Overview

Terri M. Solomon has more than 30 years of experience practicing employment and labor law and regularly handles:

  • Employment and labor relations issues
  • Compliance with federal and state employment laws
  • Discrimination and other employment-related litigation and administrative proceedings
  • Complex reductions-in-force and business restructurings
  • Employment contracts and separation agreements
  • Workplace violence prevention
  • Family and Medical Leave Act and other leaves of absence
  • Disability accommodation
  • Collective bargaining
  • Labor arbitration
  • Compliance with the National Labor Relations Act
  • Mediation and other alternative dispute resolution
  • Training in a wide variety of topics including harassment avoidance, FMLA and ADA compliance, workplace violence prevention, conducting investigations, performance management and supervisory skills, and social media
  • Employment policies and employee handbooks
  • Labor and employment issues arising in corporate mergers, acquisitions and other transactions

Given the significant costs of litigation, Terri is an avid proponent of long-term business planning, management training, state-of-the-art policies and, where unavoidable conflicts do arise, alternative dispute resolution. A substantial portion of her practice involves counseling employers on ways to avoid litigation related to difficult business decisions, such as:

  • Terminating long-term employees
  • Planning reductions-in-force
  • Responding to sexual harassment complaints

Additionally, Terri regularly conducts training on topics such as preventing workplace violence, avoiding workplace harassment and becoming a more effective manager. She led the team that trained thousands of employees of an international investment bank pursuant to a consent decree arising out of the EEOC's largest settlement of a sex discrimination and glass ceiling class action against a major financial institution. She also designed the training program, which was approved by the EEOC and a court monitor, and personally conducted domestic and international training.

Terri represents both non-union and unionized employers, ranging from Fortune 500 companies to small businesses and not-for-profit institutions in:

  • Healthcare
  • Finance and banking
  • Retail
  • Media
  • Insurance
  • Manufacturing

Terri frequently lectures and authors articles on employment and labor law topics. She is the co-founder of Littler Mendelson's New York office, and she is a core member of four of firm's practice groups: Leaves of Absence and Disability Accommodation, Alternative Dispute Resolution, Corporate Compliance and Ethics, and Business Restructuring. She is also a member of the firm's Women's Leadership Initiative and the Associates Committee.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

Women in Dispute Resolution Committee, Section of Dispute Resolution

American Bar Association

Member

New York State Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

New York State Bar Association

Member

Alternative Dispute Resolution Committee

New York State Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

New York City Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Law Section

American Bar Association

Volunteer Mediator

Southern District of New York

Officer

Law Alumni Society Board of Managers

University of Pennsylvania

Former Chair

Personnel Committee

Temple Shaaray Tefila

Recognition

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2013-2015

Named, International Who's Who of Business Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2014

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2012-2015

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2008-2015

Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Named, Super Lawyer

Metro New York

Super Lawyers

2006-2013

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Publications & Press

After Airline Tragedy, New Focus on Mental Health at Work

The Wall Street Journal

April 1, 2015

A Look at Changes to New York City’s Earned Sick Time Act

Thomson Reuters Westlaw Journal Employment

May 13, 2014

New York City Passes New Sick Leave Law

New York Law Journal

July 12, 2013

A Duty to Protect

Corporate Counsel

October 9, 2009

Terri Solomon Comments on Updated Airport Security

The Philadelphia Inquirer

August 12, 2006

Speaking Engagements

Workplace Violence and Bullying – A National and International Dilemma

Twenty-First Annual Conference - The American Employment Law Council, Santa Barbara, CA

October 9-12, 2013

Threat Assessment, Mental Illness and the Workplace: New Challenges and Complexity

23rd Annual Threat Management Conference - Association of Threat Assessment Professionals, Anaheim, CA

August 15, 2013

Social Media: Complex Problems, Complex Solutions

Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

September 13, 2012

Managing Leaves of Absence

Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), New York, NY

June 21, 2012

Leave Me Alone - Handling Indefinite Leaves Under ADA and FMLA Intermittent Leave Abuse

Littler Mendelson, New York, NY

June 12, 2012

Conducting Lawful Investigations: Just The Facts

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 11, 2012

Social Media: Complex Problems, Complex Solutions

Institute for Applied Management & Law, Inc.

April 17, 2012

How to Conduct Lawful Investigations

New York, NY

January 11, 2012

Managing the Employee from Hell

New York, NY

May 26, 2011

Dealing with Depression, Suicide and Violence in the Workplace

The 2011 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2011

The Future of Workplace Safety: Imminent Threats and Anticipated Regulation

The 2010 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2010

Reductions in Force: Master Class

The 2009 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2009

The Compliance Imperative: Reducing Litigation Costs Through Effective Audit Programs

The 2009 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2009

Sex Offenders, Terrorists & Video Resumes: How Far Can You Go To Get Information About Your Employees and Applicants?

2009 Employment Law & Legislative Conference - Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Washington, D.C.

March 10, 2009

Sex Offenders, Terrorists, and Video Resumes: How Far Can You Go to Get Information on Your Prospective and Current Employees?

The 2008 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2008

We Shall Be Released: Is It Still Possible to Draft an Enforceable Release Agreement?

The 2007 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

April 2007

Managing the Unmanageable: Strategies for Effectively Enforcing Attendance Policies in a World of Protected Leaves

The 2005 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

March 2005

Workplace Violence: So You Thought You Knew What to Do ... Just How Prepared Are You?

The 2004 Executive Employer Conference® - Littler Mendelson, Phoenix, AZ

March 2004

Education

  • J.D., University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1979
  • B.A., University of Massachusetts, 1976 summa cum laude

Bar Admission

New York
New Jersey

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey