Troy L. Kessler

Troy L. Kessler

Partner
Location:
Melville, New York
Phone:
888-605-0371
Fax:
631-499-9120
Email:

Troy L. Kessler is a partner at Shulman Kessler LLP.  He has extensive experience in representing employees who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, overtime and minimum wage violations.

Troy is a frequent speaker at CLE events, addressing topics covering wage-and-hour litigation, amendments to the Federal Rules of Civil Procedure, strategies for pursuing and negotiating class action settlements, and discrimination and harassment cases.  Troy is also a contributing author for the American Bar Association’s FLSA Midwinter Report. 

As a mentor with the Nassau County Bar Association, Troy works with children at a local middle school, where he and other attorneys volunteer their time to provide children in need with positive adult role models.

 

Areas of Practice

  • Discrimination
  • Harassment
  • Wrongful Termination
  • Retaliation
  • Overtime and Minimum Wage Violations

Bar Admissions

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

Education

  • Loyola University Chicago School of Law, Chicago, Illinois
    • Juris Doctor
  • University of Wisconsin
    • Major: Political Science and History

Published Works

  • Contributor, American Bar Association’s FLSA Midwinter Report, which serves as the annual supplement to the Ellen C. Kearns et al. eds., Fair Labor Standards Act (2d. ed. 2010)

Classes/Seminars

  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-Second Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2019
  • Panelist: “Current state of wage and hour arbitrations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee midwinter meeting, California, February 2019
  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Issuing Class Notices,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in San Francisco, California, November 2018
  • Trainer: “Ethical Witness Interactions,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2018
  • Panelist: “Best Practices for Ethical Witness Interactions,” Seventy-First Annual NYU Conference on Labor, September 2018
  • Panelist: “Fair Labor Standards Act Update,” on the topic of settlement issues in wage-and-hour litigation in the wake of the Second Circuit’s decision in Cheeks v. Freeport Pancake House,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York, April 2018
  • Panelist: “Remedies in Employment Litigation,” Twenty-First Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2018
  • Trainer: “Mediation Advocacy Training,” Federal Bar Association, Eastern district of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, October 2017
  • Panelist: “Strategies for Asserting Individual Liability for FLSA Violations,” United States Department of Labor’s in-house training, September 2017
  • Panelist: Twentieth Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law, March 2017
  • Panelist: “Pursuing and Negotiating Class Action Settlements,” American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, November 2016
  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order, and Calculating Damages in Wage and Hour Litigation,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association- Eastern District of New York, September 2016
  • Panelist: “Spotting Wage-and-Hour Violations,” National Employment Law Association (NELA) Conference in Los Angeles, California, June 2016
  • Trainer: “Representing Workers Covered by the Hospitality Wage Order and Top 10 FLSA Takeaways,” FLSA Mediation Training, Federal Bar Association - Eastern District of New York and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program, June 2016

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the NY SuperLawyers as one of the Top Attorneys in New York State, 2012 - 2018

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • National Employment Lawyers Association, Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Member
  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member
  • Federal Bar Association - EDNY Chapter, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association's Labor & Employment Committee, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, Board Member
  • National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, Board Member
  • Board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Mentor