Holly Weiss is a partner with Schulte Roth & Zabel, where she focuses her practice on the representation of employers, primarily in financial services, in all aspects of employment law and employee relations. She also serves as co-head of the firm’s Cybersecurity Group. Holly litigates disputes involving restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, executive compensation, employment agreements, statutory employment discrimination claims, and common law tort and contract claims in federal and state courts, before administrative and government agencies and in arbitral forums. She advises employers on employment law compliance, best practices, human resources matters, hiring and termination, and litigation avoidance; drafts and negotiates employment agreements, separation agreements, data security and privacy policies and other employment-related agreements; and provides training and conducts investigations.
Holly is ranked as a leading lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America and as one of the “Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area” by New York Super Lawyers. She also serves as a member of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association. A recognized thought leader, Holly has authored or co-authored numerous articles of interest to employers, recent examples of which include “SCOTUS to Tackle Interaction of FAA, NLRA on Arbitration Agreement Issue” and “‘Scrollwrap’ Agreement to Arbitrate Held Enforceable While ‘Clickwrap’ Is Not,” both appearing as part of the regular column she co-authors for the New York Law Journal. She co-authored Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, published by ALM Law Journal Press and wrote a Practice Note for Practical Law on “Hedge Fund Employee Compensation.” A highly sought-after speaker, Holly recently discussed “Labor Law – Overview Regarding Intro 1253 from an Attorney’s Perspective” at the McLagan Alternative Asset Management Fall Conference, covered “Employment-Related Developments Impacting Hiring: Ban on Inquiries Relating to Compensation History, Ban the Box, and Credit History” at Goldman Sachs 12th Annual Hedge Fund Human Capital Management Seminar and discussed “Avoiding Litigation in Workforce Cases” at Benchmark Women in Litigation East conference. Holly earned a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law and a B.A. from Emory University.