About AVROHOM GEFEN, ESQ.
Telephone: 516.437.4385 x119
Avrohom Gefen, a partner in Vishnick McGovern Milizio's Litigation
Practice group, specializes in commercial and employment litigation. His
extensive litigation experience includes representing businesses and individuals
in a wide variety of matters before federal and state courts and administrative
tribunals such as the EEOC, United States Labor Department, New York State
Labor Department, and the New York State and New York City Commissions
on Human Rights.
In addition to his litigation practice, Mr. Gefen also advises employers
on a wide variety of topics, including termination decisions, employee
discipline, personnel policies and compliance with federal, state and
local statutes including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Title VII,
the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment
Act (ADEA) and the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA). This work includes
drafting and revising employee handbooks, personnel policies, offer letters
and employment and separation agreements.
Mr. Gefen received his Juris Doctorate from Fordham University School of
Law. While attending Fordham, he was a member of the Fordham University
International Law Journal and selected as a Moot Court board member. A
Summa Cum Laude graduate of Touro College, Mr. Gefen was the recipient
of the Touro College Political Science Award. Mr. Gefen was named a Rising
Star by New York Super Lawyers in 2015 and 2016.
Mr. Gefen is a member of the Labor and Employment, Commercial and Federal
Litigation Sections of the New York State Bar Association, as well as
the Queens County and Nassau County Bar Associations and he serves on
the board of the Brandeis Association. His many published articles include:
Important Labor Updates (2016); Employment or Independent Contractor?
(2015); New York City Set to Expand Paid Sick Leave Law (2014); and Protect
Your Business from a Wage and Hour Lawsuit (2013).
He is member of the Board of Trustees of Congregation Chesed V'Emes
in Bayswater, New York and a member of the Advisory Board of Rutgers University
Mr. Gefen is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United
States District Courts in the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.