Practice areas

Employment Litigation: Plaintiff, Employment & Labor: Employee, Class Action/Mass Torts: Plaintiff

Focus areas

Class Actions, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law – Employee, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Wage & Hour Laws, Wrongful Termination

Alexandra Harwin, a partner at the prestigious law firm Sanford Heisler Sharp, LLP, located in New York, New York, specializes exclusively in advocating for the rights of employees. Within her firm, she holds the role of co-chair for the Discrimination and Harassment Practice Group. With a decade of experience as a dedicated and knowledgeable attorney, Ms. Harwin adeptly handles a wide range of employment law matters, including:

  1. Addressing discrimination based on age, gender, disability, and race.
  2. Handling whistleblower and qui tam cases.
  3. Resolving wage and hour violations.
  4. Navigating matters related to FMLA, ERISA, and overtime pay.
  5. Tackling issues of sexual harassment.
  6. Addressing unlawful employment practices.
  7. Dealing with noncompete and non-solicitation agreements.

Ms. Harwin’s academic background includes a Bachelor of Arts degree, summa cum laude, from Harvard University in history, obtained in 2007. She pursued her legal studies at Yale Law School in New Haven, Connecticut, where she actively participated in the Supreme Court Advocacy Clinic and served as the managing editor of the Yale Journal of Law and Feminism. Ms. Harwin earned her Juris Doctor degree and became licensed to practice law in Maryland in 2011, subsequently obtaining licenses in the District of Columbia, New Jersey, and New York.

Renowned for her willingness to take on challenging cases that other law firms might decline, Ms. Harwin exhibits a compassionate approach in listening to her clients’ stories, comprehending the circumstances that led them to seek her assistance. She conducts thorough evaluations of all available evidence to identify instances where her clients have been treated unfairly and crafts effective strategies to represent them in court. Her remarkable track record includes securing millions of dollars in verdicts and settlements, with a total exceeding $40 million, across individual and class-action lawsuits.

In recognition of her achievements and unwavering dedication to pursuing justice, Ms. Harwin has garnered numerous awards and accolades. She was chosen for inclusion in The National Trial Lawyers’ Top 40 Under 40 Trial Lawyers in New York and was honored with recognition as part of the Labor & Employment Stars – Northeast by Benchmark Litigation for the years 2018, 2019, and 2020. Additionally, she boasts an “Excellent” rating on Avvo.

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