Practice areas

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

Focus areas

Americans with Disabilities Act, Asbestos, Class Actions, Disability, Discrimination, Employment Discrimination, Employment Law – Employee, Employment Law – Employer, Labor Law, Native Peoples Law, Police Misconduct, Race Discrimination, Retaliation, Sexual Harassment, Toxic Torts, Unions, Wage & Hour Laws, Whistleblower, Wrongful Termination

Innessa M. Huot is a Partner at the New York office of the firm, where she also serves as the Chair of the firm’s Employment Practice Group.

Ms. Huot specializes in representing workers across the United States, handling both individual and class action lawsuits. Her extensive legal experience spans federal and state courts, encompassing cases related to FLSA claims, state wage and hour violations, discrimination and harassment allegations, retaliation matters, FMLA and ADA violations, breach of contract disputes, and other employment-related grievances. Notably, Ms. Huot has taken on prominent businesses and corporations as lead or co-lead counsel, securing successful settlements that have amounted to millions of dollars in compensation for her clients.

Some of Ms. Huot’s recent non-confidential class action settlements include the following cases: Feliciano, et al. v. Metro. Transp. Auth., et al., No. 18-cv-00026-VSB (S.D.N.Y. Feb. 21, 2020) ($5.4 million settlement); Morell, et al. v. NYC Green Transp. Grp., LLC, et al., No. 1:18-cv-00918-PKC-VMS (E.D.N.Y. May 8, 2019) ($700,000 settlement, covering 100% of wage damages and an additional 75% of liquidated damages); Izzio, et al. v. Century Golf Partners Mgmt., L.P., 3:14-cv-03194-M (N.D. Tex. Feb. 13, 2019) ($1.425 million settlement); Reeves, et al. v. La Pecora Bianca, Inc, et al., No. 151153/2018 (N.Y. Sup. Ct.) ($462,500 settlement, representing 100% of economic damages); Run Them Sweet, LLC v. CPA Global LTD, et al., No. 1:16-cv-1347 (E.D. Va. Oct. 6, 2017) ($5.6 million settlement); Strong, et al. v. Safe Auto Ins. Grp., Inc., et al., Case No. 2:16-cv-765 (S.D. Ohio Aug. 28, 2017) ($250,000 settlement, covering 82% of unpaid overtime and statutory damages); and Foster, et al. v. L-3 Commc’ns EoTech, Inc., et al., No. 6:15-cv-03519-BCW (W.D. Mo. July 7, 2017) ($51 million settlement).

Ms. Huot has consistently earned recognition as a “Super Lawyer” since 2017 and has been honored with inclusion in the America’s Top 100 High Stakes Litigators list. She actively participates in various bar associations, including the Brooklyn Bar Association’s Young Lawyers Section, American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment, and the National Employment Lawyers Association (NELA).

Education-wise, Ms. Huot holds a J.D., magna cum laude, from Pace Law School and an M.B.A. in Finance, summa cum laude, from Pace Lubin School of Business. She graduated from Syracuse University with a B.A., summa cum laude, in Political Science and International Relations.

Ms. Huot holds licenses to practice law in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut, and she is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern District, Eastern District, Western District, and Northern District of New York, the District of New Jersey, and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

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