cminniti@reedsmith.com

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Cindy is the Managing Partner of the New York office. In her practice, she represents management exclusively in labor and employment law, including litigation, counseling, arbitration and mediation with regard to employment discrimination, harassment, labor relations, and wage-hour compliance.

Awards & Recognition

  • Recognized by Legal 500 - Workplace and Employment Counseling, 2017
  • Cindy was selected to the 2017 Client Choice Awards list as the exclusive winner of the "Employment & Benefits Category" for New York. The list is issued by Lexology. A description of the selection methodology can be found at lexology.com.
  • Cindy was selected to the 2013-2017 “The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys – Up and Comers” list. The list is issued by Human Resources Executive magazine and Lawdragon.  A description of the selection methodology can be found at lawdragon.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.
  • Cindy was selected to the 2013-2015 Super Lawyers list. The Super Lawyers list is issued by Thomson Reuters. A description of the selection methodology can be found at superlawyers.com. No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey.

Notable Quotes

  • 21 July 2017 "New York City Employers: Rules Implementing Freelancer Act Take Effect" Society for Human Resource Management
  • 15 May 2017 "New law protecting freelancers goes into effect" Crain's New York Business
  • 20 December 2016 "The Top Employment Regulations of 2016" Law360
  • 21 October 2016 "Turning off the Tech: Reed Smith Disconnects to Brainstorm on Tech Solutions" Legaltech News
  • 22 October 2015 “The Push for Paid Paternity Leave” HR Executive Online
  • 2 January 2015 "New York Legislation And Regulation To Watch In 2015" Law360
  • 11 December 2014"3 Tips for Happy and Less Legally Risky Holidays" Corporate Counsel
  • 27 June 2014 "5 Ways Medical Pot Complicates Employment Law" New York Business Journal
  • 20 June 2014 "NY Pot Law Will See Courts Ask, 'Were You High On The Job?'" Law360
  • 14 March 2014 "Obama Signs Memo Telling DOL to Update, Streamline White-Collar Overtime Exemption" Bloomberg BNA
  • 14 March 2014 "White House Aims to Give More Workers Overtime Pay" Corporate Counsel

Credentials

  • St. John's University School of Law, 1999, J.D., cum laude, Notes and Comments Editor of St. John's Journal of Legal Commentary; Academic Achievement Award – Merit Scholarship
  • Pennsylvania State University, 1996, B.A., English, Spanish and Political Science Minors

  • New York

  • U.S. District Court - Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court - Southern District of New York

  • Arbitrator, Civil Court – New York County
  • Certified Mediator for the EEOC