Michael R. Minkoff is a Partner in Joseph & Norinsberg LLC’s employment practice. He has extensive experience advocating for individuals and groups of workers who were cheated out of their hard-earned wages; combating discrimination and harassment in the workplace; and protecting whistleblowers who have reported fraud and other wrongdoing. Michael has served as lead counsel in over 200 matters including lawsuits filed in federal and state courts, and administrative actions before federal, state, and local agencies. Federal and state courts have also both appointed Michael as class counsel in several unpaid wage class actions involving multiple industries including hospitality, construction, health care, logistics, and financial services. Whether litigating matters in court or resolving disputes before the need to file arises, Michael has helped clients achieve the results they deserve both in and out of court.
Prior to joining the firm, Michael worked for plaintiffs’ rights law firms focusing primarily on wage and hour and discrimination matters. Michael has also worked as a law clerk to the counsel to the court for the United States Court of Appeals for Veterans Claims in Washington, D.C.
Michael is admitted to practice in New York and New Jersey, as well as federal district courts for the Northern, Eastern, and Southern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey. Before beginning his practice, Michael earned his Juris Doctorate from The George Washington University Law School in 2013, cum laude, and obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Boston College in 2009, summa cum laude.