Our success in enforcing agreement terms in courtrooms and arbitrations provides credibility to our mediation practice. This often permits us to settle nonbinding mediations on favorable terms.
Our practice has achieved a reputation of unparalleled excellence in pursuing or defending against labor-related litigation on behalf of private and public sector unions. In addition to representing labor organizations, we also represent individual union officials.
We have extensive experience assisting clients at the charge stage, before an administrative law judge, before the National Labor Relations Board, and at all levels of federal and state court proceedings.
Our litigation experience includes injunction proceedings, breach-of-contract actions, grievances, unfair labor practice charges, representation matters, secondary boycotts, handbilling, picketing, unit clarifications, and union decertifications. We also have experience with challenging employer attempts to avoid collective bargaining obligations through mergers, acquisitions and plant relocations.
Our industry experience covers a wide spectrum including sports, education, manufacturing, service industries and air and rail transportation. We also represent numerous public sector unions, including those representing police, fire and school employees.
In addition to traditional labor law litigation we also maintain a significant litigation practice including pension plan withdrawal liability, severance and shutdown benefits, and active and retiree health care. For more information on our Multiemployer & Public Plans practice, please click here. For more information on our overall Benefits Litigation practice, please click here.
Who’s Who Legal Awards
Charter Fellows of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Former Chairs of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
New York Super Lawyers
Former Chairs of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section
Former Chair of the American Bar Association’s Equal Employment Opportunity Committe
AV Peer Review Rating by Martindale-Hubbell