Janet C. Neschis is the Co-Chair of McLaughlin & Stern's Employment Department and a member of the firm's Litigation Department. Ms. Neschis is a graduate of NYU Law School, where she was a recipient of the Moot Court Advocacy Award and was an editor on the Moot Court Board.
Ms. Neschis has a broad range of experience in civil litigation matters, including labor and employment law, defamation, securities fraud, and intellectual property, as well as general commercial matters.
Ms. Neschis specializes in employment discrimination matters and has represented both individual plaintiffs and corporate defendants on issues of gender, age, race and ethnicity. She has represented plaintiffs at the management or professional level against such defendants as Goldman Sachs, Coudert Brother, Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, New York Life Insurance Company, The Wall Street Journal and the New York City Police Department and the MTA. Ms. Neschis is a strong believer in alternative dispute resolution and has successfully represented both plaintiffs and defendants in mediation. Ms. Neschis also represents executives in the negotiation of employment agreements.
Ms. Neschis has successfully argued numerous appeals, including an appeal to the Second Circuit which defined when the statute of limitations begins to run in a case of constructive discharge.
In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Neschis has represented clients with major art collections and has dealt extensively with both museums and auction houses. Ms. Neschis helped negotiate a gift to the Metropolitan Museum of Art of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman collection of 20th century European art, which is on permanent exhibit at the museum. The museum's then director, Philippe de Montebello, described the gift at the time as the most important gift ever to the museum's 20th century department and one of the most important gifts to any department in the museum. Ms. Neschis is also a director of the Jacques and Natasha Gelman Foundation which provides support for the visual arts.
Ms. Neschis is rated AV preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell and was selected as a Legal Elite in Avenue Magazine's August 2011 edition and in Avenue Magazine's October 2011 and 2012 Legal Elite/NYC's Top Women Attorneys list, Avenue Magazines, 2014 Legal Elite and by Super Lawyers in 2014, 2015 and 2016, and is a fellow of the Litigation Counsel of America.