Companies in all industries face increasing concerns over employee compensation and mobility, and protection of confidential information and trade secrets. When the stakes are high, clients know they have a smart, professional, practical, and zealous litigator on their side when they enlist attorney Aime Dempsey to help them with the best possible defense or prosecution.
Financial services companies, such as broker-dealers, benefit from Aime’s conception of arbitration strategies and procedures, particularly with FINRA, and including customer cases, and her experience with procedural and rules anomalies, FINRA customer cases, and non-solicitation issues.
Businesses gain an advantage from Aime’s track record working on many different kinds of litigations and in multiple forums. They value her ability to listen closely and think flexibly in order to present creative solutions to novel issues.
Aime writes and speaks frequently on restrictive covenant, trade secret, and other litigation-related topics and has given CLE-qualified seminars on New York practice. Currently Aime is active in both Scouts BSA and Girl Scouts as Assistant Scoutmaster, Merit Badge Counselor, and Girl Scout Troop leader. She has four nearly-grown children and enjoys travel, theatre, photography, and trivia quizzes and puzzles.
- Won a federal jury verdict against a former employee of a multi-national insurance and financial services company who claimed wrongful termination and entitlement to additional commissions, bonuses and other compensation. Aime carefully prepared witnesses and exhibits, developed understandable themes for the jury, and responded tenaciously to the plaintiff’s efforts in pre-trial motions and arguments.
- Defended a customer complaint brought in arbitration against a regional broker-dealer where ownership and management had changed. Aime carefully analyzed the facts and developed cross-examination to show arbitrators that the customer was wrong, without appearing overly aggressive or alienating the arbitrators. She secured a complete win where the client broker-dealer had $0 awarded against it.
- Reached a settlement for a regional office-cleaning operation that has airport customers, among others, in a sexual orientation discrimination suit brought by a former employee. Aime’s deposition of the plaintiff demonstrated problems with the claims. She negotiated a reasonable settlement with minimal disruption to the client.
- Defended a California-based bank and financial services company with national reach against a complaint against it and an individual it hired for tortious interference and related claims. Aime aggressively filed motions, prepared numerous executives for deposition; and created an analysis of ESI to show protection of any confidential information on both sides. The employee has been successful in the new position, and the client reached a reasonable settlement.
- Advised a small New York not-for-profit nursery school on several employment-related issues, from handbook revision to unemployment claims to personnel changes. Aime made sure the school was supported in various phases and endeavors, so it could focus on educating children.
- The Legal 500 United States, Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense (2019)
- Northwestern Pritzker School of Law (J.D., 1990)
- Carleton College (B.A., cum laude, 1984)
- New York
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
Professional & Community Involvement
- American Bar Association
- American Health Lawyers Association