Janet Kljyan

Janet Kljyan

(she/her/hers)

Associate

Janet Kljyan

(she/her/hers)

Associate

  • Overview

    Biography

    Janet Kljyan is a member of the firm’s Business Litigation Group.  Over the last several years, she has developed extensive experience with helping businesses and other institutional clients litigate and resolve their disputes across an array of industries, including financial services, manufacturing, commercial real estate, technology, education and non-profits. She routinely handles cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in New York as well as courts in other jurisdictions involving issues of contract, unfair trade practices, intellectual property, shareholder rights, employment disputes and non-competition agreements.  

  • Experience
    • Experience

      Experience

      • Defended banking institution in breach of contract and misappropriation action brought by software technology company based on alleged breaches of a software licensing agreement. Won pre-answer motion to dismiss prior to engaging in discovery.

      • Defended two global technology companies in breach of contract action brought by 15 individuals in federal court in Ohio. Won pre-answer motion to dismiss prior to engaging in discovery.

    • Professional Associations

      Professional Associations

      New York City Bar Association
      Litigation Committee
    • Community Involvement

      Community Involvement

      Hudson River Housing, Inc.
      Board of Directors (2021 - 2024)
  • NEWS + PRESS
    • Publications

      Publications

      "Avoid ‘Deadnaming’: How Universities and Colleges Can Get Ahead of Preferred Name Usage," co-authored with Kathleen E. Dion, published in University Business (3/21/2022)
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    • News

      R+C in the News

      • March 23, 2022

        Kate Dion and Janet Kljyan Author Article on “Deadnaming” and Setting Policy for Preferred Name Usage

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      • October 7, 2021

        Janet Kljyan Elected to Hudson River Housing Board of Directors

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    • Legal Updates/Newsletters

      Legal Updates/Newsletters

      "The Ever-Changing Landscape of Non-Compete Agreements – Recent Developments" co-authored with Ian T. Clarke-Fisher and Leslie J. Levinson (9/27/2021)

      "Recent Amendments to Home Care Worker Wage Parity Law" co-authored with Leslie J. Levinson and Ian T. Clarke-Fisher (4/10/2020)