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Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Labor & Employment


Michelle A. Annese is a senior counsel in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department and a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Group.

Michelle represents employers in a variety of industries including financial services, retail, entertainment and sports. She assists them with a wide range of labor and employment matters involving employment discrimination and retaliation, sexual harassment and wrongful discharge.

Michelle regularly appears in state and federal courts, as well as in proceedings before the American Arbitration Association, JAMS, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and other federal and state agencies.

In addition to litigating, Michelle counsels clients on compliance with employment-related laws, and on developing, implementing and enforcing personnel policies and procedures. She has also conducted numerous internal investigations on behalf of employers.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

(Rising stars)

Michelle AnneseProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP stands out for its excellent reputation when acting for universities, professional sports leagues and companies in the financial services, media and healthcare sectors. It is involved in litigation and arbitration, with a recurring focus on class and collective actions, wage and hour disputes, labor management and employment counselling. The group is jointly led by New-York based Neil Abramson, who has expertise in complex collective bargaining disputes, and California-based Anthony Oncidi; he is well versed in acting as lead counsel for clients in the media and entertainment industries. In Boston, Mark Batten is recognized for his work in class actions, although he often acts as counsel for employment-related issues too. Elise Bloom in New York has over 30 years of experience and is noted as a key contact for wage and hour disputes and class and collective actions, while Keisha-Ann Gray in the same office focuses on discrimination and harassment matters. Also in New York, senior counsel Michelle Annese has experience representing clients before relevant courts in connection with discrimination and retaliation issues.