Jeffrey K. Brown
Jeff’s empathy and compassion sets the tone for the Firm’s client centered approach. He has has served as lead counsel in hundreds of class actions and individual cases for unpaid wages, overtime and tips, sexual harassment and employment discrimination in the New York City Metropolitan area which have generated millions of dollars for the Firm’s Clients. Additionally, Jeff has led the Firm’s representation of teachers, students, educators and people victimized by consumer fraud. It’s not a surprise that Jeff has received countless referrals, positive feedback and recognition from clients and the legal community.
- Labor and Employment Law
- Age, Race, Gender/Sex, National Origin, Religion, Disability, Sexual Orientation, Pregnancy
- Sexual Harassment
- Unpaid Wages & Overtime and Unpaid Tips or Gratuities
- Prevailing Wage – City/State/Federal
- Education Law – Students’ Rights/Teachers’ Rights
- Commercial Litigation/Breach of Contract
- Alternative Dispute Resolution
- Consumer Fraud
- Trustee, Village of Old Westbury, 2019 – present
Bar and Court Admissions
- New York, 1997
- United States District Court, Southern District of New York
- United States District Court, Eastern District of New York
- New York State Bar, Second Department
- New York State Trial Lawyers Association
Awards and Recognitions
- 2006 Man of the Year, The Workplace Project
- 2004, Named Foe of Wall Street, Newsweek Magazine
- Lead counsel on complex financial arbitration against major broker that resulted in close to 10 million dollar settlement
- Lead counsel in a real estate discrimination case, Board of Managers of Vista Tower Condominium v. Roosevelt Avenue Associates et al. in which the Firm recovered approximately $19 million on behalf of 135 Asian condominium owners in Flushing, Queens
- Secured a multi-million dollar recovery against a contractor who failed to pay the appropriate wages to 16 Hispanic employees pursuant to Federal and New York State contracts
- Litigated successful actions against several Fortune 500 and other major companies obtaining millions of dollars for his clients
- Secured multi-million dollar settlements by establishing alternative dispute resolution programs with Fortune 500 companies
- Served as lead and co-lead class counsel in various class actions that resulted in millions of dollars in settlement funds
- Hofstra Law School, Juris Doctor, May 1996
Honors District Honor, Article Published in the Hofstra Labor Law Journal Law Journal; Hofstra Labor Law Journal, Member
- State University at Albany, 1992
What sets Jeff apart from other employment attorneys is his strong sense of responsibility for his clients’ best interests. Jeff understands that taking legal action against one’s employer is not only daunting, but can simultaneously affect his client’s life and career. Whereas many employment attorneys utilize means of dispute resolution that benefit their own self-interests over their client’s, Jeff sees value in the reverse. Jeff is sensitive to the needs of his clients should they require confidential settlement negotiations, mediation or arbitration, or extensive litigation.
Jeff listens to and sympathizes with his clients’ problems and concerns. Jeff’s negotiating prowess has helped his clients receive high-value settlements, often at the pre-litigation stage. This approach also helps maintain the level of confidentiality his clients desire.
Jeff began his legal career as an associate with the firm in 1997. His uncanny ability to recognize the big picture without losing sight of the small details quickly made him a rising star in the practice of civil rights law.
In 1998, Jeff served as lead counsel in a real estate discrimination case, recovering $19 million on behalf of 135 Asian condominium owners in Flushing, Queens. The New York Law Journal and The New York Times covered this notable case. In January 2000, he became a partner in Leeds Brown Law’s predecessor firm, Leeds Morelli and Brown.
Jeff has made numerous appearances on television and media outlets with the clients he has represented for claims of sexual harassment, discrimination, wrongful termination and unpaid wages, overtime and tips. He has presented on employment issues for the New York State Trial Lawyers Association and other civil rights organizations.
The Workplace Project honored Jeff as Man of the Year in 2006 for his dedication and commitment to the project’s goals. The Workplace Project is a membership-based organization that advocates for better working and living conditions for immigrant workers and their families. Jeff and the LBL staff have provided legal assistance on a pro bono basis to help safeguard the rights and interests of underprivileged immigrant workers.
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