Irene A.

Labor & Employment



T: 516-227-0726

About Irene

Irene Zoupaniotis assists in the representation of employers in all aspects of employment litigation, arbitration, and mediation, including matters arising under Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the New York Human Rights Law, and the New York Labor Law.  Additionally, Irene prepares and reviews employee handbooks and personnel policies, negotiates and drafts employment and separation agreements, and advises employers on an array of workplace issues.

After practicing personal injury law, Irene earned an LLM degree from Columbia Law School, focusing on labor and employment law courses.

Prior to joining Farrell Fritz, Irene was a litigation associate at McGivney & Kluger, P.C. in New York, NY. She also held the following positions: judicial fellow, The Honorable Leonard B. Austin, Appellate Division 2nd Department; intern, NYS Division of Human Rights, Office of Sexual Harassment Issues; intern, NYC Office of Labor Relations; and judicial intern, The Honorable Nicholas G. Garaufis, U.S. District Court E.D.N.Y..

Irene is fluent in Greek.

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  • Columbia Law School
  • Hofstra University School of Law
  • William E. Macaulay Honors College at CUNY

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Court Admissions

  • U.S.D.C., Eastern District of New York
  • U.S.D.C., Southern District of New York

Articles & Advisories

New Partner Spotlight: Irene Zoupaniotis

In celebration of our newly minted partners, Farrell Fritz is proud to present our “New Partner Spotlight,” a series of…

February 10, 2023

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LICP Talks Labor & Employment: Employee Handbooks + Policies in 2022: Where Are We Now?

With the continuing evolution of the workplace, this session will explore the current landscape of employee handbooks and policies. There…

July 13, 2022

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NY HERO ACT: What Does This Mean For Your Company?

After passing the New York Health and Essential Rights Act (NY HERO ACT), the New York State Department of Labor…

August 04, 2021

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Bad Language: A Good Reason to Fire People?

What is an employer to do when an employee goes on a tirade at the work place or on social…

June 08, 2017

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2017 Minimum Wage Hike: What You Need To Know

Effective December 31, 2016, New York no longer has a state wide minimum wage. In 2017, the minimum wage is…

February 01, 2017

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The Current Status of D.R. Horton, Pending Appellate Litigation, and Predictions of Supreme Court Review

September 01, 2016

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Farrell Fritz elevates five to partner

Farrell Fritz, the law firm headquartered in Uniondale, has elevated five attorneys to partner. Read the full coverage in Long…

January 16, 2023

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Who’s Who in Labor Law – Irene Zoupaniotis

Irene Zoupaniotis, a labor & employment associate at Farrell Fritz, P.C., assists in the representation of employers in all aspects…

February 05, 2019

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Press Releases

29 Farrell Fritz Attorneys Recognized as 2024 Leading Lawyers by Best Lawyers

Farrell Fritz congratulates 19 attorneys on being selected by their peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America©  2024.…

August 18, 2023

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Farrell Fritz Elevates Five Attorneys to Partner

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce the promotion of John C. Armentano, Azriel J. Baer, Peter J. Sluka, Lisa M.…

January 03, 2023

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Irene A. Zoupaniotis Appointed to the Queens Theatre Board

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that Irene A. Zoupaniotis has recently been appointed to the Queens Theatre board. The…

December 12, 2018

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Farrell Fritz Receives Tier 1 Ranking in 2018 U.S. News – Best Lawyers’ “Best Law Firms”

Farrell Fritz is pleased to announce that, for the sixth consecutive year, the firm has received a Tier 1 Ranking…

November 01, 2017

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Farrell Fritz Welcomes Irene A. Zoupaniotis, Labor & Employment Associate, to its Uniondale Office

Farrell Fritz is pleased to welcome Irene A. Zoupaniotis to its Uniondale office as a labor & employment associate. From…

June 16, 2016

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Hofstra University School of Law Labor & Employment Law Journal

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Community Work

Irene is a board member of the Queens Theatre and a board member of the LIC Partnership. She also previously mentored aspiring lawyers via the Cypriot Young Professionals group.