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Holly H. Weiss

919 Third Avenue
New York, New York 10022
United States of America
P: +1 212.756.2515

Holly H. Weiss is a partner in the New York office, where she focuses her practice on the representation of employers in all aspects of employment law and employee relations. Holly litigates disputes involving restrictive covenants, ERISA claims, executive compensation, employment agreements, statutory employment discrimination claims, and common law tort and contract claims, in federal and state courts, before administrative and government agencies and in arbitral forums. She advises employers on employment law compliance, best practices, human resources matters, hiring and termination, and litigation avoidance, drafts and negotiates employment agreements, separation agreements and other employment-related agreements, provides training, and conducts investigations.

Holly has authored or co-authored numerous articles of interest to employers, a recent example of which, “Arbitration Agreements Waiving FLSA Collective Actions,” appeared in the New York Law Journal. Holly is also the author of “Effective Client Communication,” which appeared in Labor and Employment Client Strategies: Leading Lawyers on Preventing Litigation, Minimizing Risks and Dealing with Employee Legal Problems, and a co-author of Hedge Funds: Formation, Operation and Regulation, published by ALM Law Journal Press. A much sought-after speaker, she addressed an MFA General Counsel Forum on “Employee Mobility Issues” and recently presented on “Manager Acquisitions and Spinoffs” and “Information Security: Obligations and Expectations” at SRZ conferences. Holly earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Selected Publications

“SEC Whistleblower Case Challenges Restrictive Language in Confidentiality Agreements,” SRZ Client Alert, April 10, 2015 (co-author)

“Strategies for Preventing and Handling Cybersecurity Threats from Employees,” The Cybersecurity Law Report, April 8, 2015 (interview)

“Internal Investigations and Data Security in a Bring-Your-Own-Device Company,” Bloomberg BNA – Corporate Counsel Weekly, March 18, 2015 (co-author); republished in Bloomberg BNA – Privacy and Security Law Report, March 30, 2015


Selected Speaking Engagements

“Sex and Race Discrimination Updates,” NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law Eighteenth Annual Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, New York, March 2015

“Information Security: Obligations and Expectations,” SRZ 24th Annual Private Investment Funds Seminar, New York, January 2015

SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, December 2014



New York State Bar Association
    Labor and Employment Law Section

Other Distinctions

The Best Lawyers in America
New York Super Lawyers
    Top Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit 2001
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York 1994
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York 1992


  • University of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1991
  • Emory University, B.A., 1987

Prior Experience

Sullivan & Cromwell, 1991-1999