Mr. Wigdor was named as one of the Top 100 Trial Lawyers in the USA by the National Trial Lawyers and one of the Top 100 Labor and Employment Lawyers by the American Society of Legal Advocates. Two peer review studies, The Best Lawyers in America and Super Lawyers, have recognized Mr. Wigdor as one of the best Employment Trial Lawyers in America.
Mr. Wigdor’s handling of numerous high profile cases has resulted in frequent media appearances including Nightline, Good Morning America, The Today Show, CNN American Morning, Your World with Neil Cavuto as well as regular spots on CNBC, ABC News, CBS News, NY1, the BBC and NBC News. He is regularly quoted as a legal expert in newspapers and magazines including the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, New York Law Journal, London Times, Daily Telegraph, London Independent, USA Today, New York Post, and Daily News.
Mr. Wigdor has been at the forefront of challenging racial discrimination, most recently the systemic racial bias at Fox News. Mr. Wigdor currently represents thirteen clients who have alleged racial discrimination against Fox News Network LLC. Wigdor LLP also represents Lidia Curanaj, a Fox5 reporter in a lawsuit alleging gender and pregnancy discrimination against Twenty-First Century Fox, Inc., Fox Entertainment Group LLC, Fox Television Stations LLC and Byron Harmon, Fox5 News Director. The lawsuits join a succession of sexual harassment allegations made against Fox, and have been extensively reported on by both national and international media. Mr. Wigdor and his clients have appeared on Good Morning America, the Today Show and CBS This Morning, detailing the years of racial discrimination they encountered at Fox News.
Mr. Wigdor’s extensive litigation experience is frequently distinguished in the media; notably, a recent sexual harassment complaint filed by Mr. Wigdor against Chief Executive Officer of data management firm Exusia was lauded by one news outlet as a “stunning piece of legal work” and a “truly spectacular complaint.” The complaint was filed on behalf of Mr. Wigdor’s client, a female employee at the Company. Another well-known media outlet noted that“although U.S. lawyers are known to actively seek out victims to encourage them to sue for damages, Mr. Wigdor doesn’t need to chase clients”. Mr. Wigdor coined the phrase “Recessionary Discrimination” to characterize the growing trend by companies of using mass lay-offs to cover-up the discriminatory treatment and/or impact on groups of women, people of color and those over the age of 40.
Mr. Wigdor is an arbitrator, serving on the American Arbitration Association Employment Panel. Mr. Wigdor is also a lecturer, editor and author of articles on employment and criminal related subjects. He is regularly invited to appear and participate in leading legal forums regarding topical employment issues. Mr. Wigdor has appeared multiple times as part of an employment mediation panel at JAMS (Judicial Arbitration & Mediation) continuing legal education events, and has also appeared as a speaker at American Arbitration Association forum, the University of Pennsylvania and Fordham Law Schools. Mr. Wigdor also frequently speaks and moderates other continuing legal education seminars for the American Conference Institute and Practicing Legal Institute. He is also quoted frequently in the New York Law Journal, presents lectures to various Bar Associations, and has published articles in numerous journals. At the request of The National Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers’ Task Force, Mr. Wigdor testified on the Restoration of Rights and Status After Conviction.
The New York Law Journal has featured Mr. Wigdor and Wigdor LLP’s clients in the top New York State verdicts six times, including the number one and two employment verdicts and the number one disability discrimination verdict. Wigdor LLP has also been honored by the Litigator Awards, the highest awards in trial law. Wigdor LLP has been routinely recognized for extraordinary achievement in the categories of employee discrimination, wrongful termination, civil rights, whistle-blower and wage and hour.