Overview

Kerry Zaroogian’s focus is presenting clients with pragmatic and business-based solutions to their employment challenges. She has represented clients in a wide array of industries, including financial services, technology, health care, entertainment and luxury retail.

Kerry has significant experience drafting and negotiating employment-related contracts, including employment, consulting, freelance, international assignment, retention and partnership agreements, among others. She brings that same dexterity to exit arrangements, including severance and withdrawal agreements. She also provides best-in-class counsel to executive teams regarding restrictive covenants and lift-outs, assists management teams in resolving employment and executive compensation issues stemming from corporate transactions, and goes to bat for clients facing contractual disputes.

Previous Experience

Before she joined the firm’s labor & employment group, Kerry was an associate in the transactional practice group at a nationally recognized employment law firm based in New York City. She drafted and negotiated a profusion of contracts, counseled clients regarding restrictive covenant and contract disputes, and served as liaison with tax counsel on all issues arising under Sections 280G and 409A of the tax code and with international counsel regarding overseas employment arrangements.

Prior to that position, Kerry worked as an associate at a firm based in White Plains, New York representing individuals and small businesses in issues arising under antidiscrimination, whistleblower, family and medical leave, retirement benefits, and wage and hour laws. During her time there, Kerry represented clients in administrative hearings, mediations and appellate courts. She has experience managing e-discovery and drafting document requests, interrogatories and requests for admissions, as well as summary judgment motions and appeals to the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

Personal Interests

Outside of work, Kerry loves trying new restaurants and recipes, spending time with her husband and daughter, and cheering on her beloved Minnesota sports teams.

Services & Industries

Credentials

Bar Admissions

New York
Minnesota

Court Admissions

U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York

Education

Northeastern University School of Law
J.D. Dean's Scholar, Northeastern University Law Journal (articles editor) (2014)

Brandeis University
B.A. in American Studies and Spanish, cum laude (2011)

Leadership & Community

Professional Associations

  • American Bar Association – Labor & Employment Section, 2016-present
  • New York City Bar Association – Labor & Employment Committee, 2019-20; New Lawyers Practice & Skills Committee Chair, 2016-19
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