Woltz & Folkinshteyn, P.C.: a boutique law firm dedicated to employment and labor law in the New York Tri-State Area.
WFPC is based in Stamford, Connecticut. We focus on employment and labor advice, counseling and litigation avoidance as well as advocacy. We pride ourselves on serving the whole client.
In addition to offering traditional legal services, we straddle the line between legal and HR. That way, you get the business results you want with the legal compliance you need. As a result, we help you prevent problems before they arise. We believe that proactive strategies create the best outcomes.
Our clients range in size and industry, hailing primarily from New York, Connecticut, and New Jersey.
Our Core Values
Integrity. We do what’s right. Ethics and honesty are key to every interaction. And we keep our commitments.
Respect. We treat everyone with kindness and dignity. That means we value our clients and our employees. In other words, we listen and always assume positive intent.
Divergent Thinking. We analyze problems from a variety of perspectives. The end result is holistic, practical advice.
Client Commitment. Every day we commit ourselves to bringing value to each and every client.
Continuous Improvement. We are committed to constant learning. That way we can help our clients and employees achieve more.
Citizenship. We are committed to our families, our community, and our world.
Meet Our Attorneys
Jennie Woltz, Esq.
Jennie Woltz has made smart, compassionate, employment and labor law solutions the focus of her legal career.
Before co-founding WFPC, Jennie honed her legal expertise in private legal practice at some of New York’s most prestigious law firms. Jennie also worked in a dual legal and HR role at one of NYC’s largest children’s charities. Currently she advises clients in all areas of employment and labor law, and when necessary, advocates on their behalf in adversary proceedings. With her help, business owners and HR leaders identify, avoid, or mitigate employment-related risk.
Jennie’s experience includes leading clients through complex reductions in force. She has revamped hiring practices, drafted handbooks and corporate policies, and conducted agency-wide audits on exemption and pay practices. Jennie has designed and conducted management and employee training, and helped launch a number of HR-led strategic initiatives, including several acquisitions. She has successfully obtained dismissal of claims of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, failure to provide leave and failure to accommodate, and enjoined unfair competition practices, in court. And she has negotiated favorable settlements for clients in collective and class action matters involving alleged wage and hour violations, and in union arbitral disputes. Finally, she has successfully represented clients in numerous New York State Department of Labor audits and hearings on claims of suspected contractor misclassification.
Jennie is deeply committed to civic responsibility and pro bono work. Throughout her career, her public interest activities have included representing claimants in unemployment insurance hearings, advocating for women’s breastfeeding and reproductive health rights, and representing children in child protective and juvenile delinquency hearings in Family Court. Currently, she sits on the board of Wheel it Forward, a lending library for durable medical equipment located in Stamford.
Jennie regularly writes articles, and speaks publicly at legal and industry conferences. She attended Fordham University School of Law and the University of Pennsylvania, magna cum laude. Jennie is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, Connecticut, and several federal jurisdictions.
Benjamin Folkinshteyn, Esq.
Benjamin (Ben) Folkinshteyn has broad experience in domestic and international dispute resolution, including contract and tort matters, corporate governance litigation, as well as insurance litigation and arbitration. He regularly counsels clients on litigation avoidance strategies and legal and business risk assessment.
Before co-founding WFPC, Ben worked at several prestigious New York law firms and taught legal ethics as an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law.
Ben’s work has included representation of clients in the resolution of commercial disputes and investigations across a broad array of industries, including energy, insurance and financial services at the state, federal and international levels. He advises clients in complex legal analysis to identify risk and likely outcomes of litigation strategies. Further, Ben has extensive experience in conducting internal investigations and due diligence projects.
Ben is also deeply involved in civic and charitable commitments that strengthen communities. He is a long-standing member of the board of the Kings Bay YM-YWHA located in Brooklyn, NY. Ben also remains active with his graduate alma mater and contributes to alumni-led initiatives through his service on the Penn Law Alumni Society Board of Managers. In addition, he serves as a member of the City of Stamford’s Board of Ethics.
Ben graduated with a B.A. from the University of Pennsylvania as well as a J.D. cum laude from the University of Pennsylvania Law School where he was awarded Order of the Coif. In addition, he earned his LL.M. in International Trade and Business magna cum laude from Fordham University School of Law.
Ben is admitted to practice in New York, New Jersey, District of Columbia as well as several federal jurisdictions and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Delena Hurst, Esq.
Delena Hurst is a highly accomplished litigator and trusted advisor to her clients with over 19 years of experience in state and federal employment litigation. Her expertise in handling complex cases, from inception to resolution, has earned her a reputation for excellence in her field.
Delena has a proven track record of securing favorable outcomes for her clients in a range of employment-related disputes, including wrongful termination, race and gender discrimination, harassment, whistleblower claims, retaliation, breach of contract, and First Amendment cases.
She has also handled multiple FLSA and state law class and collective actions, as well as represented clients in conflicts with governmental agencies and in administrative proceedings. Delena’s wealth of experience enables her to provide comprehensive legal guidance to her clients across all areas of employment law.
Delena is also a valuable resource for her clients in non-litigation matters. She has a diverse skillset that includes drafting employment handbooks, policies, and procedures, providing human resources training, conducting workplace investigations, offering employment risk assessments, advising on personnel and management issues, and skillfully handling contract negotiations.
With her exceptional legal acumen and pragmatic approach, Delena is an indispensable partner for businesses seeking comprehensive and effective employment-related legal solutions.