Brian Heller
Employment Law - Schwartz, Perry and Heller, LLP
(646) 490-0221

Brian Heller

Mr. Heller has established himself as one of the preeminent trial lawyers in employment law and workplace rights in and around New York City.  He has been first chair in multiple seven-figure verdicts on behalf of his client and has an impressive appellate resume, handling appeals that have addressed all aspects of employment law. 

Recently, in March 2017, the Appellate Division, First Department affirmed a total award of $1.55 million following a 6-week jury trial in a sexual harassment and retaliation case.  In August 2015, in another decision by the First Department, Mr. Heller successfully secured his client’s right to bring a sexual harassment and retaliation claim.  In late April 2013, Mr. Heller successfully argued an appeal before the Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit in a significant victory that reinforced the broad protections of the New York City Human Rights Law for victims of employment discrimination.  In addition to his established litigation track record, Mr. Heller negotiates severance agreements, employment contracts, non-compete and confidentiality agreements, and counsels employees who are subjected to discrimination in the workplace.

Mr. Heller is routinely quoted by the media, both based on his expertise in employment law and because of the high-profile cases he handles.  He has been quoted in national and local newspapers and has appeared on various television news programs in New York City.  Mr. Heller also actively lectures on the field of employment law, including the New York County Lawyers' Association, the National Employment Lawyers Association, Lawline and the Marino Institute for Continuing Legal Education (MICLE).  He taught students preparing for the portion bar examination addressing employment on behalf of MICLE. 

Brian Heller has been with Schwartz Perry & Heller since his graduation from Fordham Law School in 2001. In August 2007, Mr. Heller was named as a Partner of the firm and his name was added to the firm name in November 2016.  As a student at Fordham Law School, Mr. Heller served on the Fordham Urban Law Journal and as a mediator in the Bronx Small Claims Court. In addition, Mr. Heller is a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of Pennsylvania State University.