TEAM

Peter A. Romero

Peter A. Romero has practiced exclusively in the area of employment law for fifteen years. Mr. Romero regularly represents both employers and employees in workplace litigation, including trial and appellate practice, administrative proceedings before the Department of Labor, the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and New York State Division of Human Rights. He is highly experienced in complex litigation, including collective and class action lawsuits.

EDUCATION

Mr. Romero is a graduate of St. John’s University School of Law.

ADMITTED

He is admitted to practice in the United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; United States Court of Appeals, Third Circuit; United States District Court, Southern District of New York; and United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

ASSOCIATIONS

Mr. Romero is a Member of the National Employment Lawyers Association, New York Chapter; The Federal Bar Association; the Nassau County Bar Association; and the Suffolk County Bar Association.

ACCOLADES

Mr. Romero has been selected by his peers for inclusion in Best Lawyers in America® five consecutive years.

David D. Barnhorn

David D. Barnhorn practices exclusively in the area of employment law, including matters involving employment discrimination and wage and hour violations.  Mr. Barnhorn aggressively represents both employers and employees in all areas of employment litigation, including trials, administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and New York State Division of Human Rights, and in complex disputes involving collective and class action lawsuits.  Mr. Barnhorn's prior experience includes working at two boutique labor and employment law firms where he focused primarily on representing plaintiffs in employment disputes.  Additionally, Mr. Barnhorn previously interned at a number of employment law firms in New York and New Jersey and also at the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.

EDUCATION

Hofstra University Maurice A. Deane School of Law, J.D., Cum Laude, Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Volume 29, Notes and Comments Editor; Volume 28, Staff

University of Cincinnati, B.A., Magna Cum Laude, Journalism (Major), Philosophy (Minor)

ADMITTED

State of New York

United States District Court, Southern District of New York

United States District Court, Eastern District of New York

State of New Jersey

United States District Court, District of New Jersey

Accolades

Super Lawyers, Selected to Rising Stars in Employment & Labor category, 2016-2017

PUBLICATION

Co-Author, Speak the Truth and Tell No Lies: An Update for the Employee Polygraph Protection Act; Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, Volume 29.1

 

Angelica Villalba

Angelica Villalba, our paralegal, is fluent in English and Spanish.  Angelica earned her BA in Sociology at State University of New York at Cortland.  She is ABA Certified in Paralegal Studies, Hofstra University.  Angelica assists the Firm’s attorneys and clients with preparing and managing materials for legal matters.