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April 23, 2021Ex-Berg & Androphy Paralegal Slams Bid To Toss Bias Suit
A Black former legal assistant at Berg & Androphy has urged a Manhattan federal court not to toss her suit against the firm and its managing partner, saying she was treated “like a servant” and fired for complaining about repeated incidents of race discrimination.

January 20, 2021Indeed Worker’s Rape-Based Harassment Suit Sent for Arbitration
A female Indeed Inc. account executive who says she was raped two weeks into her career and that the company turned a blind eye to her complaints about that and other workplace harassment must take her case to arbitration, a federal judge in Manhattan ruled.

November 30, 2020Berg & Androphy Hit With Race Bias Suit By Fired Black Aide
Law firm Berg & Androphy has been slapped with a race discrimination lawsuit by a Black legal assistant who says she was canned for complaining that she was paid less and held to higher standards than her non-Black peers.

September 25, 2020Lunch & Learn with Tiffany Ma, Esq.
Conference, with Michele Kern-Rappy Esq.’s interns in New York State Supreme Court Med-NJ (Mediation-Non Jury), on employment discrimination and sexual harassment within the context of ADR.

August 11, 2020 – Employment and Wage & Hour Mediation Training Program
Anti-Discrimination Statutes, Sexual Harassment and Gender Identity: Faculty, New York County Lawyers Association Continuing Legal Education Institute.

May 18, 2020 – Young & Ma LLP, together with its co-counsel Golenbock Eiseman Assor Bell & Peskoe LLP, filed a lawsuit in the United States District Court, Southern District of New York, on behalf of a Senior Account Executive at Indeed, Inc., alleging that her supervisor declined to take action when she reported being raped by an Indeed manager during a company orientation program for new hires. The lawsuit alleges that the online job placement company then discriminated and retaliated against her by denying her promotions and advancement opportunities, refusing to grant her reasonable accommodations for medical conditions caused or exacerbated by the rape, and eventually trying to coerce her to resign through threats from Human Resources.  A link to the press reports on the case can be found here.

February 20, 2020New York Fair Employment Agencies and ADR
Sponsored by JAMS, moderated by Tiffany Ma, Esq., and featuring speakers from JAMS, New York City Department of Consumer Affairs, New York City Commission on Human Rights, New York State Department of Labor, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and United States District Court, Eastern District of New York.

November 18, 2019 – The Impact of Intersectional Discrimination on the #MeToo Movement in the Digital Age
Sponsored by the Fordham University School of Law.  Co-panelists Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.; The Harman Firm, LLP; The Noble Law Firm, PLLC.

October 7, 2019New York’s Pay Equity Act
A short interview on WNYC-FM radio.

April 17, 2019Tough To Be An Employer These Days: How Small Businesses Can Protect Become Compliant in 2019 and Protect Themselves from Employment Claims
Sponsored by Ford & Harrison LLP.

January 29, 2019 – Access to Justice, Legal Needs, and APA Communities
Sponsored by the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law and the Asian American Bar Association of New York.

December 5, 2018 – China Council for the Promotion of International Trade
Sponsored by JAMS.

February 11, 2017“Foreign” Americans: Asian American and Race
Microaggressions and Discrimination in the Workplace – The 6th Annual Columbia APALSA Conference.

January 14, 2016 – Gender and Diversity: How can YOU benefit from knowing the law?
Sponsored by JPMorgan Chase & Co., Harvard Business School Women’s Association, Harvard Law School Women’s Alliance, and Epstein Becker & Green, P.C.

June 18, 2015 – Outstanding 50 Asian Americans in Business
The award recipients represent a microcosm of the best of Asian American entrepreneurs, professionals and corporate executives who are engaged in a wide range of business interests, and all of whom have a role in driving the U.S. economy.

April 13, 2015 –  Discrimination and the Law: Culture + Practice in the U.S. + China
Sponsored by the State University of New York at New Paltz College of Liberal Arts & Sciences, the Department of Political Science and International Relations, the Asian Studies Program, and the Alumni Relations Office.

April 9, 2014 – Law Student Outreach Session
Sponsored by Brooklyn Law School and the Labor and Employment Law section of the American Bar Association.


Affiliations and Pro Bono

Ascend

Asian American Bar Association of New York

Brooklyn Women’s Bar Association

Coalition of Women’s Initiatives in Law

New York Asian Professionals Meetup
The firm’s attorneys have been successfully connecting Asians and Asian-Americans in the tri-state area for the last decade.

NYC Business Solutions (2014-2016)
The firm volunteers its time as pro bono employment attorneys to advise new businesses.