Kate Sapirstein represents clients in commercial litigation, labor and employment, and products liability litigation. Ms. Sapirstein helps employers and employees navigate their employment relationships, including drafting separation agreements/settlement agreements, reviewing non-compete agreements, providing guidance on social media policies, and advising on sexual harassment policies and trainings. She has represented clients in all phases of state and federal litigation.

Ms. Sapirstein is dedicated to her pro bono practice, which includes employment work for nonprofits. Most recently, she worked with an international human rights organization in successfully advocating for the US government to grant an individual asylum.

Ms. Sapirstein received her law degree from Cornell Law School, where she was a Notes Editor for the Cornell International Law Journal. She worked as a Judicial Extern for the Honorable Vanessa L. Bryant, Senior United States District Judge for the District of Connecticut. Prior to law school, Ms. Sapirstein served as a Judicial Intern for the Honorable O. Rogeriee Thompson, US Court of Appeals for the First Circuit, and was named a Fulbright Finalist.

Experience

  • Mixed martial artist in various disputes, including certain civil claims.
  • Media company in an independent investigation of potential sexual harassment matters.
  • Pfizer in its talc litigation.
  • A major pharmaceutical company in multiple licensing/collaboration disputes arising out of the co-development and co-marketing of various products.
  • Food and wellness company in various employer/employee relationship matters.

Recognition

Super Lawyers
"Rising Star"–Civil Litigation: Defense (NY) (2020)

Credentials

Education
  • JD, Cornell Law School, 2017, Dean's List
  • AB, Classics, History, Brown University, 2012, magna cum laude, Departmental Honors in History
Admissions
  • New York
  • US District Court, Southern District of New York
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