Mr. Guerra is the Managing Partner of the New York offices of HKM Employment attorneys focusing on all aspects of employment law. Before joining the firm, Mr. Guerra spent more than ten years combating wage theft by representing workers in complex class and collective action litigation against some of the most powerful corporations in the United States.
After graduating from law school, Mr. Guerra was the coordinating attorney of the Immigrant Worker Rights Project at Catholic Migration Services in Queens, New York, where he represented low-wage workers in wage and hour litigation and managed a collaborative effort with the Occupational Safety and Health Administration and the U.S. Department of Labor to educate workers about their rights.
Prior to his legal career, Mr. Guerra worked for over fifteen years as a community organizer and advocate organizing janitors, homeowners, and low-income tenants. As an organizer, Mr. Guerra led an effort to stop a dangerous practice by New York City retail establishments that routinely locked-in night cleaning crews leaving workers without any way out in case of an emergency. The effort resulted in a new local law that increased fines and targeted enforcement to prevent the illegal lock-ins of cleaning crews.
For more than a decade, Mr. Guerra has served on the board of directors of the Worker Justice Center of New York, a statewide organization that pursues justice for those denied human rights with a focus on agricultural and other low wage industries. Mr. Guerra has also served on the boards of New York City’s Metropolitan Council on Housing, and ABC No Rio, a center for arts and activism in New York’s Lower East Side.
Location: New York Office
- Fordham University School of Law, JD 2010
- Hunter College M.S. Urban Studies 2005
- Toccoa Falls College B.S. Philosophy and Religion 1996
- Admitted to practice in the state of New York, and the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.