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Seyfarth Shaw LLP
620 8TH AVENUE
32ND FLOOR
NEW YORK, NY 10018-1405
United States
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Work Department

Labor & Employment Department; Single-Plaintiff Litigation Practice Group

Career

Ms. Merrill is a partner in the Labor & Employment department of Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York Office.  Her practice focuses on representing management in complex litigation in federal and state courts and other tribunals.  She defends employers in class and collective proceedings, including proceedings arising out of alleged violations of Title VII, ADEA, Equal Pay Act, and Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as other state and local statutes that concern the myriad issues attendant to employment.  In addition to her defense of employers in wage and hour and discrimination suits, Ms. Merrill regularly defends businesses in class action suits brought under the Fair Credit Reporting Act and state-equivalent statutes.
 
Ms. Merrill counsels employers on a variety of employment law matters, and she is experienced in conducting workplace investigations.  Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Ms. Merrill defended corporate and individual clients in a wide range of criminal and regulatory investigations and proceedings, and related civil litigation.  She also has significant experience in securities and complex business litigation.
 
Ms. Merrill frequently writes on issues affecting the workplace, and in particular has co-authored articles regarding class arbitration and the use of statistics in class litigation.
 
Ms. Merrill’s pro bono service includes winning asylum on behalf of a Russian national and, through MFY’s Kinship Caregiver Law Project, navigating adoption proceedings for grandparents and other relatives who are caring for young children in their extended family.

Education

J.D., New York University School of Law,  magna cum laude, Order of the Coif ; B.A., Brown University, magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Next Generation Partners)

Gina MerrillSeyfarth Shaw LLP

The L&E disputes team at Seyfarth Shaw LLP fields an impressive number of experienced practitioners. It is regularly engaged by nation-wide companies from a variety of industries to represent them in class and collective actions and the group is noted for its involvement in pay equity and BIPA litigation proceedings. Chicago’s Camille Olson is a well-tried litigator with particular experience in discrimination and harassment matters. Practice head Laura Maechtlen, based in San Francisco, has a similar focus. Gerald Maatman, also in Chicago, has long-standing experience in various class actions. Nancy Rafuse, who joined alongside Stan Hill from Polsinelli PC in August 2018, is a key contact in Atlanta for race and gender discrimination claims. New York’s Gina Merrill is noted for her expertise in wage-and-hour matters, among others. Other highlighted practitioners are Lisa Damon in Boston, Lorie Almon in New York, and the recently promoted Coby Turner in Sacramento as well as Brian Stolzenbach and Ellen McLaughlin in Chicago.