Maria Louisa Bianco

Maria Louisa Bianco

Maria Louisa Bianco is a Partner at Dealy Silberstein & Braverman, LLP.

Maria Louisa represents and advises clients in a variety of labor and employment matters including discrimination based on disability, age, race, gender and pregnancy, retaliation, sexual harassment, whistleblowing and wage and hour. Maria Louisa also handles commercial litigation and dispute resolution. She has experience defending clients in Federal and State courts as well as before various governmental agencies for claims of wage and hour violations and employment discrimination, including claims asserted under the Fair Labor Standards Act, New York Labor Law, Title VII, the New York State Human Rights Law and the New York City Human Rights Law.

Maria Louisa counsels employers of all sizes on workplace issues such as proper pay practice, employee classification, discipline, termination and leave. She drafts various employment policies and agreements including company handbooks, commission agreements, and non-competition and non-disclosure agreements. She also has experience representing multi-employer welfare and pension plans and contributing employers in delinquent contribution and withdrawal liability claims arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (“ERISA”). Maria Louisa assists clients with executive compensation issues, and reviews and aids in the negotiation and drafting of employment, severance and consulting agreements on behalf of executives and professional employees.

Maria Louisa graduated from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law where she was a Dean’s Merit Scholar. She has been selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star from 2018 to 2020.

Education
Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, J.D. 2013
Wake Forest University, B.A. 2010

Bar Admission
New York, March 2014

Court Admissions
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York