Ruofei is a seasoned attorney with Mazzola Lindstrom LLP. Her practice focuses on employment law and commercial litigation. She regularly counsels employers on the implementation of compliant employment policies and preventative practices.
Her practice includes negotiating and drafting agreements and policies related to employment, including employment contracts, offer letters, restrictive covenants, termination and severance agreements, and employment handbooks.
Ruofei conducts management and employee training on the prevention of sexual harassment and discrimination, workplace investigations, and best employment practices.
Ruofei has represented employers in state and federal courts on claims involving discrimination on the basis of sex, age, race, domestic violence victim status, and other protected classifications. She also defends clients in lawsuits arising under the Americans with Disabilities Act and related New York State and New York City disability access laws.
In addition to her employment practice, Ruofei regularly litigates a wide range of commercial matters. She works on diverse portfolios with domestic and foreign clientele involving contract disputes, business torts, credit risk, trade credit insurance, and multi-million dollar commercial obligations.
Ruofei is fluent in Mandarin Chinese, which allows her to offer a distinct set of skills in the representation of Chinese-speaking clients doing business in the US, as well as US-based companies expanding into the Asian market.
Ruofei is a member of the bars of New York and New Jersey, and is admitted to practice in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York and the District of New Jersey. She has been named a New York Super Lawyers® New York Metro Rising Star for 2017 -2019. Ruofei is a member of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment section. Ruofei received her law degree from American University Washington College of Law and her undergraduate degree from the University of Michigan.