Edward Cerasia II

Edward CerasiaEd is a Founding Partner in Cerasia & Del Rey-Cone LLP, which he formed in early-2014 in New York, New York. For nearly 25 years, he has handled employment law cases for clients in the financial services, insurance, transportation, pharmaceutical, healthcare, media, sports, higher education and retail industries. Ed represents Fortune 500 companies and leading universities, as well as senior executives, entrepreneurs, celebrities and coaches. For 16 years prior to founding the Firm, Ed was a partner at some of the world’s most prestigious law firms, where he held leadership positions within those firms’ employment law departments.

Ed has a proven record of success as a trial lawyer. As a result, peers and clients have recognized him as one of the leading employment litigators of his generation. Ed has been ranked as one of the top 25 employment lawyers in New York in Chambers USA, which is one of the leading publications that ranks lawyers in America. Chambers has stated that Ed is “as good an employment litigator as there is. He’s very experienced, highly principled and always works diligently to obtain the best results.” Chambers also has commented that Ed is “highly esteemed,” “hailed as an outstandingly strong advocate,” and that “his litigation skills are impressive.”

Ed also has been listed for the past several years in Best Lawyers in America in two categoriesEdward Cerasia Yearbook (Litigation - Labor & Employment and Labor Law - Management), as well as listed in New York Super Lawyers. In 2011 and 2012, Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive magazine named Ed as one of “The 40 Up and Coming Corporate Employment Lawyers” in the United States.

Ed is admitted to practice law in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut, as well as in several federal courts around the country and the U.S. Supreme Court. Ed has litigated cases in over 25 states.

Ed received his J.D., summa cum laude, and graduated Valedictorian from the University of Bridgeport School of Law in 1991, where he was an editor for the University of Bridgeport Law Review. In 1987, he received a dual B.S. in industrial and labor relations and managerial law and public policy from Syracuse University.

Ed graduated from Canastota High School in 1983. His parents, Caroline and Ed, live in Canastota. His sisters, Clara and Linda, are graduates of CHS. Ed lives in West Orange, New Jersey with his two sons: James (age 20), who is a junior at Dickinson College, and Patrick (age 19), who is a freshman at Hobart College. James and Patrick are studying pre-law.