Who We Are
Parisis G. Filippatos
Tanvir H. Rahman
Alfredo J. Pelicci
Theodore J. Filippatos
Kimberly A. Catala
Mahnoor J. Khan
Filippatos PLLC: Fairness and Justice at Work
Leveling The Playing Field For Employment Disputes
At Filippatos PLLC, we fight to achieve fairness and justice in the workplace for you. Our firm consists of a team of dedicated professionals who strive to treat you (and each other) like family, because dealing with unfair and unlawful treatment in the workplace often puts you and your loved ones in a state of crisis.
During this difficult time, we believe you need caring and reliable experts in your corner. Acting as our clients’ trauma team, we enter battle armed with acute legal acumen. We are determined to right the power imbalance inherent in their troubled employment relationship.
Our team combines the prestige of decades of experience in the field with patience and compassion to provide you with highly effective legal representation. We forcefully leverage our advocacy skills to win innovative solutions that are both lucrative and restorative for our clients.
While many of our competitors prescribe their brand as the only approach, we reject this “one-size-fits-all” philosophy and instead strive to achieve a successful result that is most aligned with your unique needs. For example, some employment discrimination cases are best litigated in the court of public opinion, while others benefit most from private adjudication.
Simply put, it depends on each client’s specific goals and circumstances. We believe the client’s individuality and agency are of the utmost importance in determining the optimal solution for each case.
Employment Law, Litigation & ADR
Client-Centric and Result-Driven
Parisis G. (“Gerry”) Filippatos has personally led litigations and negotiations that have resulted in the recovery of over $70 Million for his clients collectively.
Having represented thousands of individuals in the workplace, and conducted over a thousand legal proceedings, including depositions, hearings, arbitrations, and trials, Mr. Filippatos views his role as an attorney to be part advocate, part educator, and part guardian of his clients’ rights in the workplace.
Filippatos PLLC is mainly focused on employment law and litigation regarding discrimination, harassment, and retaliation based on race, racial harassment, gender, gender identity, sex, sexual orientation, sexual harassment, pregnancy, age, physical or mental disability, or protected leave status in the workplace.
At Filippatos PLLC, we believe that all individuals—from executives in the boardroom to shift workers on the factory floor—are entitled to fair pay, a workplace free from discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and the opportunity to advance their careers without prejudice, restrictions, or limitations.
Equal Opportunity & Fair Treatment
Mr. Filippatos has dedicated his career to representing individuals against employers who violate civil rights laws to deprive individuals of equal opportunity and fair treatment. Mr. Filippatos and his entire team zealously represent clients by leveling the playing field in their favor.
In his 30 years of service to the legal community, Mr. Filippatos has represented clients from myriad walks of life and backgrounds to resolve all manner of workplace disputes, whether it be alternative dispute resolution (ADR) through negotiation, mediation, or arbitration; or traditional adjudication through litigation, trial, or appeal.
We Lead with Dignity and Respect
We at Filippatos PLLC are keenly aware that the client’s wishes should be paramount in the disposition of their case. We take our professional responsibility to facilitate sound decision-making on our clients’ behalf very seriously, and are relentless in the pursuit of justice.
We are truly driven to make a beneficial difference in the lives of our clients. While every case is different, we at Filippatos PLLC firmly believe that every client should be treated fundamentally the same—with fairness, dignity, and respect.
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Watch Gerry & Tanvir discuss their professional history, the origin of Filippatos PLLC, and their philosophy on running the business.
Cases Won for Clients:
$137,000,000 and counting.
We consistently deliver powerful results for our clients that reflect the justice they deserve.
Schieffelin v. Morgan Stanley & Co., Inc
ALLISON K. SCHIEFFELIN seems an unlikely suspect to have set fire to Morgan Stanley's carefully constructed image as a bastion of Wall Street professionalism and a true meritocracy. A typical Wall Streeter... Read More
Abby Grossberg v. Fox News
Filippatos PLLC secured a $12 million settlement for their client Abby Grossberg against Fox News. The law firm helped Abby with her two lawsuits against the news network and its affiliates, alleging that the network operated a hostile and discriminatory workplace. She also claimed that the network attempted to coerce her into providing false testimony in a deposition in two separate lawsuits. Attorney Parisis "Gerry" Filippatos and his team were able to reach the settlement with overwhelming evidence and perseverance.
Munir v. Sunny’s Limousine Service, Inc.
$3.5 Million settlement in a wage and hour class and collective action on behalf of over 500 fleet drivers against Sunny’s Limousine, one of the nation’s largest providers of luxury chauffeur services, alleging numerous violations under federal and state law.
A gender-based hostile work environment is morally wrong, unlawful, and socially intolerable. Every American worker has the right to work in an environment free of discrimination, retaliation, harassment and assault. When a major record producer and venue licensor failed to realize this and treated our four clients with a reckless disregard for their humanity, we obtained a $3.2 million settlement on their behalf.
Jacobs v. Washington Place, LLC and Blue Hill at Stone Barns, LLC, (Kings Cty. Sup. Ct.)
Mr. Rahman helped achieve a $2 million settlement in a wage and hour class and collective action on behalf of service employees at world-renowned Michelin-star rated restaurant, Blue Hill, who alleged that they were wrongly denied wages in violation of federal and state law.
Sexual Harassment and Assault in the Banking Industry
Sexual harassment is a prohibited form of sex discrimination protected by state and federal law. That’s why we recently helped a client who was a victim of sexual discrimination, sexual harassment, sexual assault, and retaliation at an international investment banking firm obtain a $1.1 million settlement.
SEC Whistleblower Award in the Financial Services Industry
When an employee of a company brings evidence of wrongdoing to the attention of the SEC, they are protected by law. In addition, the SEC rewards employees with significant awards in situations where monetary sanctions are high enough. In 2022, our firm helped a client obtain a $1,050,000 award from the SEC for uncovering egregious wrongdoing in the financial services industry.
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Our Awards Speak for Themselves
Parisis G. (“Gerry”) Filippatos has successfully represented employees for over 30 years. He founded Filippatos PLLC to empower more employees with a unique team that uses innovative and aggressive approaches to ensure success. Top legal organizations and publications have recognized our firm’s efforts and achievements.