Profile

Dona S. Kahn is of counsel in Anderson Kill's New York office and is a member of the firm's Employment & Labor Group. An experienced trial lawyer, she has tried more than 30 employment jury trials in courts nationwide, representing major companies and universities in cases primarily involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. She also has extensive experience investigating complaints of discrimination against companies, universities and non-profits. Further, she has been mediating in the Courts for the last six years, having been certified as a New York State Mediator in 2012.

Dona practiced at Anderson Kill from 1990 to 2008 and returned to the firm in 2018 after a stint in the employment department of another firm while living upstate and then back in the city as a mediator and consultant. Prior to joining Anderson Kill in 1990, Dona was a partner at Harris and Kahn, where she represented management in employment matters, both administratively and in federal and state litigation.

Previously, Dona served as a supervising attorney in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Litigation Center in Philadelphia, and as Chief, Legal Branch, Enforcement Division of the Environmental Protection Agency's Region III. Prior thereto, Dona also had experience litigating antitrust and unfair trade practice cases under the Packers and Stockyards Act as a trial attorney, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Speaking Engagements

Dona regularly lectures on employment law updates and on minimizing the exposure of liability in employment disputes. She also conducts in-house sexual harassment workshops for companies and non-profits.

Memberships

Past Memberships
American Bar Association

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Philadelphia Bar Association: Civil Rights Committee (Chair, 1983), Long Term Planning Committee (1982), Fee Dispute Committee (Chair, 1978)

New York State Bar: Employment and Labor Relations Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Current Issues in Employment Law

Anderson Kill / August 20, 2020

HR In The Age of #MeToo

INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER / January 9, 2019

#YOUTOO? – What To Do? How Employers Can Prevent and Defend Sexual Harassment Claims After #METOO

Anderson Kill / May 2, 2018

Publications

EEOC GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING AS THE WORKFORCE RETURNS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 24, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

ANDERSON KILL OFFERS EMPLOYERS REQUIRED NEW YORK MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING AND VOLUNTARY IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 12, 2019

BREAKING THROUGH: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MALE DOMINATED LAW PROFESSION OF THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY

Rutgers Women's Rights Law Reporter / June 1, 2009

News

Courts take note of sex stereotyping in #MeToo era

February 19, 2019

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

March 23, 2018

How To Minimize Legal Risk When Firing Alleged Harassers

March 16, 2018

With #MeToo, Companies Must Walk a Fine Line, Can it Be Done?

January 26, 2018

Anderson Kill Brings Back Ex-Employment Group Co-Chair

January 2, 2018

DONA KAHN RETURNS TO ANDERSON KILL’S LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

January 2, 2018

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Dona S. Kahn

Of Counsel , New York

Profile

Dona S. Kahn is of counsel in Anderson Kill's New York office and is a member of the firm's Employment & Labor Group. An experienced trial lawyer, she has tried more than 30 employment jury trials in courts nationwide, representing major companies and universities in cases primarily involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation claims. She also has extensive experience investigating complaints of discrimination against companies, universities and non-profits. Further, she has been mediating in the Courts for the last six years, having been certified as a New York State Mediator in 2012.

Dona practiced at Anderson Kill from 1990 to 2008 and returned to the firm in 2018 after a stint in the employment department of another firm while living upstate and then back in the city as a mediator and consultant. Prior to joining Anderson Kill in 1990, Dona was a partner at Harris and Kahn, where she represented management in employment matters, both administratively and in federal and state litigation.

Previously, Dona served as a supervising attorney in the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission's Litigation Center in Philadelphia, and as Chief, Legal Branch, Enforcement Division of the Environmental Protection Agency's Region III. Prior thereto, Dona also had experience litigating antitrust and unfair trade practice cases under the Packers and Stockyards Act as a trial attorney, U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Speaking Engagements

Dona regularly lectures on employment law updates and on minimizing the exposure of liability in employment disputes. She also conducts in-house sexual harassment workshops for companies and non-profits.

Memberships

Past Memberships
American Bar Association

The Association of the Bar of the City of New York

Philadelphia Bar Association: Civil Rights Committee (Chair, 1983), Long Term Planning Committee (1982), Fee Dispute Committee (Chair, 1978)

New York State Bar: Employment and Labor Relations Committee

Pennsylvania Bar Association

Speaking Engagements

Current Issues in Employment Law

Anderson Kill / August 20, 2020

HR In The Age of #MeToo

INSTITUTE OF REAL ESTATE MANAGEMENT, GREATER NEW YORK CHAPTER / January 9, 2019

#YOUTOO? – What To Do? How Employers Can Prevent and Defend Sexual Harassment Claims After #METOO

Anderson Kill / May 2, 2018

Publications

EEOC GUIDANCE FOR REOPENING AS THE WORKFORCE RETURNS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 24, 2020

SUPREME COURT ISSUES HISTORIC DECISION OUTLAWING WORKPLACE DISCRIMINATION ON THE BASIS OF SEXUAL ORIENTATION AND TRANSGENDER STATUS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / June 15, 2020

ANDERSON KILL OFFERS EMPLOYERS REQUIRED NEW YORK MANDATORY SEXUAL HARASSMENT TRAINING AND VOLUNTARY IMPLICIT BIAS TRAINING WORKSHOPS

Employment Law Insider & Alert / February 12, 2019

BREAKING THROUGH: A WOMAN’S JOURNEY THROUGH THE MALE DOMINATED LAW PROFESSION OF THE MID-TWENTIETH CENTURY

Rutgers Women's Rights Law Reporter / June 1, 2009

News

Courts take note of sex stereotyping in #MeToo era

February 19, 2019

GC Cheat Sheet: The Hottest Corporate News Of The Week

March 23, 2018

How To Minimize Legal Risk When Firing Alleged Harassers

March 16, 2018

With #MeToo, Companies Must Walk a Fine Line, Can it Be Done?

January 26, 2018

Anderson Kill Brings Back Ex-Employment Group Co-Chair

January 2, 2018

DONA KAHN RETURNS TO ANDERSON KILL’S LABOR AND EMPLOYMENT PRACTICE

January 2, 2018

Education
  • Rutgers University School of Law, J.D.
  • Brandeis University, B.A.
Bar Admissions
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
Practice Areas

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