Fighting for Fair Pay

Elisabeth Schiffbauer

Elisabeth joined GSD in 2022. Prior to coming to GSD, Elisabeth was counsel in the Bureau of Labor Law at the Office of the New York City Comptroller where she investigated and prosecuted violations of prevailing wage law. From March 2018 – April 2019, Elisabeth served as a Volunteer Assistant Attorney General in the Labor…

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Karen Kithan Yau

Karen dedicates her work to vindicating the rights of employees and workers. She has over two decades of legal experience working with employees, workers, and immigrants, including over nine years as an Assistant Attorney General in the Labor Bureau at the New York State Attorney General, where she led investigations into labor violations in numerous…

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Rebecca King

Rebecca King joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2020. Before joining the firm, she practiced as a public criminal defense attorney with the Legal Aid Society of Orange County, NY, representing indigent individuals charged with misdemeanors and felonies in local criminal courts. Ms. King graduated first in her class from Elisabeth Haub School…

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Emily Sullivan

Emily Sullivan joined the firm as an associate attorney in 2019, after graduating from Fordham Law School. Ms. Sullivan previously represented clients in civil rights cases and criminal proceedings through Fordham Law’s Federal Litigation Clinic. During law school, Ms. Sullivan worked as a Law Clerk at a Westchester firm in their litigation practice and at…

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Lesley Tse


Ms. Tse joined the firm as an associate in 2011. As an associate with Getman & Sweeney, Ms. Tse represents employees in wage and hour litigation under the federal Fair Labor Standards Act and state wage and hour laws. She litigates individual, collective action and class action lawsuits and arbitrations. Ms. Tse has represented a…

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Michael Sweeney

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Mike Sweeney’s work is dedicated to representing employees in labor matters, predominantly wage-and-hour issues. Mike has litigated wage-and-hour collective and class actions around the country. Prior to joining Getman & Sweeney, Mike was the founding fellow of the Crowley Center for International Human Rights at Fordham Law School. He went onto to serve as a…

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Dan Getman

Mr. Getman originally founded Getman Sweeney as the Getman Law Office in 1998. He has practiced labor law exclusively on behalf of employees since 1989. Mr. Getman handles wage and hour litigation under the FLSA and state wage laws. He has handled individual, collective action and class action litigation, as well as negotiation, arbitration, and…

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Matt Dunn


Mr. Dunn joined the firm as an associate in 2007. Before joining the firm, he had his own practice and practiced as an associate with Multnomah Defenders, Inc. in Portland, Oregon and served as Assistant Public Defender with Ulster County, New York. He serves as Chair of the Ulster County Periodic Compensation Review Committee and…

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