Valerie K. Ferrier
Telephone: (212) 916-0920
Fascimile: (212) 949-7054
Office Location: New York City
Valerie K. Ferrier is a Partner and head of MCB’s Labor & Employment Practice Group. Ms. Ferrier is an experienced trial attorney, offering advice and counseling to clients to mitigate and manage risk regarding 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.
Ms. Ferrier comes to MCB from a boutique Labor & Employment defense firm. Earlier in her career, Ms. Ferrier served as managing partner of the New York office of a commercial defense firm. She also worked for nearly eight years in the in-house law departments of the NYC Transit Authority and the MTA Bus Company, ultimately attaining the position of Executive Agency Counsel.
Ms. Ferrier earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and New York federal courts.
St. John’s University School of Law, J.D., 2007
Simon’s Rock College of Bard, B.A. 1998
United States District Courts: Southern, Eastern, Western, and Northern Districts of New York
United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
New York City Bar Association
Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
National LGBT Chamber of Commerce
New York State Restaurant Association
Sexual Harassment and Gender Discrimination: What is it Not?
December 18, 2019 - Webinar
You Don’t Know What You Don’t Know: Things You Didn’t Know You Needed to Protect Your Business
December 5, 2019 - Greater New York Chamber of Commerce
Classification and Misclassification: Protecting Your Bottom Line
November 19, 2019 - Webinar
"It's Against My Religion" Navigating Religious Accommodations in the Workplace
September 12, 2019 - Webinar
The Great Debate: Hot Topics in Employment Law
Mar 12, 2019 Panelist - CLE Presentation, New York County Lawyers Association
The Writing is on the Wall: A $15 Minimum Wage Edges Toward the New
Sexual Harassment Training: Are You in Compliance?
January 2020, MD News
#MeToo and the Backlash to the Backlash
September 30, 2019, MCB Defense Practice Update Fall 2019
Sweeping Changes to New York State Discrimination Law
September 2019, MD News
Key Updates in International Employment Law for 2019
Summer Issue 2019, Today’s General Counsel
New Year’s Resolutions: Upcoming Increases to Minimum Wage in Many US States
Nov 29, 2018 The Word - Ius Laboris
When a Plaintiff’s Perjury Could Block a Wage Award
April 10, 2018 Law360
2010 - present
2010 - present