Public sector employment is governed by a set of unique laws, regulations, and practices. We are highly experienced in assisting public unions in all aspects of their relations with the state, cities, counties, school districts, governmental agencies, and park and recreation districts.
We counsel fire, police, teachers, transit, service, municipal, professors, faculty, staff as well as other public unions on matters involving collective bargaining, contract administration, grievance, arbitrations and litigation. Our advocacy on behalf of client goals and our refined skill set is why public unions regularly turn to us for labor relations advice.
We represent large and small public bargaining units in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, including Project Labor Agreements, as well as other types of agreements.
Arbitration and Mediation
We are skilled at enforcing agreement terms in arbitration. In addition to advocating our clients’ positions in arbitration proceedings, we are highly experienced in dispute resolution through the use of neutral mediators and fact finders.
Public Employment Relations Board and Litigation
Our practice has achieved a reputation of excellence in pursuing or defending against labor related litigation on behalf of public sector unions before the Public Employment Relations Board as well in federal and state courts.
In addition to traditional representation of public unions, we also maintain a significant practice representing public pension and welfare plans. For more information on our Multiemployer & Public Plans 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