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Edgar M. Rivera

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

381 Park Ave S, #1220
New York, New York 10016

Edgar M. Rivera 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, New Jersey and Florida. 

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. 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 for the Southern District of New York, 2015
United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2015
United States District Court, District of New Jersey, 2014
United States District Court, District of Colorado, 2015
United States District Court for the Southern District of Florida, 2018
United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, 2018
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).

Client Reviews
★★★★★
"Thank you for all your help. I appreciate your work. I am grateful for the outcome of our case but I wish in future cases with pregnant women you will get a lot of publicity and make a difference in the mentality of our society, and prevent it from happening in the future." A.L.
★★★★★
"I just wanted to take time out to say THANK YOU. Words cannot describe how grateful and blessed I feel right now. It has been a long and difficult battle for me. Thank you for believing in me and taking on this case. You have lifted an enormous amount of weight off my shoulders. I am confident God will allow a victorious outcome for all of us, we deserve it!" S.D.
★★★★★
"I just read an article about unpaid interns filing a lawsuit and I thought of you guys. Hope we see more lawsuits like this. Lawyers like you are making the workplace better for employees with the work you do. They've been paying on time. Thanks so much - been helping a lot and taking a huge weight off. Wishing you well." J.
★★★★★
"I just want to say Thank You for being so professional, supportive, dedicated and pleasant throughout the past few months. I am so glad I found your firm and I really appreciate all your hard work and determination. It really made a difficult time that much easier, thank you! Best wishes to you both." V.