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Evan B. Citron

Associate New York City

Mr. Citron is an associate in the New York City office. He represents employers in all aspects of employment-related litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies. His employment litigation practice focuses on representing employers in single and multi-plaintiff cases under the anti-discrimination laws, as well as defending employers against wage and hour class and collective actions brought under the FLSA and various state laws. Mr. Citron also represents employers on matters involving employment contracts, restrictive covenants, and trade secrets, and counsels clients on a wide variety of employment law matters.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Citron was an associate in the litigation department at Proskauer Rose LLP. He has been recognized numerous times by the New York State Bar Association for his pro bono work, where he has assisted, among other clients, domestic violence victims in obtaining restraining orders and divorces.

Mr. Citron earned his J.D., cum laude, in May 2007 from Fordham University School of Law, where he served as the Symposium Editor of the Fordham Law Review, and was a member of the Fordham Moot Court Board. He graduated with distinction from the University of Michigan, where he received a B.B.A. in Marketing.


Experience

Employment Litigation

  • Obtained dismissal of a wrongful termination claim against a large passenger transportation contractor.
  • Obtained dismissal of a breach of contract claim for unpaid commissions against a large staffing company.
  • Represented and obtained favorable settlements on behalf of a hotel management company for alleged violations of the FLSA and New York Labor Law.
  • Represented and obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a large insurance company in an action involving claims of disability discrimination and racial discrimination.
  • Represented and obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a sales and marketing company in an action involving claims of sexual harassment, gender discrimination, and racial discrimination.

Pre-Litigation

  • Prepared numerous position statements in response to NYSDHR and EEOC complaints resulting in dismissal and case closures.
  • Represented and obtained a favorable settlement on behalf of a large clothing retailer in an employment discrimination investigation conducted by the New York State Office of the Attorney General.

Employment Counseling

  • Prepared and/or revised employee handbooks and/or policies for both small and multi-state employers.
  • Prepared and/or revised employment agreements, separation agreements and restrictive covenant agreements.
  • Advised clients on a variety of issues including terminations, medical leaves and compliance with various state and federal employment laws.
  • Advised clients on enforceability of non-compete agreements.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association

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