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  • Emanuel Kataev Associate
  • Phone: 516-328-8899

    Fax: 516-328-0082

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Emanuel Kataev represents and advises employers across many industries in a wide range of labor and employment matters. He has extensive experience litigating cases in both federal and state court, handling all aspects of these cases from inception through trial. Emanuel has assisted his clients in obtaining summary judgment in numerous state and federal actions and helped them win defendants’ verdicts at trial. Similarly, he has favorably settled many cases. Emanuel regularly advises employers on a wide array of issues arising in the workplace.


He regularly represents and counsels clients in matters involving discrimination, retaliation, harassment, whistleblower claims, wage and hour violations, restrictive covenants, and leaves of absence. Emanuel’s experience includes representing clients in various industries, including the hospitality industry, in matters involving allegations of discrimination and retaliation, claims of alleged minimum wage/overtime violations, litigating unfair competition matters, representing companies being investigated by the New York State and United States Departments of Labor, representing employers in Article 78 proceedings, assisting companies with unemployment hearings, and conducting trials in state and federal court.


Emanuel graduated from both college and law school at St. John’s University a semester early, gaining admission to the bar of the State of New York well before most of his colleagues sat for their bar exam He is a first generation college student who has an entrepreneurial spirit. He is also admitted to the bar of the State of Connecticut.

  • St. John’s University School of Law, J.D. (2013)
  • St. John’s University, B.S. (2010)
  • Admitted to New York State - 2013
  • Admitted to Connecticut State - 2014
  • Admitted to EDNY - 2014
  • Admitted to SDNY - 2014
  • Admitted to EDVA - 2015 - (Pro Hac Vice)
Practice Areas:
  • Employment Law
  • Labor Law
  • Employment Litigation
  • Wright v. Storch, Amini &; Munves, P.C., No. 1:12-CIV.-2852 (LTS) (MHD), 2014 WL 1663125 (S.D.N.Y. Apr. 25, 2014)
  • Wright v. Storch, Amini & Munves, P.C., No. 1:12-CIV.-2852 (LTS) (MHD), 2014 WL 5781056 (S.D.N.Y. Nov. 6, 2014)
  • Victorio v. Sammy's Fishbox Realty Co., LLC, No. 1:14-CIV.-8678 (CM) (AJP), 2014 WL 7180220 (S.D.N.Y. Dec. 12, 2014)
  • Victorio v. Sammy's Fishbox Realty Co., LLC, No. 1:14 CIV. 8678 (CM) (AJP), 2015 WL 2152703 (S.D.N.Y. May 6, 2015)
  • Bd. of Trs. v. All Around Spiral, Inc., No. 1:14-CIV.-782 (JCC) (IDD), 2015 WL 5040168 (E.D. Va. Aug. 26, 2015)
  • Ordonez v. A & S Broadway Produce, Inc., No. 7:14-CIV.-4152 (NSR) (PED), 2015 WL 5729415 (S.D.N.Y. Sept. 29, 2015)
  • BD Dev., LLC v. Local 79, Laborers Int'l Union of N. Am., No. 2:14-CIV.-4876 (JS) (AKT), 2016 WL 402381 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 15, 2016)
  • J.M. Haley Corp. v. Sheet Metal Workers Int'l Ass'n, No. 2:15-CIV.-1227 (JS) (AYS), 2016 WL 915184 (E.D.N.Y. Mar. 7, 2016)
  • Cherif v. Sameday Delivery Corp., No. 13-CIV.-1341 (RJD) (STL), 2016 WL 4487669 (E.D.N.Y. May 24, 2016)
  • Estevez v. Consol. Bus Transit, Inc., No. 15-CIV.-7634 (RA) (AJP), 2016 WL 3448627 (S.D.N.Y. June 20, 2016)
  • Trs. of the Local 7 Tile Indus. Welfare Fund v. Sesso Tile & Stone Contractors, Inc., No. 15-CIV.-6124 (SJ) (RML), 2016 WL 4597481 (E.D.N.Y.Aug. 18, 2016), report and recommendation adopted, No. 15-CIV.-6124 (SJ) (RML), 2016 WL 4595692 (E.D.N.Y. Sept. 2, 2016)
  • Bd. of Trustees v. Allure Metal Works, Inc., No. 16-CV-1303 (JFB) (GRB), 2017 WL 372051 (E.D.N.Y. Jan. 25, 2017)
  • Leevson v. Aqualife USA, Inc., No. 14-CIV.-6905 (JBW) (VMS), 2017 WL 5048322 (E.D.N.Y. Nov. 1, 2017)
  • Leevson v. Aqualife USA, Inc., No. 14-CIV.-6905 (JBW) (VMS), 2017 WL 6541766 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 8, 2017), report and recommendation adopted, No. 14-CIV.-6905 (JBW) (VMS), 2017 WL 6550683 (E.D.N.Y. Dec. 21, 2017)
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