Kramer Levin Naftalis & Frankel LLP
Mr. Holtzman concentrates exclusively on representing management in employment law matters. He regularly counsels employers regarding the full range of issues that touch upon or concern the employment relationship, including investigations of discrimination and whistleblower complaints, negotiation of employment and separation agreements, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenant issues, design and implementation of appropriate policies and practices, and advice concerning employment issues that arise in connection with corporate transactions.
Mr. Holtzman also represents employers in federal and state court litigations, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations. Mr. Holtzman’s experience includes the litigation of virtually every type of claim that may be asserted by employees, including discrimination on the basis of age, race, color, gender, sexual preference, disability, and national origin; retaliation; whistleblower claims; claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law; breach of contract; restrictive covenants; wrongful discharge; and a wide variety of tort claims. He has represented management defendants in class action litigations alleging sexual harassment, gender discrimination, pregnancy discrimination, and wage and hour violations.
Mr. Holtzman’s recent representations include: defending financial services employer in whistleblower dispute arising out of the financial crisis; representing employer in multiple FLSA collective and class actions claiming misclassification and failure to pay overtime wages; representing management defendants in a series of class actions asserting wage and hour violations and claims of sexual harassment; fending off claims of “good reason” by management team following the acquisition of their employer; and successfully defending against a due process challenge to an arbitration award before the New York Court of Appeals.
Mr. Holtzman publishes regularly on employment law topics, primarily in Kramer Levin’s Employment Law Update and online through the International Law Office, and frequently speaks before client groups and attorney organizations on topics related to employment law and litigation.