John Beranbaum has spent the better part of three decades advocating for the rights of employees to work in an environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. He has represented employees at the trial and appellate levels, including two employment discrimination cases in which the jury returned seven-figure verdicts for his clients, and a whistleblower action brought against a drug manufacturer leading toa $42 million settlement, of which $5.7 million was allocated to his client. Mr. Beranbaum has successfully litigated numerous sexual and racial harassment cases, as well as three cases vindicating the constitutional rights of governmental employees to speak out about matters of public concern.
A graduate of Yale College and NYU Law School, Mr. Beranbaum co-founded Beranbaum Menken LLP. Previously, he worked as a legal services lawyer and a disability rights advocate. Mr. Beranbaum is a member of the National Employment Lawyers Association/New York Executive Board and serves as a mediator for the U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York