Marc-Joseph Gansah



Marc-Joseph Gansah represents employers on a broad range of complex labor and employment matters. He develops efficient and effective solutions while keeping his clients' long-term goals at the forefront. Marc-Joseph is a pragmatic advocate for his clients. Marc-Joseph is also part of the firm's artificial intelligence and algorithmic decision-making (AI-X) team, assessing and evaluating the use of AI and algorithms in employment decisions. A native of Paris, he is fluent in French.


Marc-Joseph has a business mindset and understands the high stakes of litigating on behalf of his clients. When high-profile employers face allegations of wrongdoing and the specter of a public trial, Marc-Joseph's meticulous and fact-driven defense delivers favorable outcomes for employers. 

Marc-Joseph has prevailed against claims of sexual harassment, employment discrimination, whistleblowing, retaliation, breach of contract, failure to accommodate disabilities, wage and hour claims, and more. 

Corporate Transactions

Marc-Joseph negotiates, drafts, and reviews complex documents involving executive compensation agreements, severance and separation agreements, waivers and releases, nondisclosure agreements, and indemnity agreements.

Labor Law

Marc-Joseph handles various traditional labor matters for management under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) and the Labor Management Relations Act (LMRA). Marc-Joseph counsels clients on day-to-day labor/management issues (including union organizing and strike issues) and handles grievance/arbitration issues. He also has extensive experience in unfair labor practices and assists clients with the labor implications of corporate transactions.

Restrictive Covenants

Marc-Joseph also frequently litigates non-competition and other post-separation restrictive covenants. Marc-Joseph ensures that departing employees meet their legal obligations towards their previous employer or represents companies against claims that they have wrongfully poached an employee.

Marc-Joseph also represents employers seeking to prevent former employees' misappropriation of confidential business information.

Prior Experience

Marc-Joseph has served as an associate at New York law firms, representing employers in the financial, real estate, food, hospitality, retail and technology industries. Marc-Joseph regularly advises clients on various employment-related issues, focusing on avoiding litigation. He regularly conducts internal investigations related to allegations of discrimination against protected classes, human resources, and wage and hour audits. He negotiates drafts and revises various employment-related documents. Marc-Joseph previously served as a judicial intern to Honorable Judge Denny Chin at the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Personal Interests

Marc-Joseph is an avid snowboarder and soccer aficionado. He is also passionate about aviation with the goal to earn a pilot license and fly around the country during his leisure time.


Bar Admissions

New Jersey
New York

Court Admissions

New York Supreme Court
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York




Fordham University School of Law
J.D. Fordham Journal of Corporate and Financial Law (staff member) (2016)

University of Baltimore
B.S. in International Business (2012)

Insights & Events

Other Perspectives
  • Dissecting challenges to employers’ diversity programs
    Indiana Employment Law Letter, September 1, 2023
    Great Lakes Employment Law Letter, Vol. 4, No. 9, September 2023

Firm Blog Contributions

  • LaborSphere – a resource providing coverage and insights on breaking cases, recently enacted legislation and a broad range of labor issues

Leadership & Community

Pro Bono

  • Successfully obtained a Permanent Resident Card for a Gay Asylum applicant

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association - Labor & Employment Section
  • New York City Bar Association — Labor and Employment Law Committee
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Employment and Labor Section
  • French American Chamber of Commerce
  • European American Chamber of Commerce
  • New York County Lawyers Association — Labor and Employment Committee
  • French American Bar Association

Civic Activities

  • Practice Attorneys for Law Students – Mentor
  • Fordham University Alumni Association – Member, Mentor
  • Lion's Club - Member


  • Faegre Drinker — Pro Bono Honor Roll, 2022
  • The National Black Lawyers Association — Top 40 Under 40 (New Jersey), 2021-23
  • New Jersey Super Lawyers — Rising Star, 2023
Awards Methodology
No aspect of these recognitions has been approved by the highest court of any state.
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