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Lawrence Baer

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP


Lawrence Baer is counsel in Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice. His practice focuses primarily on labor and employment issues facing debtor-employers while operating under the protection of US bankruptcy laws, including restructuring obligations under collective bargaining agreements and pension plans. Mr. Baer also represents employers in unfair labor practice and union representation proceedings before the NLRB, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and union-related litigation, and regularly represents employers in other employment-related litigation, including judicial actions and administrative proceedings regarding employment discrimination laws, wage-and-hour litigation, and employee benefits and ERISA matters.


SUNY Albany (BA, magna cum laude, 1980); University of Buffalo School of Law (JD, 1983).

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP delivers an ‘exceptional service’, is ‘outstanding for big-ticket mandates’ and handles large class and mass action litigation as well as significant single-plaintiff cases. Department head Jeffrey Klein represented Sterling Jewelers in several matters, including a significant class arbitration in which a putative class of female Sterling sales employees claimed sex discrimination and a corresponding gender bias EEOC suit (the firm acted as co-counsel alongside Seyfarth Shaw LLP). Gary Friedman represented Elite Model Management in a putative class action challenging the classification of models as independent contractors. Perella Weinberg Partners and WoodSpring Hotels are also clients. Nicholas Pappas is a ‘great ERISA attorney and employment litigator’, and counsels Lawrence Baer and Millie Warner, who is a ‘talented, thorough lawyer’, and senior associate Ami Zweig, are also recommended. Named individuals are based in New York.

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