Rod   Biermann
Principal

Contact

Phone: 347.589.8527
Fax: 212.545.1656
Mailing: 10 East 40th Street ,
New York , NY   10016
Linkedin: Rod Biermann

PRACTICE FOCUS

Mr. Biermann has experience representing employers, executives, partners, and professionals in a wide variety of employment-related claims and issues. His employment law practice focuses on three primary areas: representing employers; executive compensation; and sexual harassment prevention education.

POINTS OF DISTINCTION

Employer Representation:

Mr. Biermann has experience representing employers, in a wide variety of employment-related claims and issues. He frequently acts as outside general counsel, handling a myriad of employment issues, such as internal employee claims, handbook review and drafting, termination consulting (including RIFs), litigation of complex employment matters in both the Federal and State Court and in arbitrations and mediations, including wage and hour violations, claims of discrimination; hostile work environment; retaliation; disability; restrictive covenant breaches; workers’ compensation claims, and has defended companies in New York State Department of Labor and New York State Department of Taxation and Finance claims and audits, from inception to appeal.

Executive Compensation:

Mr. Biermann has significant experience in drafting and negotiating complex employment agreements from both the employer and employee perspective, including drafting and negotiating executive level severance agreements, employment contracts and consultation agreements.

Sexual Harassment Prevention Education

Mr. Biermann has been advising his clients on sexual harassment prevention for years and, pursuant to the new law in New York, he has become an expert who provides companies’ employees and management with the tools to navigate the post #MeToo era workplace through a customized and interactive presentation that also meets the specific New York State legal requirements.

In addition, Mr. Biermann has experience conducting employment law audits to determine whether a company follows all up to date employment law mandates, and has experience vigorously defending small and large corporations against New York State Department of Labor audits.

SPEAKING ENGAGEMENTS

Mr. Biermann is a frequent employment law lecturer and keynote speaker at conferences, legal bar associations (as CLEs), executive organizations, trade groups, committees and companies in all areas of employment law, including sexual harassment education and prevention, executive compensation, discrimination avoidance, hostile work environment recognition and prevention, retaliation prevention, federal and state wage and hour litigation avoidance, reduction in force process, employee termination and hiring compliance and strategies, and severance and release drafting and enforcement.

Practice Areas

Education & Admissions

  • University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, BA Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • City University of New York School of Law, J.D. Editor of the New York City Law Review.
  • United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • United States District Court - Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • State of New York

Activities

  • Federal Bar Council
  • American Bar Association – Section of Litigation and Section of Labor and Employment member
  • New York City Bar – Labor and Employment Law Committee member
  • New York State Bar Association – Trial Lawyers Section member
  • New York County Lawyers’ Association – Federal Courts Committee, Labor Relations and Employment Law Committee member