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Troy L. Kessler
Troy L. Kessler is a co-founder of Kessler Matura P.C.
 
Mr. Kessler has extensive experience representing employees who have been the victims of discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, retaliation, overtime and minimum wage violations.  He handles claims under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family Medical Leave Act, the New York State Human Rights Law, the New York City Human Rights Law, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the National Labor Relations Act, and the New York Labor Law.
 
Mr. Kessler received his law degree from the Loyola University School of Law – Chicago, and his bachelor’s degree from the University of Wisconsin.  He a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, National Employment Lawyers Association/New York, the American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section, New York State Bar Association, the Federal Bar Association, and the Suffolk County Bar Association.  Presently, Mr. Kessler serves as an executive board member for the Federal Bar Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, and as a member of the advisory board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law. Mr. Kessler is also a Fellow in the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. 
 
Mr. Kessler is a frequent speaker at CLE events sponsored by the: American Bar Association; National Employment Lawyers Association; Federal Bar Association; New York University School of Law; and Practicing Law Institute.  His recent speaking engagements have covered a range of topics including trial practice, wage and hour litigation, class actions, and legal ethics.

Mr. Kessler is a mentor with the Nassau County Bar Association’s student mentoring program.  As a mentor, he 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.
 
Outside of the office, Mr. Kessler enjoys running, listening to music (everything from jazz to punk), going to concerts, watching soccer, cooking, and spending time with this family.

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
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York

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)

Honors and Awards

  • Named to the NY SuperLawyers as one of the Top Attorneys in New York State
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

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 Association’s Eastern District of New York Chapter, Executive Board Member
  • Board of the Center for Labor & Employment Law at the New York University School of Law, Member
  • Federal Bar Council, Member
  • Suffolk County Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Nassau County Bar Association, Mentor

Speaking Engagements

  • June 15, 2016 – Trainer at “FLSA Mediation Training” which was conducted in conjunction with the Eastern District of New York, the Federal Bar Association and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program. As part of the all-day training session, I presented on the topic of representing workers covered by the Hospitality Wage Order, and on the topic of Top 10 FLSA Takeaways.
  • June 23, 2016 – Presenter at the NELA conference in Los Angeles, California, on the topic of issue spotting wage-and-hour violations. As part of the presentation, I discussed wage-and-hour issues affecting the hospitality industry.
  • September 28, 2016 – Trainer at “FLSA Mediation Training” which was conducted in conjunction with the Eastern District of New York, the Federal Bar Association. As part of the all-day training session, I presented on the topic of representing workers covered by the Hospitality Wage Order, and Calculating Damages in Wage and Hour Litigation.
  • November 10, 2016 – Presenter at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in Chicago, Illinois, on the topic of pursuing and negotiating class action settlements.
  • March 8, 2017 – Panelist at the Twentieth Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges, held at New York University School of Law. The Workshop is organized in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center. My panel addressed employment arbitrations.
  • September 28, 2017 – Panelist at the United States Department of Labor’s in-house training. I presented on the “Strategies for Asserting Individual Liability for FLSA Violations.”
  • October 11, 2017 – Trainer at “Mediation Advocacy Training” which was conducted in conjunction with the Eastern District of New York, the Federal Bar Association and Cornell University’s ILR Labor and Employment Program. As part of the training program, I provided the case law update.
  • March 21, 2018 – Presenter at the Twenty-First Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges, held at New York University School of Law. The Workshop is organized in conjunction with the Federal Judicial Center. My panel addressed remedies in employment litigation, including an in-depth discussion of the Restatement of the Law, Employment Law (3d).
  • April 18, 2018 – Presenter for the third consecutive year, at the Federal Bar Association, Eastern District of New York Chapter’s “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.
  • June 8, 2018 – Presenter at the Seventy-First Annual NYU Conference on Labor, on the topic of best practices for ethical witness interactions.
  • November 8, 2018 – Panelist at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in San Francisco, California, on the topic of best practices for issuing class notices.
  • February 16, 2019 – Panelist for “Current state of wage and hour arbitrations in the wake of the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision in Epic Systems Corp. v. Lewis,” at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee midwinter meeting.
  • March 22, 2019 – Panelist on remedies in employment litigation, at the Twenty-Second Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law.
  • September 16, 2019 – Instructor for trial practice all-day CLE event for counsel in the U.S. Department of Labor’s New York Regional Solicitor’s Office.
  • November 8, 2019 – Panelist at the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Conference in New Orleans, Louisiana, on the topic of best practices for class discovery in wage and hour litigation.
  • March 11, 2020 – Panelist on remedies in employment litigation, at the Twenty-Third Annual NYU Employment Law Workshop for Federal Judges at New York University School of Law.