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Edgar M. Rivera

Associate
erivera@theharmanfirm.com
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Office: 212.425.2600 Ext: 6
Mobile: 646.400.2249
Fax: 212.202.3926

234 5th Ave, #409
New York, New York 10001

Edgar M. Rivera has been an Associate with The Harman Firm, LLP since 2014 and is an aggressive and zealous advocate for employees who have been subjected to harassment, discrimination, retaliation, and wage-and-hour violations.  Edgar has represented hundreds of employees in individual, multi-plaintiff, collective- and class action litigation before state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey.  Edgar is integral in growing The Harman Firm, LLP's Florida New Jersey offices.   

 

Edgar is a member of the National Employment Lawyer Association ("NELA"), where he participates in NELA's discussion boards and conferences, including the annual Trial Boot Camp in Chicago.  Edgar also regularly represents claimants in Department of Labor Unemployment Insurance proceedings.  He is published in the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Journal, serves as the editor of the New York Employment Attorney Blog, The Harman Firm, LLP's employment law blog, and frequently speaks on issues in employment law.  He has also appeared on a PIX 11 segment “Know Your Rights: Harassment in the Workplace,” where he discussed identifying and reporting sexual harassment in the workplace.

 

While at Fordham Law School, Edgar interned with Judge Jaime Ríos of the Queens County Supreme Court and with JPMorgan Chase in the Legal and Compliance Department. He also was a member of the Urban Law Journal.

Education

J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 2014
Urban Law Journal, Staff Member
Unemployment Action Center, Staff Member
Universal Justice, Alumni Outreach Chair
Latin American Law Student Association, Firm Relations Chair
2012 Puerto Rican Bar Association Scholarship Recipient
2012 Puerto Rican Bar Association Moot Court Competitor

B.A., Fordham University, 2011
Major in Philosophy
Minor in Mathematics

Jurisdictions Admitted to Practice State of New York, 2015
State of New Jersey, 2014
State of Florida, 2018
United States District Court of the Southern District of New York, 2015
United States District Court of the Eastern District of New York, 2015
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2014
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2015
Professional & Bar Association Memberships

National Employment Lawyers Association
Member Since: 2015

New York State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

New Jersey State Bar Association
Member Since: 2012

New York City Bar Association
Member Since: 2015

Languages

English

Spanish

Publications

“Disconnect Between Liability Under Federal Law and Conduct Perceived as Harmful with Respect to Workplace Harassment,” co-authored with Walker G. Harman, New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Journal, Vol. 41, No. 1 (2016).