Lawyer Monthly - Women In Law Awards 2023

33 corrupt practices, and digital ad fraud by supporting investigations conducted by the OCC, FTC, SEC, NHTSA, and the DOJ; prosecutes ERISA class actions on behalf of employees whose retirement savings are jeopardized by mismanaged 401(k) plans; and brings class action lawsuits for workers whose employers fail to pay the commissions and overtime payments they are owed. Sanford Heisler Sharp excels at holding major institutions accountable when they cause harm, consistently advocating for victims of discrimination, harassment, and sexual assault, including employees at Fortune 500 companies, attorneys in Big Law, and university faculty and students. Sanford Heisler Sharp‘s Criminal/Sexual Violence Practice Group, led by CoChairs Christine Dunn and Carolin Guentert, has extensive experience advocating for survivors of sexual abuse and other types of criminal misconduct. The firm brings an intentional, trauma-informed focus to civil claims on behalf of survivors of sexual assault, abuse and gender-based violence that can occur in a variety of contexts, including in schools or colleges, at work, at home, in sports, in youth organizations, in healthcare, and in public institutions. Sanford Heisler Sharp attorneys routinely pursue cases against institutions such as schools, daycares, and religious institutions that fail to keep children safe from sexual abuse. Areas of expertise: • Discrimination & Harassment • Criminal/Sexual Violence • Wage & Hour • Wrongful Termination • Retaliation • Executive Representation • Whistleblower & Qui Tam • 401(k) Mismanagement / ERISA Sanford Heisler Sharp Sanford Heisler Sharp is a nationwide, plaintiffs-side law firm that was founded in 2004 by David Sanford and Jeremy Heisler to litigate public interest and social justice cases that make a significant difference in society. David Sanford has served as lead counsel in more than 50 class actions and numerous significant qui tam fraud cases; he has represented over 100 general counsel, in-house counsel, and lawyers in claims against their law firms and companies. Over the course of his 42-year legal career, Jeremy Heisler has achieved notable success in employment, civil rights, and consumer class actions and complex multiparty and multistate litigation, producing hundreds of millions of dollars in settlements to class members and individuals. Since opening its doors in New York and Washington, DC, Sanford Heisler Sharp has recovered more than $1 billion for individual clients and the United States and has achieved unparalleled success securing extraordinary systemic changes in corporate America. In 2017, Kevin Sharp, a former Chief Judge of the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Tennessee, joined the firm as a named partner. The firm has grown exponentially in the past decade and now has about 100 employees with over 50 attorneys in six U.S. cities — New York, Washington DC, San Diego, Palo Alto, Baltimore, and Nashville. Currently, the firm has 25 partners across its offices. Law360 has ranked Sanford Heisler Sharp among the top firms for minority and female attorneys. Throughout its history, the firm has been proud to attract and retain some of the very brightest and most passionate attorneys in the U.S. The firm represents whistleblowers in exposing fraud against the government and promotes corporate compliance in cutting-edge issues like consumer fraud, cybersecurity, foreign USA

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