Geoffrey Mort has extensive experience in federal court litigation of employment discrimination lawsuits. He previously served as an Assistant Circuit Executive for the U.S. Second Circuit Courts and as a litigator in the New York City Corporation Counsel’s office. During his tenure as a government lawyer, Mr. Mort represented numerous New York City Commissioners and agencies in a wide variety of employment law and civil rights matters. He has litigated cases in both federal and state court and before a number of government administrative agencies, and has handled arbitrations at the New York Stock Exchange and American Arbitration Association.
Mr. Mort is active in the New York State Bar Association’s Section on Labor and Employment Law, where he is co-chair of the Workplace Rights and Responsibilities Committee and a member of the section’s Executive Committee, and the National Employment Lawyers Association, where he is co-chair of its New York chapter’s Gender Discrimination Committee. He also belongs to the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, where he has served on several committees, and the American Bar Association.
Mr. Mort is a frequent speaker at bar association conferences on a wide range of topics related to employment law. He is also a regular contributor to the New York Law Journal’s “Outside Counsel” column and to the Labor and Employment Law Journal.
Mr. Mort graduated from the University of Denver, is a member of Phi Beta Kappa, and received his law degree from Brooklyn Law School, at which he was Commentaries Editor of the Law Review. He also completed the litigation training program at NITA, the National Institute of Trial Advocacy. In 2014, Mr. Mort was elected as a fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.
A copy of an article by David Siegel, author of what is perhaps the most prominent treatise on New York law, New York Practice, in Mr. Siegel’s newsletter “Practice Review” discussing Mr. Mort’s analysis of arbitration forums is available by clicking on the link below.