William H. Ng represents and advises management in all aspects of labor and employment law. He has appeared before state and federal courts and administrative agencies in single plaintiff and collective action cases to defend claims involving:

  • Discrimination and harassment
  • Retaliation
  • Wrongful discharge
  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA)
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA)
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA)
  • New York State and City Human Rights Law

William has also represented public employers in Article 78 proceedings brought by employees and municipal unions seeking review of governmental actions based on alleged violations of collective bargaining agreements as well as federal, state and local laws, including the New York Education Law, New York Civil Service Law and the New York City Administrative Code. In addition to his litigation experience, William counsels private and public employers on a broad range of employment issues, including employment policies and practices, termination decisions and employee discipline.

Prior to joining Littler Mendelson, William spent more than five and a half years as an assistant corporation counsel in the Labor and Employment Law and Tort divisions of the New York City Law Department. While in the Labor and Employment Law Division, he managed a large caseload of employment discrimination, harassment and retaliation matters and represented the New York City Police Department in two FLSA collective actions. He also served as a first chair trial attorney in a retaliation case brought in New York State Supreme Court by a former paramedic, which resulted in a favorable settlement after jury selection. In the Tort Division, William selected numerous juries and tried several negligence cases to verdict in New York State Supreme Court.

In law school, William interned in the district attorney's office of both Kings County and Queens County. He also served on the executive board of the Frank S. Polestino Trial Advocacy Institute, his law school’s mock trial team.

PROFESSIONAL AND COMMUNITY AFFILIATIONS

  • Member, Asian American Bar Association of New York (AABANY)
    • Board of Directors
    • Co-chair, Communications Committee 
    • Former recording secretary
    • Former co-chair, Young Lawyers and Government, and Public Sector committees
  • Co-director, Joint Minority Bar Judicial Internship Program - South Asian Bar Association of New York
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Member, Asian and Asian American Council - Binghamton University
  • Former member, Committee on Diversity Recruitment and Retention - New York City Law Department
  • Former vice-chairperson, Young Lawyers Committee - Queens County Bar Association

RECOGNITION

  • Recipient, MVP Award - Asian American Bar Association of New York, 2011
  • Recipient, Tort Division Chief Awards, Office of the Corporation Counsel – New York City Law Department, 2009 and 2010
  • Recipient, Charles H. Revson Law Students Public Interest Fellowship (LSPIN)