B.A.-Queens College-city university of New York, 1965;J.D. Brooklyn Law School, 1969; Managing Shareholder, New York Office, Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart 2011-to date; Partner Blank Rome LLP, 2011-2013; Partner Ford & Harrison 2009-2011; Partner, Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, 1987-2009; Partner, Finley, Kumble, Wagner Heine & Underberg, 1981-1987; Attorney, Fellner Rovins, 1975-1981; Attorney, Cohn, Glickstein Lurie, Ostrin & Lubell, 1971-1975
Represented clients in all aspects of labor and employment law in federal and state courts. Represented clints before state and local administrative agencies in cases involving issues of age, race, sex and national origin discrimination, as well as discrimination claims arising under the American with Disabilities Act. Has served as lead counsel in complex class action wage and hour litigation. Has advised and represented individual and corporate clients on contract issues involving questions of executive compensation, employee benefits and non-compete provisions. Extensive experience in labor management matters representing employers and unions.
Served as a neutral Mediator on Employment cases in the Southern and Eastern Districts; Served as Party Representative in Contract Interpretation employment dispute. Successfully mediated cases raising issues of age, race, sex, national origin or disability discrimination. Many of these cases have also raised issues of retaliation. Have also mediated claims of discrimination based upon allegations of violations of the Americans with Disabilities Act and have also successfully mediated single and multiple plaintiff class and collective action wage and hour claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act and New York State Wage and Hour Laws.