Rita Lenane-Massey


Rita Lenane-Massey

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Rita Lenane-Massey is an associate in our commercial litigation department where she handles a range of cases for clients in the financial services, technology and fashion industries. Rita also has handled a number of matters in employment law, including discrimination, whistleblower and wage and hour suits.  She has been involved in representing both plaintiffs and defendants, and her experience in this area of the law ranges from discrimination actions involving some of the world’s largest investment banks and hedge funds to representing fast food workers, cable technicians, restaurant employees and livery drivers.

Rita held numerous internships during law school, including in the immigration non-profit and government sectors, and she also spent a semester interning in the chambers of the Hon. Ronald L. Ellis, Magistrate Judge for the Southern District of New York.  While in law school, she was awarded a Jacob Burns Medal and selected for membership in the Order of the Coif.

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Industry Experience


Intellectual Property Litigation
  • Co-Managed Litigation and Discovery Strategy on Federal Actions
    • Represented a client in a suite of ongoing trademark enforcement actions in TTAB and federal court across the country. Co-managed litigation and discovery strategy on 10+ federal actions.
  • Represented Small Business Owners in Copyright Infringement
    • Represented and defended small business owners in a copyright infringement action, including successfully reopening default judgments and achieving favorable settlements for the clients.
Labor, Employment and Executive Compensation
  • Assisted in Achieving Millions for Clients in Employer-Employee Mediations
    • Represented numerous employees as second chair on multiple wage and hour class action and discrimination mediations, helping achieve millions of dollars in settlements for the clients.
  • Consultant for Michelin-starred Restaurant and Courier Delivery Co.
    • Provided employment consulting for a Michelin-starred restaurant and rapidly-growing courier delivery company.
  • Aided in Achieving $2 Million Judgement for Sexual Assault Victim
    • Represented a sexual assault victim (including handling papers on damages and attorneys’ fees) that resulted in a $2 million judgment in the client’s favor.