Tracey I. Levy is the Founding Member of Levy Employment Law, LLC. Offering clients the benefit of more than 25 years of legal and employee relations experience, Tracey guides managers and in-house counsel through the full employee life-cycle, providing practical advice on workplace-related issues concerning employee performance, requests for leave or other accommodations, worker classification, and managing employee concerns. Tracey is regularly called upon to serve as an outside, neutral investigator of employee complaints, particularly for matters involving senior executives, HR professionals, and other complex situations. Tracey enjoys the intricacies of designing HR policies and agreements that are legally-compliant but written in clear language that is consistent with an organization’s culture. Tracey also represents organizations in the initial stages of responding to administrative inquiries and complaints filed with the EEOC, state and local human rights agencies, and the federal and state departments of labor.
The force behind the firm’s recent ranking in Chambers & Partners’ inaugural edition of its Regional Spotlight for New York, Tracey also has been rated as AV Preeminent by Martindale-Hubbell, has been recognized by Super Lawyers for the New York Metro area each year from 2016 through 2023, and has a top rating of 10.0 from Avvo.
Tracey’s clients range from small consulting firms to Fortune 500 companies, as well as individuals, from a diverse range of industries, with a particular focus serving financial services firms, not-for-profits, media companies, and skilled service businesses. Tracey’s not-for-profit clients include social services organizations, religious institutions, universities, and arts organizations. Tracey is strongly committed to supporting the community through volunteer services, including providing employment law advice on a pro bono basis for not-for-profit organizations through the Pro Bono Partnership, for which she was selected as one of its Volunteers of the Year for 2020, and serving as a member of the board of Feeding Westchester.
As a complement to her investigator role, Tracey founded an affiliate business, Impact Workplace Training, LLC, in 2020 through which she trains employees and managers, both in group and individual settings, on a range of subjects that include respectful workplace behavior, effective performance management, managing within the law, interviewing for optimal hires, navigating the reasonable accommodation process, and conducting internal investigations. Since 2015, Tracey has served as an Educator-Professional Programs with the Scheinman Institute at Cornell University’s ILR School in Manhattan. Tracey has designed programs and regularly trains HR professionals and managers in a broad range of industries on subjects including equal employment opportunity and employment law, harassment prevention and conducting effective workplace investigations.
Prior to launching her firm Tracey was an Employee Relations Specialist with UBS AG for more than five years, where she served as the Americas HR policy lead, conducted workplace investigations and counseled managers to resolve workplace issues. Tracey was also an employment attorney with Proskauer Rose LLP for more than a third of her career, where she advised and litigated on behalf of a broad range of clients to resolve their employment law issues.
Tracey holds an advanced law degree from Yale Law School’s LLM program, a JD from Albany Law School and a BA from Union College. Tracey is admitted to practice in New York and Connecticut. She is a member of the Westchester Business Council, the Association of Workplace Investigators, and the Westchester Human Resource Management Association (WHRMA), as well as a member of local, state and federal bar associations.
Tracey founded the Levy Employment Law blog, is a regular contributor to the WHRMA blog, has published on LinkedIn, previously served as a columnist for Human Resources Executive Online and Management Review, and co-authored articles for NACUBO Business Officer and HR Advisor. Tracey has published articles in the University of Florida Journal of Law and Public Policy, the Journal of Law and Education, the Temple Law Review and the Albany Law Review.
Tracey periodically speaks to local business and trade organizations, and the media, on employment law developments, and can be contacted directly at firstname.lastname@example.org.