Jody Yetzer has been with the firm since 2001. Her area of practice is civil litigation with a focus on employment and civil rights. Jody has particular expertise representing plaintiffs in class action and pattern-and-practice employment discrimination cases, see e.g., Wright v. Stern, 01CV4437 (S.D.N.Y.), 553 F. Supp.2d 337 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) and 450 F. Supp.2d 335 (S.D.N.Y. 2006) (NYC agrees to pay $21 million to settle employment discrimination class action on behalf of African-American and Hispanic employees of the NYC Parks Department); Freeman v. City of New York, 13CV6329 (S.D.N.Y); Bebbs v. City of New York, 15CV8150 (S.D.N.Y.). She also has been actively involved in protecting the rights of public sector employee "whistleblowers", see e.g., Curry v. City of New York, Index No. 104146/11 (N.Y. Co. Sup. Ct.), and the liberty of persons subject to governmental misconduct influenced by political agendas, see, e.g., Victory v. Pataki, 2016 U.S. App. LEXIS 1623 (2d Cir. N.Y., Feb. 1, 2016). Jody practices in both federal and state courts and appears before administrative tribunals.
Prior to coming to the firm, Jody worked as an attorney for the American Civil Liberties Union’s Reproductive Freedom Project and for the Connecticut Civil Liberties Union. Prior to that, she clerked for the Honorable Alvin W. Thompson of the United States District Court for the District of Connecticut.
Member, Federal Bar Council, Inn of Court, 2003-2004.
Yale Law School (J.D. 1997); Editor, Yale Journal of Law and Feminism
Union College (B.A. 1994, summa cum laude); Phi Beta Kappa; Frank Bailey Prize for Most Distinguished Service