D. Maimon KirschenbaumManaging Partner
D. Maimon Kirschenbaum has worked at Joseph & Kirschenbaum since graduating from law school and became a partner in 2007. He now manages the firm and maintains an active docket.
Maimon established Joseph & Kirschenbaum as one of New York City’s leading law firms representing restaurant and hospitality employees with wage and hour claims. He brought some of the earliest wage and hour class actions against New York City restaurants, including cases against Nobu, Heartland Brewery, Jean-Georges, and more. In the process, Maimon has recovered tens of millions of dollars for restaurant workers and become well known throughout the New York City hospitality industry and its lawyers as a dedicated and effective advocate for workers.
In addition to his hospitality practice, Maimon represents employees in all industries – including financial services, technology, medicine, real estate, retail, and more – in wage and hour, discrimination, and harassment matters. Maimon has successfully litigated against employers ranging in size from Fortune 500 companies to mom and pop local businesses, and he routinely represents individuals in severance negotiations. A federal judge has recognized Maimon, along with Joseph & Kirschenbaum partner Denise Schulman, as being the "best in breed" of wage and hour attorneys.
Maimon is a frequent speaker on both employment law in general and specifically on his experience fighting for marginalized workers in the restaurant and hospitality industry. He has also is a frequent guest lecturer to a Fordham Law School class on wage theft. Maimon’s work has been recognized in numerous media outlets, including The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Post, The New York Daily News, Crain's New York Business, New York Magazine, The International Herald-Tribune, The American Lawyer, Fox Business and CNN. Maimon was selected by Super Lawyers® as a Rising Star in 2014 and as a Super Lawyer from 2015 to 2023.Notable Results
- $16 million for a class of bankers that asserted claims for unpaid overtime
- $8.5 million settlement for a class of banquet servers with claims for unpaid service charge
- $8.4 million settlement for a class of delivery drivers who were paid biweekly instead of weekly
- $7.5 million settlement for a group of delivery drivers who were classified as independent contractors and were not paid an overtime premium
- $5.25 million settlement for a class of tipped employees of a New York restaurant group with wage theft and tip theft claims
- $2.5 million settlement for a class of tipped employees of a high-end New York City restaurant with wage and hour claims
- $1.165 million settlement of sales manager’s sexual orientation discrimination and retaliation claims
- $750,000 settlement of professional employee’s pregnancy/caregiver discrimination and retaliation claims
- $550,000 settlement for a pharmaceutical executive with sexual harassment claims
U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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J.D. , Fordham University School of Law