Gregory William Kirschenbaum

Gregory William Kirschenbaum: Attorney with Phillips & Associates, Attorneys at Law, PLLC.


Gregory Kirschenbaum is a New York City employment attorney at the law firm of Phillips and Associates who can handle the full spectrum of cases arising from violations of workplace rights. Mr. Kirschenbaum is passionate about helping people who need a sexual harassment lawyer or assistance with another claim. He enjoys seeing how cases unfold from start to finish and coming to work daily to advocate on behalf of those in need. Achieving positive resolutions makes the hard work worth it for him.

Mr. Kirschenbaum also has strong trial experience; acting as co-trial counsel in a number of cases, as well in the $2.2M verdict discrimination case:

Mr. Kirschenbaum received a Bachelor of Arts in political science from the University of Delaware. He graduated from Brooklyn Law School, where he was drawn toward the area of workers' rights. In law school, he won the Cali Award for a Collective Bargaining Workshop and obtained a prestigious Peggy Browning Fund Fellowship. He spent a 10-week fellowship working on labor law issues, contracts, and intellectual property issues at the Major League Baseball Players Association.

Mr. Kirschenbaum is admitted to practice in the state courts of New York as well as the Southern District of New York and the Eastern District of New York. In his free time, he enjoys playing sports, running half-marathons, and enjoying down time with friends and family.

Many New York employers fail to meet their legal obligations to workers. Their misconduct ranges from harassing employees who belong to protected classes to failing to pay minimum wage or overtime. Employees may be afraid that they will lose their jobs if they complain about being mistreated, and that fear is often justified. In some cases, employers retaliate against employees who complain to HR or an agency, or file a claim in connection with legal violations. Retaliation is illegal under anti-discrimination and wage and hour laws, and it includes many types of adverse employment actions taken by employers to punish employees. At Phillips & Associates, we can help employees bring harassment, discrimination, wage and hour, and retaliation claims against their employers.

In addition to receiving fair wages, you are entitled to work in a place that is free from discrimination and harassment. There are both federal and state anti-discrimination laws. Federal laws include Title VII and the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which are enforced by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Title VII prohibits employers from discriminating against employees due to their race, color, sex, national origin, or religion. Although Title VII applies only to businesses with 15 or more employees, New York state and local laws may offer more expansive legal protections to many employees of smaller businesses.

Except for the Equal Pay Act, all laws enforced by the EEOC require employees to file a charge before suing an employer for discrimination, harassment, or retaliation. It is possible to file a charge yourself, but often it may be in your best interest to consult a New York City employment lawyer to understand your options and how best to frame your charge. The EEOC may not find a violation, but this does not necessarily mean that your lawsuit would not be successful. Mr. Kirschenbaum and his colleagues can review your case and give you a knowledgeable opinion about your options.

Areas of Practice (41)

  • Civil Rights
  • Disability Discrimination
  • Discrimination
  • Gay and Lesbian Rights
  • Handicapped Rights
  • Race Discrimination
  • Sex Discrimination
  • Womens Rights
  • Labor and Employment
  • Age Discrimination in Employment
  • Americans With Disabilities Act
  • Covenants Not To Compete
  • Employee Discipline
  • Employee Rights
  • Employer Intentional Torts
  • Employer Liability
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Breach of Contract
  • Employment Civil Rights
  • Employment Disability Discrimination
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Employment Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Employment Mediation
  • Executive Employment Law
  • Fair Labor Standards
  • Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Fair Employment Practices
  • Harassment
  • Minimum Wage Law
  • National Origin Discrimination
  • Negligent Hiring
  • Pregnancy Discrimination
  • Retaliatory Discharge
  • Sexual Harassment
  • Title VII Discrimination
  • Wage and Hour Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Civil Litigation
  • Civil Liability

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
Year of First Admission:
2014, New York
Reported Cases:
Mr. Kirschenbaum was co-trial counsel in Rosas v. Balter Sales Co. Inc., United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, Index No.: 12-cv-6557. In this race discrimination and retaliation case, the jury awarded our client a verdict of $2.2 million ($800,000 in compensatory damages and $1.4 million in punitive damages).Serdans v. New York Presbyterian Hospital, New York State Supreme Court, County of New York, Index No. 100675/2012, November 17, 2014. In this disability discrimination case in which were co-trial counsel, the jury awarded Plaintiff damages totaling $4.075 million ($1.85 million in compensatory damages and $2.15 million in punitive damages);

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Princeton, New Jersey

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