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Proskauer Rose LLP

11 TIMES SQUARE, NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299, USA
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Work +1 212 969 3000
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Elise Bloom

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Work (212) 969-3410
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Proskauer Rose LLP

Work Department

Labor & Employment

Position

Elise Bloom is co-chair of the Firm’s Labor & Employment Law Department. She is also co-head of the Class & Collective Actions Group and a former member of Proskauer’s Executive Committee. Elise defends employers against individual and class actions brought under anti-discrimination laws as well as against collective and class action claims alleging wage and hour violations. Elise handles litigation involving various employment issues. She is experienced in state law contract, tort claims, and claims arising under the FMLA and ERISA. Elise has argued several appeals before federal circuit and state appellate courts and represents clients in employment arbitrations.


United States: Dispute resolution

General commercial disputes

Within: General commercial disputes

Proskauer Rose LLP has a ‘deep bench of talented partners who have strong analytical, brief writing and trial skills’. It distinguishes itself from others in the market through the breadth of its commercial litigation practice. Sports litigation is a standout area; clients in this space include major US sports leagues. In the closely followed talc litigation, Bart Williams and Manuel Cachán in Los Angeles secured a complete defense verdict for Johnson & Johnson in a jury trial in St Louis. In New York, Bradley Ruskin and Margaret Dale negotiated a settlement on behalf of T-Mobile in a dispute with Experian following a security breach in 2015. Employment litigation is another strength, where Elise Bloom is recommended. Timothy Mungovan is ‘thorough, detail-oriented and disciplined’ and Stephen Ratner is praised for his ‘excellent judgment and wisdom’. The highly experienced Brendan O’Rourke jointly heads the litigation practice.

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United States: Industry focus

Sport

Within: Sport

The ‘exceptional’ team at Proskauer Rose LLPunderstands sports businesses and the sports market broadly’. The sports practice is jointly headed by three New York-based attorneys: firm chairman and corporate attorney Joseph Leccese (‘one of the best known and well respected in the business’), litigator Bradley Ruskin and labor and employment specialist Howard Ganz. The group has longstanding relationships with all of the ‘big four’ leagues, with Leccese and the ‘talented, creative, dedicated and focusedJon Oram notably advising the National Hockey League (NHL) on the NHL’s expansion to include a 31st team: the Vegas Golden Knights in Las Vegas, Nevada. Oram also assisted Los Angeles 2028 with the successful bid to host the 2028 Olympic and Paralympic Games, with the firm set to continue as legal counsel and strategic adviser to the organizing committee as it continues preparations. On the contentious side, Elise Bloom and Adam Lupion defended Major League Baseball (MLB) against claims brought by former minor league players alleging violations of federal and state minimum wage and overtime laws.

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United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Proskauer Rose LLP’s group counts high-profile names in entertainment, sports, life sciences and the arts among its clients. The team is also active in financial services, handling matters ranging from restrictive covenants to unfair competition claims for companies such as MetLife and Citizens Financial Group. It continues to assist Creative Artists Agency with claims of tortious interference, unfair competition and breach of contract against its former employees hired by United Talent Agency; Anthony Oncidi in Los Angeles and Guy Brenner in Washington DC are leading the advice. The American Diabetes Association is also a client. Joseph Baumgarten and Elise Bloom head the department from New York, where John Barry, Gregory Rasin and Steven Kayman are also noted.

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United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Leading lawyers

Elise Bloom - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Proskauer Rose LLP’s ‘exceptional’ team is ‘full of talented individuals’ and defends clients in a range of sectors, including legal, retail, sports, education, media, entertainment and financial services. The ‘outstandingElise Bloom - who heads the team alongside Joseph Baumgarten - Howard Ganz, Adam Lupion, Neil Abramson, Howard Robbins and Michael Lebowich are representing Major League Baseball and 29 clubs in a wage and hour putative class action brought by minor league baseball players. Allan Bloom represented Blue Hill Farm in a class action case filed by restaurant workers who brought claims for unpaid and improper tip pooling allegations. Bloom is also representing HSBC, alongside Steven Pearlman in Chicago, in various employment class and single-plaintiff actions. Pearlman and Keisha-Ann Gray represented MetLife in a putative nationwide race discrimination class action in the Southern District of New York. The team is also experienced in class action cases challenging unpaid internships. Key contacts also include the ‘brilliantBettina Plevan, Nigel Telman in Chicago, Howard Ganz, who co-heads the sports law group, Steven Hurd, who is co-head of the media and entertainment industry group, and Los Angeles-based Anthony Oncidi. Evandro Gigante, Gregory Rasin, Boston-based Mark Batten and Lawrence Sandak in Newark, who is co-head of the law firm practice group, are also noted, as are Kathleen McKenna, Zachary Fasman, Lloyd Chinn, senior counsel Harris Mufson. In Washington DC, Connie Bertram and Guy Brenner are key names, and other individuals deserving of mention are John Barry, who splits his time between Newark and New York, special employment law counsel Jurate Schwartz in Boca Raton, and senior counsel Rachel Philion. Named individuals are based in New York unless otherwise stated.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Proskauer Rose LLP advises clients across the sports, financial services, education, public, retail, arts, entertainment, media, technology, healthcare, legal and real estate sectors, such as Allen Health Care Services, Etsy, Lidl US, Chanel, The Boston Globe, Chicago State University, Ashmore Group and Major League Baseball, on a full range of employment and workplace counseling matters. Joseph Baumgarten and Elise Bloom head the team in New York, where Bettina Plevan, Kathleen McKenna, Erika Collins, who co-leads the international labor and employment group, and Keisha-Ann Gray are also based. In Washington DC, Connie Bertram leads the labor and employment group, co-heads the whistleblowing and retaliation group, and heads the government contractor compliance group, and Guy Brenner co-heads the non-compete and trade secrets group. Nigel Telman heads the labor and employment group in Chicago, and Anthony Oncidi leads the Los Angeles-based group. Allan Weitzman recently left the firm to found Weitzman Arbitration & Mediation Services LLC and Amanda Wiley joined Reyes Holdings.

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