippatos
Filippatos PLLC

Practice Areas: Employment & Labor, Employment Litigation, Civil Rights; view more

Licensed in New York since: 1992

Education: Boston College Law School

Languages Spoken: English, Greek

Selected to Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024
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Filippatos PLLC

199 Main Street
Suite 800
White Plains, NY 10601 Visit website


Attorney Parisis Gerry Filippatos is the founding partner of Filippatos PLLC in White Plains, New York. A nationally ranked trial lawyer with more than 30 years of total legal experience, Mr. Filippatos provides invaluable counsel and support to a diverse range of clients across his region who have legal needs involving any of the following:

·       Labor and employment law

·       Sexual harassment

·       Discrimination

·       Wrongful termination

·       Civil rights

·       Qui tam and whistleblower claim and retaliation

·       Executive compensation

·       Restrictive covenants

Over the course of his legal career, Mr. Filippatos has successfully represented thousands of employees across the state, and he has achieved remarkable success helping his clients obtain the justice they deserve after suffering a serious violation of their rights as workers. He has worked with clients in a variety of industries, and he has gained a reputation for always providing intense, intelligent and effective legal counsel with utmost integrity.

A leader in his field, Mr. Filippatos has handled many high-profile cases throughout his career, and he has appeared in a number of media outlets, where he has offered in-depth legal commentary on a variety of topics. A published author, he has also conducted many lectures and seminars at legal conferences and conventions throughout the United States. Honored for his success, he has earned an AV Preeminent peer review rating* from Martindale-Hubbell and a Lawyers of Distinction designation along with many other top rankings and endorsements from his peers.

A cum laude graduate of Columbia University, Mr. Filippatos received the G.W. Hibbitt Award for Excellence in Public Speaking and several merit scholarships. He then attended Boston College Law School, where he obtained his Juris Doctor in 1991. He is admitted to practice in Connecticut and New York as well as before all U.S. District Courts in New York and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit.

*AV®, AV Preeminent®, Martindale-Hubbell Distinguished and Martindale-Hubbell Notable are certification marks used under license in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Martindale-Hubbell® is the facilitator of a peer review rating process. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell® Peer Review Rating™ fall into two categories - legal ability and general ethical standards.

Practice areas

Employment & Labor: Employee, Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Civil Rights

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law - Employee, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

  • 70% Employment & Labor: Employee
  • 20% Employment Litigation: Plaintiff
  • 10% Civil Rights

First Admitted: 1992, New York

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Educational Background:
  • Graduated Magna Cum Laude from Columbia University with a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Political Science., 1988
  • Graduated with Juris Doctorate Degree in top half of class of Boston College Law School -- then ranked in the top twenty U.S. law schools by U.S. News & World Report., 1991
White Papers:
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Excellence in Employment Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2018
  • Martindale-Hubble - AV Rated, Martindale-Hubble, 2021
  • Martindale-Hubble - Client Champion Platinum, Martindale-Hubble, 2021
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Excellence in Labor Law, Lawyers of Distinction, 2022
  • Lawyers of Distinction - Excellence in Employment Law for Individuals, Lawyers of Distinction, 2021
  • G.W. Hibbitt Award for Excellence in Public Speaking, Columbia University, 1988
Scholarly Lectures/Writings:
  • Speaker,, National Employment Lawyers Association, 2018
Other Outstanding Achievements:
  • Founded Filippatos PLLC which in its inaugural year, resolved cases in excess of $2.5 million., 2020
Bar/Professional Activity:
  • Westchester County Bar Association, 2020
  • National Employment Lawyers Association, New York and National Chapters, 1998
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law and Litigation Divisions, 1991
Verdicts/Settlements (Case Results):
  • Chief Compliance Officer v. Investment Group: gender discrimination and retaliation case involving Chief Compliance Officer who was the only female managing director being unlawfully terminated after engaging in protected activity: $600,000 settlement., 2021
  • Executive Assistant v. Production Company: television personality created an egregiously hostile work environment that was permeated with his sexual harassment tantamount to a pattern and practice of discrimination and retaliation. Plaintiff was forced to resign from her position, as she could no longer endure the unlawful treatment perpetrated upon her or condoned by her joint employers: $225,000 settlement. , 2021
  • Director of Marketing v. Medical Technology Company: case of FMLA interference/retaliation and age discrimination/retaliation wherein plaintiff was denied reasonable accommodation in the form of a modified schedule and a change in reporting structure – both on a temporary basis: $350,000 settlement. , 2021
  • Copy Editor v. Luxury Fashion Retailer: case of race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation in a high fashion, online luxury retail environment, which caters to wealthy buyers and celebrities. Plaintiff, a stellar, hard-working employee by all accounts, was excluded by her Caucasian supervisor and colleagues from group communications and meetings, suffered numerous indignities and microaggressions because of her race and was retaliated against and intimidated for engaging in protected conduct: $450,000 settlement. , 2021
  • Schieffelin v. Morgan Stanley: a landmark gender discrimination and unequal pay case, which resulted in a settlement of $54 million (one of the largest public settlements for a glass ceiling case) and appeared on the front page of The New York Times., 2004
Representative Clients:
  • Chief Compliance Officer: gender discrimination claim., 2021
  • Copy Editor: race discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claim. , 2021
  • Director of Marketing: discrimination and retaliation claim on the basis of plaintiff's age, disability, and protected leave status., 2021
  • Executive Assistant: discrimination, harassment, retaliation on the basis of her sex and gender, and sexual harassment claim., 2021
Industry Groups:
  • Academia
  • Accounting
  • Advertising
  • Banking
  • Financial Services
  • Hospitality
  • Law
  • Marketing
  • Medicine
  • Publishing
  • Retail
  • Retail

Office location for Parisis G. "Gerry" Filippatos

199 Main Street
Suite 800
White Plains, NY 10601

Phone: 914-984-1111


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  • Super Lawyers: 2022 - 2024

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