Valerie K. Ferrier
Labor and Employment Law
New York, Virginia
Ms. Ferrier is a Partner and head of MCB’s Labor and Employment Practice Group. Ms. Ferrier is an experienced trial attorney, offering advice and counseling to clients regarding compliance issues to mitigate and manage risk. She also provides handbook and policy updates, and management and employee training.
Ms. Ferrier has experience defending discrimination claims, including those brought under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the First and Fourteenth Amendments, and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Her practice includes the defense of wage and hour and misclassification claims, both single plaintiff and class and collective actions, under the Fair Labor Standards Act and the New York Labor Law. Ms. Ferrier has successfully defended both state and federal jury and bench trials, and has experience with state and federal appellate practice.
Earlier in her career, Ms. Ferrier served as managing partner of the New York office of a Florida-based commercial defense firm. She also worked for nearly eight years as in-house counsel for agencies of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, ultimately attaining the position of Executive Agency Counsel.
Ms. Ferrier earned her J.D. from St. John’s University School of Law in 2007 and her B.A. from Simon’s Rock College of Bard. She is admitted to practice in New York, Virginia, and New York federal courts.
To schedule an arbitration with Ms. Ferrier, or to obtain her fee schedule, please contact or call (212) 465-1128.