PAMELA A. FREDERICK

ASSOCIATE

Pamela Frederick represents clients involved in commercial, corporate and employment law litigation in state and federal courts. Pamela also counsels clients on federal, state and local employment laws.

Practices

Education

St. John’s University School of Law (J.D., 2016)

Temple University (B.A., 2011)

Bar Admissions

2017, New York State Court

2017, EDNY

2017, SDNY

Insights

NY District Court Expands the Reach of the FFCRA

August 17, 2020

By Opinion and Order dated August 3, 2020 in the case of State of New York v. United States Department of Labor, Judge J. Paul Oetken, of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, invalidated four key components of the regulations issued by the Department of Labor (“DOL”) clarifying the…

#MeToo Breaks New Ground for Corporate Liability Under Federal Securities Laws

June 17, 2020

The legal landscape has changed dramatically since the commencement of the #MeToo movement. Companies’ potential exposure to employment law liability has significantly increased, but now employment claims are not the only ones requiring the attention of the corporate world. A new ground for liability against corporations and their high-level executives has emerged under the federal securities…

Trademark Infringers Beware: Willful Infringement No Longer a Requirement for Damages

June 2, 2020

The U.S. Supreme Court recently settled a long-standing split among the federal appeals courts concerning whether a plaintiff alleging trademark infringement under the Lanham Act must first demonstrate the defendant acted willfully in order to recover a disgorgement of profits. Justice Gorsuch, writing for the Court, rejected Second Circuit authority and held that mens rea, or…

Private Investment Funds & Capital Commitments: Force Majeure as Investors’ Defense Du Jour?

April 8, 2020

Investment funds continue to grapple with COVID-19, responding to fluctuating financial markets and the ongoing economic, strategic and practical challenges facing them. During this tumultuous period, the funds’ limited partners, perhaps struggling with liquidity issues of their own, may be at risk of defaulting on capital calls triggered by the funds and their general partners. These defaults…

Is Your Business in Compliance with the SHIELD Act?

April 7, 2020

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo signed the Stop Hacks and Improve Electronic Data Act (the “SHIELD Act”), amending New York’s data breach laws (N.Y. Gen. Bus. Law § 899-aa) to address the growing cybersecurity risks faced by businesses, employees and consumers. The SHIELD Act now requires businesses and employers collecting private information of New York residents,…

COVID-19: Important Changes to Employment Laws

March 23, 2020

Federal and state laws have quickly evolved to offer relief to various groups of employees unable to work due to the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. The following summary is intended to be a general guideline, as there are nuances which may affect each particular situation. New York State has recently passed emergency legislation to provide sick…