Ravi Sattiraju

vCard Ravi Sattiraju is a founding partner of Sattiraju & Tharney, LLP. Ravi has over 25 years of experience litigating employment matters in state and federal courts throughout the United States. Ravi has litigated a broad spectrum of employment laws, including, but not limited to, Title VII, NJ Law Against Discrimination, Conscientious Employee Protection Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, New Jersey Wage and Hour Law, and New Jersey Wage Payment Law. He has represented Fortune 500 companies, public entities, privately held companies, individual defendants, as well as individuals suing their employers. Since 2009, Ravi has primarily focused on representing workers in single-plaintiff and class action litigation. Prior to starting his own firm, Ravi worked at large international and New Jersey-based law firms. He also worked as the primary in-house employment attorney for L’Oréal USA’s entire domestic workforce of approximately 8,000 employees. In this capacity, and in private practice, he counseled all levels of management and human resources professionals on employment law issues. Ravi currently serves on the Board of Governors of the New Jersey Association for Justice, which is dedicated to working to preserve and strengthen the laws for safer products and workplaces, a cleaner environment and quality health care, and also serves as Co-Chair of the Mass Tort and Class Action Committee. Ravi also serves on the Board of Trustees of the New Jersey State Bar Association, which is the largest organization of attorneys, judges and legal professionals in New Jersey. He also serves on the Executive Committee of the New Jersey State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section and has been Chair of the Wage & Hour Law Committee. Ravi has been recognized by Super Lawyers in the field of Employment Litigation as a Rising Star from 2008-2013 and as a Super Lawyer from 2015-2024.* He also received the Asian Pacific American Lawyer Association of New Jersey’s Trailblazer Award. Ravi served as President and on the Board of Directors of the South Asian Bar Association’s New Jersey chapter.

Case Results

Ravi was lead counsel in a hostile work environment matter in the Superior Court of New Jersey, Essex County, which resulted in a $22.6 million verdict for his client, including a $15 million punitive damage award. This was the largest upheld single-plaintiff and punitive damage award in the history of the New Jersey Law Against Discrimination. Ravi has also settled numerous litigations on behalf of individual clients, including, but not limited to, the following:
  • $9.5 Million Wage & Hour Class Action
  • $8 Million Hostile Work Environment Litigation
  • $4.9 Million Wage & Hour Class Action
  • $3.95 Million Wage & Hour Class Action
  • $2.8 million Wage & Hour Class Action
  • $1.9 Million Gender Discrimination and Retaliation Litigation
  • $1.5 Million Hostile Work Environment Litigation
  • $1.4 Million Wage & Hour Class Action Litigation
  • $1.25 Million Hostile Work Environment Litigation
  • $1.15 Million Wage & Hour Class Action Litigation
  • $1 Million Whistleblower & Discrimination Litigation
  • $950,000 Disability Discrimination Litigation
  • $925,000 Whistleblower Litigation
  • $800,000 Whistleblower Litigation
  • $750,000 Whistleblower Litigation
  • $625,000 Wage & Hour Class Action Litigation
  • $560,000 Whistleblower Jury Verdict
  • $463,000 Wage & Hour Class Action
  • $440,000 Discrimination Litigation
  • $250,000 Hostile Work Environment Pre-Suit Negotiation
Ravi has been appointed as Class Counsel in numerous wage and hour litigations in both state and federal courts.

Speaking Engagements

Ravi frequently lectures on employment law issues before attorneys and judges, including on the following topics:
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2024 Co-Chair & Speaker Mass Tort and Class Action Panel
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2024 Co-Chair & Moderator New York Practice Area Program: Jurisdictional Differences
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2024 Speaker Employment Law Panel: Mock Trial Presenter
  • New Jersey Association for Justice 11/16/2023 Speaker Impact of Recent SCOTUS Decisions on Employment and Civil Rights
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 10/16/23 Speaker Best Practices and Tips for Resolving Employment Law Cases
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 10/03/23 Speaker Diversity, Equity, Inclusion Conference 2023
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 5/18/23 Navigating the Court of Law and the Court of Public Opinion
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 5/17/23 Speaker Big Brother Could Be Watching: Privacy Issues in Today's Hybrid Working Environment
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Employment Law - Experts for Experts: Boardwalk Seminar 2023 Speaker Identifying, Retaining and Utilizing Expert Witnesses in Employment Matters
  • New Jersey Association for Justice Boardwalk Seminar 2023 Co-Chair & Speaker Diversity, Equity & Inclusion Panel
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 5/3/23 Speaker Employment Litigation and Unconscious Bias – How to Combat Its Detrimental Impact on Your Cases and Your Clients
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 03/15/23 Speaker Understanding Federal and New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws- Plus NJ WARN ACT Amendments (SPEAKER)
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 10/11/22 Speaker The Post-Pandemic Impact of COVID on New Jersey Labor and Employment Law
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Employment Law: Update Your Skills to Get Back to the Courtroom 4/28/2022 - Boardwalk Seminar 2022 Speaker Mock: Closing Arguments: Discrimination Case
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 03/31/22 Speaker Employment Arbitration- Important Recent Developments and The rise of the Federal Arbitration Act
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 03/15/22 Speaker Understanding Federal and New Jersey Wage and Hour Laws
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Employment Program Boardwalk Seminar 2021 Co-Chair & Speaker Real Life Tips for Effective Openings and Closings in Employment Cases
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 05/20/21 Speaker A Different Kind of Pandemic– What Can Be Done to Stop the Plaque of Sexual Harassment
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Meadowlands Seminar 2020: Employment Law 12/8/2020 Speaker Memorable Employment Law Trials: From Soup to Nuts
  • New Jersey State Bar Association Institute for Continuing Legal Education 10/23/20 Speaker NELA Annual Conference
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Boardwalk Seminar 2020: Employment Law Updates and Practical Tips 8/6/2020 Speaker Wage and Hour Case Updates
  • New Jersey Association for Justice: Meadowlands Seminar 2019: Employment Law 11/21/2019 Speaker How to Evaluate a Case

Education

Ravi received his B.A. from the University of Colorado at Boulder and his J.D. from Rutgers University School of Law at Newark. Ravi is admitted to practice in New Jersey and New York.

 

* No aspect of this advertisement has been approved by the Supreme Court of New Jersey. Please visit the Super Lawyers Selection Process for a detailed description of the Super Lawyers selection methodology.