Joseph Maya received his B.A. Cum Laude from New York University, then attended the University of Michigan Law School in Ann Arbor, Michigan where he received his J.D. After several years at Rogers & Wells (now Clifford Chance) he then joined the New York City Human Rights Commission for the hands-on experience it afforded. At the Commission, Mr. Maya supervised hundreds of investigations involving charges of employment discrimination, and personally litigated many cases through trial. He also, in the direction of the Mayor, conducted an investigation into alleged discriminatory practices in the New York City Police Department. Mr. Maya participated in drafting the amendments to the New York City Human Rights Law and chaired the National Employment Lawyers Association Committee on the New York City Human Rights Law.
Mr. Maya has appeared on a CBS special with Dan Rather as an expert on sexual harassment and discrimination in the workplace. He also appeared as an expert on pregnancy discrimination in the workplace for CNN. He has appeared many times on each of the major networks and news publications, including the New York Times, The Wall Street Journal and The New York Law Journal regarding cases that he has been involved in.
Mr. Maya practices in the areas of complex commercial litigation, civil litigation, and white-collar defense.