Sheryl Galler advises employers and employees on federal, state and local employment laws. She negotiates and drafts employment, severance and non-competition agreements, drafts employee handbooks and helps clients develop and implement employment policies. She also conducts training on sexual harassment prevention for law firms, nonprofits and commercial entities, conducts investigations of discrimination and harassment claims, and counsels clients on a wide range of employment law and compliance matters.
Currently, Sheryl is Chair of the New York State Bar Association (NYSBA) Labor & Employment Law Section and Immediate Past Chair of the NYSBA Women in Law Section. She has moderated and presented continuing legal education courses on employment law and professional practice for the NYS Office of the Attorney General, NYSBA and the Women’s Leadership Initiative at Albany Law School. She is the author of Sexual Harassment and Retaliation in the Legal Profession: How To Stop It, NYSBA Journal (January/February 2022), Preventing and Handling Sexual Harassment at Law Firms, NYSBA Journal (January/February 2019) and Know New York State’s New Paid Family Leave Benefits Law, NYSBA Journal (May 2017).
Sheryl is a graduate of the Columbia University School of Law, where she was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar. She received her B.A. from Columbia University, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa.