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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. She also serves as co-head of the Cybersecurity Group. 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, data security and privacy policies and other employment-related agreements; and provides training and conducts investigations.

Holly has authored or co-authored numerous articles of interest to employers, recent examples of which include “NYC Employers Should Check Themselves Before Employees,” which appeared in Law360, and “Internal Investigations and Data Security in a Bring-Your-Own-Device Company,” which appeared in Bloomberg BNA – Corporate Counsel Weekly. She was interviewed in “Strategies for Preventing and Handling Cybersecurity Threats from Employees,” which appeared in The Cybersecurity Law Report. 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 recently spoke at a Deutsche Bank “On the Radar” Roundtable on “Hedge Fund Compensation, Hiring and Employee Agreement Trends” and served as a moderator for the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law 68th Annual Conference on Labor. Holly earned a B.A. from Emory University and a J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law.

Selected Publications

“New York City Commission on Human Rights Issues Enforcement Guidance on Fair Chance Act and Clarifies Credit Check Law Exemption,” SRZ Client Alert, Nov. 11, 2015 (co-author)

“Securities, Futures Regulators Increase Scrutiny, Expectations on Cybersecurity,” Bloomberg Brief | Financial Regulation, Oct. 23, 2015 (co-author)

“Cybersecurity Update: Takeaways from OCIE’s Examination Initiative and the NFA’s Rulemaking Proposal,” SRZ Client Alert, Sept. 21, 2015 (co-author)


Selected Speaking Engagements

Deutsche Bank “On the Radar” Roundtable: Hedge Fund Compensation, Hiring and Employee Agreement Trends, Chicago, Greenwich, Conn. and New York, November 2015

“Employee Raiding: The Right Ways to Protect Your Workforce and Hire from Your Competition,” Bloomberg BNA Webinar, July 2015

SRZ Employment & Employee Benefits Luncheon for Investment Managers, New York, June 2015



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