Katie L. Schwartz Joins Freeborn as Associate in Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups

NEW YORK –  Freeborn & Peters LLP is pleased to announce that Katie L. Schwartz has joined the Firm as an associate in the Litigation and Labor and Employment Practice Groups in the New York office.

“We are thrilled to welcome Katie to Freeborn’s New York office,” said Marc Zimmerman, Partner and Leader of the Labor and Employment Practice Group. “Katie brings valuable litigation experience to our Labor & Employment team that enhances our skillset and ability to provide winning strategies and service to our management clients.”

Katie has commercial and business litigation experience, and has represented clients in state and federal courts. She has additionally defended and prosecuted actions involving contract disputes, partnership disputes, breach of fiduciary duty, business torts (including fraud, tortious interference and unfair competition), cooperative law and rights of shareholders and members of LLCs. 

Prior to joining Freeborn, Katie worked as an Associate at Abrams, Fensterman, Fensterman, Eisman, Formato, Ferrara, Wolf & Carone, LLP in New York, where she conducted legal research on substantive and procedural law and regulations, analyzed client issues, and composed legal arguments in support of claims and defenses. During her time at Abrams Fensterman, she additionally worked on copyright and election law cases and Article 75 and Article 78 proceedings. Katie previously worked as a Judicial Intern for Hon. Cheryl Pollak, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, and a Litigation Paralegal at Cravath, Swaine & Moore.

Freeborn's Labor and Employment Practice Group litigates, advises, and counsels clients on all areas of labor and employment law, including breach of contract, non-compete and trade secrets agreements, breach of fiduciary duty, OSHA compliance, defamation, wrongful discharge, retaliation, and more. They help companies manage the many complex issues that arise in recruiting, employing, and retaining a diverse workforce in different workplace settings, including production facilities, restaurants, offices, and transportation terminals. The Labor and Employment Practice Group takes a practical and aggressive approach to representing our clients’ interests.

With over 90 litigators, Freeborn's Litigation Practice Group brings both bench strength and deep experience to each client matter. Known as a Litigation Powerhouse®, they are 'litigators first' and their philosophy is to prepare cases to be tried. Even when settlement is appropriate, we believe our trial-ready approach provides the best ultimate outcome.