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Abby H. Natelson, ESQ.

Counsel & DEI Committee Member

Abby Natelson focuses her practice on management-side employment counseling and litigation.  In addition to providing advice and support to clients on a broad array of workplace issues, Abby has specific expertise in the areas of investigations and benefits counseling.

Abby has conducted investigations into workplace complaints of discrimination, harassment, misconduct, compliance violations and fraud, among other issues. Abby leads NFC’s corporate investigation team, specifically focused on assisting corporate in-house investigators conduct comprehensive, efficient and effective investigations with the support of NFC’s skilled legal experts.

In the area of employee benefits, Abby helps clients develop employee benefit programs, prepares plan documents and required notices, reviews plan documents and plan administration for compliance with ERISA and the Internal Revenue Code, and assists employers with the resolution of complex issues and the correction of plan errors.  Abby also represents employers in IRS and DOL audits.

Abby counsels clients of all sizes across many industries on employment issues relating to employee hiring, performance management, discipline and termination; accommodations and leaves; wage and hour matters and COVID-19 issues.  Abby provides clients with comprehensive risk assessments and mitigation strategies to navigate complex legal issues.  Abby works closely with employers to develop policies and handbooks that are not only compliant with all applicable legal regulations, but also align with their core values.

Should an employment dispute arise, Abby defends employers in federal and state court, in arbitration proceedings, and before EEOC and state agency investigators.  Abby has successfully litigated discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wage and hour, ERISA and contract disputes for clients.

Abby has a strong commitment to giving back to the community.  In addition to regularly representing incarcerated individuals in parole revocation matters, Abby is also is active in NFC’s Social Responsibility Committee, where she volunteers to assist businesses navigate employment concerns.

Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2019
Professional Experience
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, New York, NY 2013-2015
Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, NY 2009-2011
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY 2007-2009

 

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D. 2008
University of Pennsylvania B.A. 2005

State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
State of Pennsylvania
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
Speaking Engagements
"EBP Legal Update: New Developments from the Courts, Congress and the Agencies”, NJCPA Association Virtual Annual Conference May 2021
"Top Five Tips for Effective REMOTE Workplace Investigations", Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC, Webinar May 2021
“Attention Employers: Are you Ready to Ring in 2021?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar January 2021
“Employee Surveillance & Monitoring: Balancing Security and Privacy”, RANE Webinar November 2018
Awards & Honors
Super Lawyers® “Rising Stars”, Employment & Labor 2019
Professional Experience
Quinn Emanuel Urquhart & Sullivan LLP, New York, NY 2013-2015
Greenberg Traurig LLP, New York, NY 2009-2011
Seyfarth Shaw LLP, New York, NY 2007-2009
Law Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law J.D. 2008
Undergraduate Education
University of Pennsylvania B.A. 2005
Bar Admissions
State of New Jersey
United States District Court – District of New Jersey
State of New York
State of Pennsylvania
United States District Court – Southern District of New York
United States District Court – Eastern District of New York
Speaking Engagements
"EBP Legal Update: New Developments from the Courts, Congress and the Agencies”, NJCPA Association Virtual Annual Conference May 2021
"Top Five Tips for Effective REMOTE Workplace Investigations", Nukk-Freeman & Cerra PC, Webinar May 2021
“Attention Employers: Are you Ready to Ring in 2021?”, Nukk-Freeman & Cerra, PC, Webinar January 2021
“Employee Surveillance & Monitoring: Balancing Security and Privacy”, RANE Webinar November 2018

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