MCB Welcomes New Employment Partner – Valerie K. Ferrier

by | Jun 17, 2019 | Labor & Employment | 0 comments

New Head of Labor & Employment Practice Group at MCB

Valerie K. Ferrier joins the Firm as a Partner and Head of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, on June 17, 2019.

NEW YORK, NEW YORK, June 2019 – Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is pleased to welcome a new Partner, Valerie K. Ferrier, as the Head of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice Group, where she will be defending claims against employers of all sizes in all areas of both state and federal court and administrative agencies. Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP’s Labor & Employment Practice Group counsels clients, defends claims and prepares contracts and policies involving a full range of employment issues.

Ms. Ferrier, an accomplished litigator, offers advice and counseling to clients to mitigate and manage risk. She counsels clients on compliance issues, in addition to providing handbook and policy updates and management and employee training. Ms. Ferrier has experience defending discrimination claims, including those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Her practice includes the defense of wage and hour and misclassification claims, both single plaintiff and class and collective actions, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. Ms. Ferrier has successfully defended both state and federal jury and bench trials, and has experience with state and federal appellate practice. She represents a range of clients from small family-owned businesses to national chains and international companies.

Peter T. Crean, Partner and Member of MCB’s Executive Committee, said in a statement, “Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is excited to welcome Valerie as a Partner. With her extensive experience in the employment and labor law field, we believe Valerie is the correct choice to lead the Firm in the revitalization and expansion of our Labor & Employment Practice.”

Frank Mavromichalis, a longtime client of Ms. Ferrier’s, said in a statement: “I have operated a business in the city of New York for over 20 years, and like so many other business owners throughout the city, I have had the unfortunate and sometimes inevitable experience of dealing with a lawsuit. Over the past several years, I have had the honor of working closely with my attorney, Valerie K. Ferrier. One of her most notable attributes was her incomparable attention to detail. She carefully listened to her client and gathered all the facts pertaining to the case. With her vast knowledge of the law, Valerie skillfully formulated a strategy, all while contemplating multiple options that may arise as the legal process continued. She was always accessible to take my calls and throughout every step in the process she kept me updated as to any progression of events. Her genuine compassion to her clients’ circumstances was unparalleled and this continually helped put my mind at ease. Valerie K. Ferrier has earned my trust as a client and is the right choice to make when hiring an attorney to help you successfully manage through a legal crisis.”

Ms. Ferrier earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law and her B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and all New York federal courts.

Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP is one of the oldest and largest professional liability firms in New York, focusing on defense litigation. The Firm has offices in Manhattan, Nassau County, Westchester County, Rochester New York, Newark New Jersey, and Connecticut.  Our attorney staff is among the most distinguished in the field, affording the Firm extensive litigation experience in the various practice areas, as well as in “preventative law.”  Recognized by both the bench and bar as a leader in defense areas, Martin Clearwater & Bell LLP has served the professional community for over 100 years.


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