Jessica I. Apter


Jessica represents individuals, unions, and benefit and pension funds in all aspects of labor and employment law. Her practice focuses on protecting workers’ retirement and healthcare security by enforcing the promises employers make about compensation and benefits. She advises labor unions and employee benefit funds in bankruptcy and collections proceedings and represents unions in arbitration, negotiations, and litigation before administrative agencies and in state and federal court. Jessica represents individuals in cases of employment discrimination, whether because of race, national origin, sex or other protected class.  She also advises clients on compensation disputes and negotiates separation agreements on clients’ behalf.

Practice Areas

  • Employee Benefits Law
  • Bankruptcy Law
  • Labor Law
  • Discrimination Law

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • 2014 Peggy Browning Fellow
  • 2021 Selected to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list
  • 2022 Selected to the New York Super Lawyers Rising Star list


  • Brooklyn Law School, J.D.
  • Bachelor of Arts in Criminology,
    Simon Fraser University
  • Diploma of Massage Therapy,
    Sutherland Chan School and Clinic


State Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • Eastern District of New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Northern District of New York
  • Western District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • District of New Jersey