Stephanie M. Merabet is a litigation attorney in Holland & Knight's New York office and a member of the firm's Labor, Employment and Benefits Group and Education Team. Ms. Merabet devotes her practice to representing public and private employers and educational institutions in all aspects of labor and employment law, Title IX matters, Title VI matters, civil rights compliance matters and related litigation.

In her labor and employment practice, Ms. Merabet has significant experience defending allegations of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful termination, contract disputes, whistleblower claims, and wage and hour violations. She zealously represents clients in a wide range of industries in state and federal court, as well as before federal, state and local administrative agencies.

In addition to her litigation practice, Ms. Merabet routinely counsels clients on crisis management and a variety of workplace issues, including personnel and disciplinary matters, employment disputes, internal investigations, reductions in force, terminations, the development and administration of employee policies and handbooks, and compliance with federal, state and local laws.

In her education practice, Ms. Merabet advises public and private educational institutions on a broad range of matters, including crisis management, reports of Title IX sex discrimination and sexual misconduct, tenure disputes, student privacy issues, student conduct, intercollegiate athletics, Greek life, policies and handbooks, and regulatory issues. Her experience includes conducting culture and climate reviews of departments and teams, as well as independent and internal investigations of reports of misconduct, sexual assault, harassment and discrimination involving students, athletes, faculty and other staff.

Prior to joining Holland & Knight, Ms. Merabet practiced at a prominent, boutique labor and employment law firm and in the legal department of a nationwide government contractor.


  • Suffolk University Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • Sacred Heart University, B.S., magna cum laude
Bar Admissions/Licenses
  • Massachusetts
  • New York
Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Massachusetts
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Women's Bar Association of Massachusetts
Honors & Awards
  • Rising Star, Massachusetts Super Lawyers magazine, 2022, 2023
  • Holland & Knight Pro Bono All-Star, 2020


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