Eric R. Stern

Eric R. Stern

Eric R. Stern

New York, New York
(212) 702-9702

Eric R. Stern is a New York City litigation partner with the boutique firm of Sack & Sack, LLP, whose practice almost exclusively concerns employment law litigation and advisory matters.

Over the last two decades, Eric has built a formidable reputation in the legal profession representing employees, executives and partners of all levels in all areas of employment law against the most reputable firms worldwide. Eric's professional experience spans from representing senior-level executives in contract negotiations and general counsel advisory services, to litigating contract and other employment claims before federal and state courts, administrative agencies, and arbitrators, including FINRA (Financial Industry Regulatory Authority), EEOC (Equal Employment Opportunity Commission), JAMS, AAA (American Arbitration Association) and New York State Division of Human Rights. Eric also has conducted countless mediations before these same organizations.

Eric has extensive trial experience litigating claims before juries, judges and panels in all forms of discrimination, breach of contract and the myriad tort claims (e.g., defamation, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring or supervision, etc.) arising out of the employment relationship. He also has extensive experience advising and litigating in the rapidly growing field of employee non-competition law, compensation benefits and the growing epidemic of wage & hour litigation on the Federal and State level. Eric has also successfully argued before both State and Federal appeals courts in New York and throughout the Country.

While Eric's practice consists primarily of employees and executives in the financial services sector, his practice has evolved and expanded to providing legal advice and litigation services to those same individuals as their own professions transform from employee/executive to employer/management. This expansion also includes serving as special counsel to many religious organizations and Jewish Day Schools, including the Yeshiva Ketana of Long Island, on whose Executive Board Mr. Stern currently sits on for nearly a decade.

Eric also has several years of transactional experience, structuring and drafting operating agreements, shareholder agreements and other partnership and corporate documents. Eric has had the unique opportunity of successfully enforced agreements he has drafted before Courts of law.

Eric frequently appears as a presenter for several organizations providing power point presentations on employment law and employer-employee relations. In addition, he has authored numerous articles on various employment law topics including discretionary bonuses, insider trading, employment liability issues in the contingent workforce, FMLA notice and overtime laws. He also remains on preferred employment counsel lists for various organizations throughout New York City.

In addition to the financial services clients that serve as the bread and butter of his practice, Eric has been on the front lines of Jewish workplace issues as the go-to Employment counsel for the constituents of Agudath Israel of America and other organization. In this capacity, in addition to serving as a board member of the Agudath Israel Legal Network for over a decade, Eric, has taken on thousands of pro bono cases throughout the United States and beyond, defending the rights of Jewish employees to observe their religious practices on the job. Eric has served as Chairman of Agudath Israel's Dina D'Malchusa Dina Seminar, appeared a guest lecturer at several Conventions - on both Yeshiva and Workplace issues - as well served as a panel member at prior Agudath Israel Halacha Conferences. Eric has also authored many articles on employment matters and assisted in various local and national legal lobbying efforts, including on behalf of the Schaer Bill on Religious Accommodation.

Eric holds an honors degree in Accounting from Brooklyn College (B.S., cum laude, 1996).

Areas of Practice

  • Labor & Employment
  • Commercial Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 2000
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit