Valerie Ferrier is an experienced litigator practicing in New York state and federal courts. Her practice areas include the defense of claims brought under the FLSA/NYLL, trademark claims, ADA/NYHRL claims, and employment discrimination claims.
Prior to joining the firm, Ms. Ferrier worked as an in-house defense attorney for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority for almost eight years, beginning her career as an Agency Attorney, and ultimately attaining the title of Executive Agency Counsel. The MTA is the country’s largest transportation network, serving more than 15 million people in the New York City area. During her tenure with the agency, she defended cases involving civil rights, employment discrimination, disability discrimination, and insurance claims. Ms. Ferrier’s practice included every aspect of defending a case, including jury trials and appeals.
• Megna v. Biocomp Labs, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 180067 (SDNY 2016)
• Champions League, Inc. v. Woodard, 2016 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 183339 (SDNY 2016)
• Patycki v. MTA Bus Company, 2016 N.Y. Misc. LEXIS 2840 (N.Y. Civ. Ct. 2016)
• Louis v. Metropolitan Transit Authority, 145 F. Supp. 3d 215 (EDNY 2015)
• Tappin v. Metropolitan Suburban Bus Authority, 2014 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 45606 (EDNY 2014)
“Self-Care Provision of the FMLA Can’t Be Enforced Against
State Employers,” The Young
Lawyer, American Bar Association, May, 2013.
“Practical Tips for Picking a Jury,” The Young Lawyer, American Bar Association, July, 2012.
J.D., St. John’s University School of Law
• Dean’s List; New York International Law Review
• Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute
B.A., Bard College at Simon’s Rock, Great Barrington, MA
U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit