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Steven D. Hurd

Steven D. Hurd

Proskauer Rose LLP

New York, NY, USA

Steven D. Hurd is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group and Media & Entertainment Industry Group.

For over 20 years, Steve’s practice has been concentrated in the area of employment litigation. He provides advice to clients concerning litigation avoidance, litigation strategy, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Steve has extensive trial and appellate experience, in both federal and state courts focusing on claims of alleged individual and class discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, whistleblowing and retaliation, defamation, fraud, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and other statutory and common law claims.

In addition to his litigation experience, Steve helps his clients stay in compliance with the ever-changing employment laws and regulations with respect to FLSA and state law wage and hour requirements by providing advice and conducting comprehensive audits. Steve also conducts investigations pertaining to reductions-in-force and individual employee terminations, as well as claims of gender, race, national origin, and disability discrimination.

Steve has litigated employment related lawsuits in federal and state courts around the U.S., including in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

A noted speaker and author on employment-related topics, Steve has been quoted in a variety of media outlets including Reuters, Employment Law360, Forbes, Bloomberg Radio, Business Insurance, Human Resource Executive, Daily Labor Report, and Corporate Counsel.

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit

U.S. District Court, Colorado

U.S. District Court, Michigan, Eastern District

U.S. District Court, New York, Eastern District

U.S. District Court, New York, Northern District

U.S. District Court, New York, Southern District

U.S. District Court, Connecticut


New York State Bar Association

New York City Bar Association

Federal Bar Council

Awards & Recognition

The Legal 500 United States: Labor & Employment Litigation 2012-2014

New York Super Lawyers 2012-2015

Related Practices

Employment Litigation & Arbitration

Class & Collective Actions


Wage and Hour


Albany Law School of Union University, J.D., 1994
magna cum laude

University of Notre Dame, B.A., 1991
cum laude

Admissions & Qualifications

New York



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