Sondra Saporta

Sondra Saporta

Associate

Contact Info

Phone: (212) 980-7207

Primary Office

New York
1270 Avenue of the Americas
Suite 2005
New York, NY 10020

Sondra Saporta

Associate

Sondra Saporta

Sondra Saporta assists companies with employment litigation matters, including conducting internal investigations and defending them against claims relating to racial discrimination, retaliation, labor law compliance and related torts. In addition to her litigation work, Sondra helps clients minimize their legal risk by advising them on compliance with federal, state and municipal anti-discrimination statutes, disability accommodations and collective bargaining.

Beyond her work on labor and employment matters, Sondra represents businesses in commercial litigation, including matters involving allegations of fraud and breach of contract. She also defends businesses in government investigations concerning alleged violations of consumer protection and securities laws.

Experience

Select matters:

  • Defended a national law firm in a federal race discrimination and retaliation lawsuit. 
  • Investigated a major university’s handling of racial bias incidents and student protests; analyzed the university’s bargaining obligations with the campus police labor union.
  • Counseled a charter school regarding reasonable accommodations for a teacher with mental health symptoms. 
  • Drafted a severance agreement and counseled a non-profit organization on its termination of an underperforming executive. 
  • Advised an e-commerce company on government investigations related to tipping of delivery drivers.
  • Counseled a technology company on defeating class certification and securing dismissal of state labor law claims and related torts brought by former sales employees disputing commission payments. 
  • Defended an energy company in litigations with multiple state governments concerning alleged securities fraud and consumer fraud.
  • Brought a multi-billion-dollar fraud and breach of contract action on behalf of a technology company; secured a dismissal of a countersuit.

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Credentials and Accolades

Honors and Awards

2020 Empire State Counsel Honoree for pro bono services

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law, 2019

  • Executive Editor & Diversity Committee Member, Law Review
  • Goodwin 1L Diversity Fellow
  • Admissions Chair, Women of Color Collective

B.A., summa cum laude, Clark University, 2012

  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Psi Chi
  • Dean’s List, First Academic Honors

Bar Admissions

New York

Sondra Saporta assists companies with employment litigation matters, including conducting internal investigations and defending them against claims relating to racial discrimination, retaliation, labor law compliance and related torts. In addition to her litigation work, Sondra helps clients minimize their legal risk by advising them on compliance with federal, state and municipal anti-discrimination statutes, disability accommodations and collective bargaining.

Beyond her work on labor and employment matters, Sondra represents businesses in commercial litigation, including matters involving allegations of fraud and breach of contract. She also defends businesses in government investigations concerning alleged violations of consumer protection and securities laws.