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Overview

Jennifer Sherven concentrates her practice in representing management in all areas of employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, sexual assault, and wage and hour violations. She represents employers, including public and private education providers, in federal and state courts and in administrative proceedings in federal, state, and local human rights agencies.

Ms. Sherven also provides guidance to employers concerning day-to-day labor and employment issues, including, but not limited to, employment policies, disability management issues, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, severance agreements, workplace investigations, employee discipline, and compliance with federal, state, and local laws (including compliance with the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act a/k/a Obamacare).  She also provides anti-discrimination and sexual harassment prevention training.

Ms. Sherven also represents owners and management companies in all areas of fair housing compliance, including in federal and state courts, in administrative proceedings in federal, state, and local human rights agencies, and day-to-day counsel.  She also provides fair housing training, including recognizing and preventing housing discrimination such as disability discrimination, familial status discrimination, and source of income discrimination.

In addition, Ms. Sherven represents places of public accommodation in website, and brick and mortar accessibility claims brought under Title III of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and state and local laws. 

Ms. Sherven also handles various types of insurance defense including claims asserted against officers and directors, and other professionals.

Prior to joining Kaufman Dolowich, Ms. Sherven was a senior associate for a Long Island litigation firm where she represented clients in matters involving employment litigation, including discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; civil rights litigation, including false arrest and malicious prosecution; Labor §§ 200, 240, and 241; products liability; and general liability.

Ms. Sherven was also an assistant district attorney in the Office of the District Attorney, Bronx County, in the Child Abuse and Sex Crimes Bureau and the Domestic Violence Bureau. She handled cases from inception to conclusion including, but not limited to, plea bargains, grand jury presentations, pre-trial hearings, bench and jury trials, and motion practice.

Admissions

  • New York
  • Wisconsin
  • U.S. District Court
    • Southern District of New York
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Western District of New York
    • Northern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals
    • 2nd Circuit

Education

  • Boston University – J.D.
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison – B.A.

Professional Memberships

  • Nassau County Bar Association
  • State Bar of Wisconsin

Recognition

  • Who’s Who in Women in Professional Services, Long Island Business News
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013)
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