The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC

New York Employment Lawyers

Firm Overview

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC located in New York City

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC provides exceptional legal representation to clients in employment law and employment-related matters in New York throughout the United States, and internationally, counseling and representing executives, professionals, and businesses in cases involving employment law, employment-related litigation, executive compensation, business and regulatory offenses, and corporate investigation matters.

Our attorneys give you the guidance you need

Our lawyers know that if you or your business are in the midst of a discrimination complaint, employment dispute, or litigation, all other business can come to a halt. Dealing with a lawsuit eats up valuable time, money, and resources that could be used elsewhere to further your goals. Just as important, it can damage your reputation in the community and have a negative impact on your bottom line. That is where our New York employment law attorneys come to your aid. Our experienced trial attorneys have successfully handled hundreds of courtroom cases, so you know that we have what it takes to win. We also provide assistance for legal issues involving the various types of discrimination claims, including: race, religion, gender, age, and disability.

Furthermore, if you have been fortunate enough to avoid employment discrimination lawsuits, our New York employment law lawyers can show you how to continue doing so. Rapid changes in employment law mean that you need to be constantly on the lookout for discriminatory practices in your organization, or even the appearance of them. Our staff can demonstrate how to promote workplace fairness in practices such as hiring, promotions, vacation time, severance pay, and termination.

Employment lawyers that you can count on

Whether leading the way in the negotiation of executive compensation, complex employment and business-related litigation, sensitive internal investigations, government and agency investigation or prosecution of work-related matters, our law firm is dedicated to delivering maximum results.

Contact our employment attorneys in New York today

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC has the experienced New York employment attorneys you need. We seek to provide a cost-effective strategy tailored to your or your business' goals. To learn more about how we can help you, complete our contact form, or call us at 212-486-7005.

Main Office

Main Office
60 East 42nd Street, Suite 1420
NY NY 10165




Providing Experienced Legal Assistance

Practice areas of The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC provides legal assistance in multiple areas, including employment law, employment-related litigation, corporate and government investigations, and business law. The entire staff is dedicated to providing effective legal assistance to executives and other professionals while handling each case with sensitivity and respect. We keep open lines of communication throughout the entire process so that our clients can make informed decisions related to their legal issues.

Please review the additional information about our practice areas by clicking the links below:

Employment Law
Federal Employment Law
Business and Employment-Related Litigation
Executive Representation
Employer Counseling and Training
Business & Regulatory Offense/Corporate Investigations
Business Law
Age Discrimination
Gender Discrimination
Racial Discrimination
Pregnancy Discrimination
Common Discrimination Lawsuits
Sexual Harassment
Workplace Harassment
Harassment Laws
Wage and Hour Claims
Prevailing Wage Law
Overtime Laws
Wrongful Termination
Whistleblower Law
Family and Medical Leave Act
Non Compete Agreements
Severance Agreements
Employee Handbook & Policies
Anti-Harassment EEO Training
Employment Mediation
Why you need to know about employment laws

New York employment laws are heavily weighted toward protecting employees. They seek to prevent businesses from performing illegal and discriminatory practices while penalizing those engaging in such actions. Unfortunately, laws can change rapidly, and well-meaning employers can find themselves the subject of litigation simply because of the appearance of wrongdoing. When that happens, you need to take action fast, safeguarding the well-being and reputation of your business. Whether you believe that you need an update on relevant employment statutes, or are involved in intense litigation, our skilled and protective New York employment attorneys are the answer to your concerns.

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC prides itself on its record of achievement, and in the abilities, experiences, and professionalism of our attorneys. We invite your inquiry into any of the services of our law firm. While our office is in New York City, we provide legal guidance to clients throughout New York, the United States, and the world where individuals or employers have issues or questions concerning United States employment laws.

Contact us regarding employment law today

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC has the experienced professionals you need, ones that are intimately familiar with employment laws. We seek to provide a cost-effective strategy tailored to your individual goals. To learn more about how we can help you, complete our contact form, or call us at 212-486-7005.

Laura Watanabe

The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC

Experience and professional profile

When you need an experienced employment law attorney, Ms. Watanabe has outstanding legal acumen, skill, and knowledge. With decades of experience, she provides the understanding and familiarity with employment law you need. Her experience as a former prosecutor gives her an edge over the competition, allowing her to apply her courtroom skills to employment situations. The number of trials she has tried or overseen leaves no doubt about her courtroom talents.


Born: South Amboy, New Jersey, May 29, 1961

Education: Clarion University of Pennsylvania, B.S., 1983, New England School of Law, J.D., 1986

Practice Areas: Labor and employment, civil litigation, sexual harassment, wrongful termination, discrimination, and employee benefits.

Admissions: 1987, New York. 1993, U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York. 2002, California and U.S. District Court, Northern and Central Districts of California. U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 2009, Connecticut.

Miscellaneous Information: Assistant District Attorney, Deputy Bureau Chief, Kings County District Attorney's Office, 1986-1992. Associate, Jackson Lewis, LLP, 1992-2000. Of Counsel, Morrison & Foerster, LLP, 2000-2002.


Laura A. Watanabe is a founding member of The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC. Her practice concentrates exclusively in the area of labor and employment law, focusing on the counseling and litigation of labor and employment matters. In representing management, executives, and employees, her practice addresses aspects of the law such as compensation, benefits, and pension matters, wage and hour issues, non-compete and non-disclosure agreements, actions for breach of contract and wrongful termination, and claims involving sex, race, national origin, age, disability and religious discrimination.

Ms. Watanabe represents clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies. She has extensive litigation experience, having successfully tried labor and employment cases before federal and state courts throughout the United States as well as before various administrative agencies. Some of these agencies include the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, the New York State Division on Human Rights, the New York City Commission on Human Rights, the National Labor Relations Board, and the California Fair Employment and Housing Commission.

Ms. Watanabe regularly conducts training workshops on matters concerning sexual harassment, employment discrimination, issues facing start-up and emerging growth companies, and compliance with wage and hour laws.

Prior to founding The Watanabe Law Firm, LLC, Ms. Watanabe practiced labor and employment law at international and national law firms. She began her legal career as an Assistant District Attorney. As a Deputy Bureau Chief in the Kings County District Attorney's Office in Brooklyn, New York, she taught trial practice after having prosecuted homicide and sex crime cases.

Ms. Watanabe received her B.S. from Clarion University of Pennsylvania in 1983, where she was a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and her J.D. from New England School of Law in 1986. She is a member of the New York State, Connecticut State, and California State Bars, and is admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York, the United States District Courts for the Northern and Central Districts of California, and before the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit.

Laura Watanabe can be contacted at 212-486-7005 or by e-mail at

Contact Laura Watanabe today

As a New York employment lawyer, Laura Watanabe has the experience you need and knows how to get the job done. To learn more about how we can help you, complete our contact form, or call us at 212-486-7005.