Martin C. Fojas

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About Martin C. Fojas

Marty Fojas is a civil trial attorney with a broad litigation background, with an emphasis on labor and employment litigation and commercial litigation.  Mr. Fojas litigates primarily in the areas of wage and hour, class and collective actions, commercial contract, labor, employment, ERISA, financial services, securities, and insurance.  He has handled several high-profile cases from inception through trial and has argued multiple appeals.   Mr. Fojas has tried cases before state and federal courts in New York and New Jersey, and he has handled appeals before the Second Circuit and Federal Circuit Courts of Appeal. 

Mr. Fojas counsels both employees and labor unions as well as both small and large employers regarding state and federal labor and employment laws and regulations, employment contracts, employee classifications, non-compete agreements, severance and terminations, compensation, and compliance with laws such as the NLRA, the New York Labor Law, ERISA, non-discrimination laws, wage theft laws, the New York Civil Rights Law, worker’s compensation, and state and local paid leave laws.  

Prior to joining Virginia & Ambinder, Mr. Fojas was associated with Loeb & Loeb LLP, where he litigated a variety of complex commercial disputes on behalf of high net-worth individuals and large multinational organizations.  His practice areas regularly included employment, commercial contracts, insurance and insurance fraud, securities litigation and regulatory investigations, trusts and estates, and commercial real estate disputes.  Prior to joining Loeb & Loeb LLP, Mr. Fojas served as deputy clerk to a federal judge in the Southern District of New York.

Mr. Fojas graduated from Cornell University in 2004, where he studied Economics and Government as well as industrial and labor relations.  He graduated with honors from Brooklyn Law School in 2009, where he served as editor on the Brooklyn Law Review.  Mr. Fojas is a member of the bars of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before numerous federal courts.  

Areas of Practice

  • Commercial Litigation
  • Commercial Contract
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Wage and Hour Class Actions

Bar and Court Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • United States District Court for the District of New Jersey
  • United States Court of Appeal, Second Circuit

Prior Employment Positions

  • Associate, Loeb & Loeb LLP, 2009-2015
  • Deputy Clerk, Hon. Shirley Wohl Kram, U.S.D.C, Southern District of New York, 2007-2009

Education

  • Brooklyn Law School, New York, New York
    • Juris Doctor, cum laude
    • Articles Editor, Brooklyn Law Review
  • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York
    • Bachelor of Arts, Economics and Government
    • Cornell-in-Washington Alumni
    • Tau Epsilon Phi Fraternity