Todd A. Gutfleisch
17 State Street, 7th Floor
New York, NY 10004
Telephone (212) 847-7905
Facsimile (212) 847-7955

Employment Law
Arbitration, Litigation, and Mediation

Professional Profile:
Todd Gutfleisch is a partner with the firm. He concentrates his practice in Employment Law and Litigation.

Mr. Gutfleisch represents clients in all aspects of the employment relationship, both within and outside the financial services industry. In addition to counseling clients on their employment contracts and severance agreements, Mr. Gutfleisch negotiates and litigates compensation and related disputes, as well as claims of breach of contract, unlawful termination, defamation, discrimination, whistleblowing and retaliation. Mr. Gutfleisch has appeared before arbitration panels at FINRA (and its predecessors, the NASD and NYSE), and the American Arbitration Association. In addition, Mr. Gutfleisch has litigated cases in both state and federal trial and appellate courts. Mr. Gutfleisch also specializes in wage-and-hour class actions, including claims for failure to pay overtime, incorrect designations, and unlawful deductions from compensation.

Prior to joining Wechsler & Cohen, LLP, Mr. Gutfleisch was an Executive Director at JP Morgan Chase & Co. where he worked for almost fifteen years representing the Bank in a wide range of employment matters. Mr. Gutfleisch had primary responsibility for employment law issues in JP Morgan’s investment bank, and was responsible for all wage-and-hour class action litigation and compliance.

New York, 1995
New Jersey, 1994
U.S. Supreme Court, 2007
U.S. Court of Appeals Second Circuit, 2000
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York, 1995
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 1995
U.S. District Court for the Western District of New York, 2001

Recent Trends Under the Fair Labor Standards Act, 37th Annual Institute on Employment Law, Practicing Law Institute, 2008

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 1994 J.D. cum laude

Stevens Institute of Technology, 1988 B.E.E.E.