Marc-Joseph Gansah

Associate

Overview

Marc-Joseph Gansah represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment matters in connection with litigation and counseling related to various federal, state, and local laws. Marc-Joseph is a pragmatic advocate for his clients. He develops efficient and effective solutions while keeping his clients' long-term goals at the forefront. He has experience representing clients before the Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), the Judicial Arbitration and Mediation Services, Inc. (JAMS), and the American Arbitration Association (AAA). A native of Paris, he is fluent in French.

 

Litigation

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. He also represents employers seeking to prevent former employees' misappropriation of confidential business information and represents companies against claims that they have wrongfully poached an employee. His representative matters have included:

  • Successfully dismissing a $6 million claim of constructive discharge in FINRA arbitration.
  • Dismissed a $5 million claim of CEPA whistleblowing retaliation before JAMS.
  • Defended multiple charges of discrimination before the EEOC and state agencies alleging harassment, discrimination, or failure to provide reasonable accommodations.
  • Represented a large hospital in a religious discrimination case.
  • Represented a media company in a successor liability case.

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.

Credentials

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

Languages

French

Education

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)

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

Honors

  • National Black Lawyers Association — NJ Top 40 Under 40, 2021

Awards Methodology

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