Bar Admissions

New York State

​New Jersey


U.S. District Court, Southern District of N.Y.

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of N.Y.

U.S. District Court, Western District of N.Y.

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit


Damned If You Do, Damned If You Don't: Terminating Accused Harasser Can Lead to Liability for “Sex Stereotyping” (2009)

A “Constructive” Decision: The Employee Choice Doctrine Is Alive and Well in New York (2007)

New York Employers Must Obtain Proof of Age From “Youthful” Employees (2006)

Is There a Better Way? Compulsory Arbitration of Employment Discrimination Claims after Gilmer, Employee Relations Law Journal (Winter 1993-94)

Contributor, Schlei & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (2d ed.) (BNA 1991)

Mission Statement

Michael Pappas is an experienced employment law attorney who has been successfully representing and advising clients for more than 25 years.   


Mr. Pappas has extensive experience in all aspects of employment law, including wage and hour matters, employment discrimination and harassment, whistleblowing and retaliation, trade secrets and non-compete agreements, employee privacy and social media, executive compensation, employment contracts, wrongful termination, disability and medical leave laws, and employment practice compliance reviews. He has proven expertise handling complex lawsuits, class actions, financial industry arbitrations, and proceedings before government agencies, as well as conducting internal investigations and policy audits, and providing practical and strategic advice and counseling.

During his career, Mr. Pappas has provided effective and efficient legal representation to a diverse group of clients, from individuals to small businesses to the largest corporations in America. He has a long track record of achieving outstanding results and helping clients accomplish their goals in a timely and cost-effective manner.

​Prior to starting his own firm, Mr. Pappas practiced at the nation’s top employment law firms for more than 25 years. From 2004 to 2014, Mr. Pappas was a Partner at the largest employment law firm in the United States. He is a graduate of Boston University School of Law, where he was a Distinguished Scholar and an Editor of the Boston University Law Review.

Michael P. Pappas

(646) 770-7890