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Brian Kaplan

Brian Kaplan

DLA Piper LLP (US)

New York, NY, USA

Brian Kaplan has more than two decades of experience representing employers and prominent senior executives in all aspects of employment-related litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels.

His litigation experience includes defense of claims of discrimination, retaliation and harassment; disputes involving the enforcement of employment contracts and non-competition covenants; and tort claims such as fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, tortious interference and defamation. Brian also advises clients on a broad variety of subjects, including: terminations and other disciplinary actions; employment, consulting and separation agreements; investigations of alleged harassment and other employee misconduct; employment policies and practices; and litigation avoidance.

Brian has been selected as one of The Best Lawyers in America in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016 in the area of Litigation - Labor & Employment; listed among New York Metro Super Lawyers in 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016; recognized by Legal 500 as a leading litigator in the Labor and Employment Disputes category; and recognized as a Top-Rated, AV Preeminent Lawyer in Labor & Employment by American Lawyer Media and Martindale-Hubbell.



Harvard Law School J.D.

University of Pennsylvania B.S.
magna cum laude
Benjamin Franklin Scholar
General Honors Program


New Jersey

New York


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