Robyn Silvermintz

Practice Areas:

Professional Liability Litigation, Labor and Employment, Prisoner Litigation, Public Entities
Office Locations: New York and New Jersey
Tel: New York: (212) 221-6900
New Jersey: (201) 633-3630
Fax: New York: (212) 221-6989
New Jersey: (201) 633-3631


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Robyn Silvermintz is a partner with Winget, Spadafora & Schwartzberg, LLP. Her practice focuses primarily on the defense of professionals and entities against a wide variety of claims, including, but not limited to, malpractice, discrimination, and employment disputes. She has also successfully represented management in employment practices disputes, including wrongful discharge, discrimination litigation and labor matters.

Prior to joining the firm Robyn worked for the New York City Law Department where she handled juvenile delinquency prosecutions, which involved finding the least restrictive alternatives for youth adjudicated juvenile delinquents. This process frequently involved finding services and placements for juveniles with special needs and IEPs. Robyn also defended all city agencies, including the Department of Education, NYPD and FDNY, in various matters ranging from administrative hearings to federal court matters. These matters frequently involved discrimination and due process violation claims including claims under the Individuals with Disabilities Education Act.

Ms. Silvermintz is a 2000 graduate of Rutgers University, where she earned her B.S. in administrative justice with high honors. She received her J.D. in 2004 from Touro Law Center, magna cum laude, where she was the notes and comments editor for the Touro Law Review.

Ms. Silvermintz is admitted to practice law in New York and New Jersey. She is also admitted to practice before the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York; and the District of New Jersey.

Representative Decisions

  • Canner, et. al. v. The City of Long Beach, et. al., Eastern District of New York, Docket No.: 2:12-cv-02611. On reconsideration, the Court granted a motion to dismiss the union president due to the Taylor Law mandating that union officers are not subject to personal liability for breach of the duty of fair representation claims. Subsequently, following dismissal of the City employer from the matter, the Court granted the union's motion to dismiss the breach of the duty of fair representation claim due to the inability of the plaintiffs to prove a violation of the employer, which is a prerequisite to finding a breach of the duty of fair representation by the union.

Conference Chairperson

  • Co-Chair, ExecuSummit's EPLI Conference, April 2017
  • Co-Chair, ExecuSummit's EPLI Conference, September 2016
  • Co-Chair, ExecuSummit's EPLI Conference, April 2016
  • Co-Chair, ExecuSummit's EPLI Conference, September 2015