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Ira Rosenstein

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Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP

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Labor & Employment


Ira G. Rosenstein is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice and co-chair of the Individual Employment Litigation and Arbitration subpractice. Mr. Rosenstein represents both large and small employers in traditional employment disputes involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, violation of federal and state wage and hour laws, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims. Mr. Rosenstein is particularly known for his longtime representation of clients within the financial services industry, and is nationally known for his experience trying cases before FINRA (formerly the NASD/NYSE) and the American Arbitration Association. He is regularly called upon to handle financial industry-specific claims based on Form U-5 defamation, expungement, deferred compensation programs, commission arrangements, and bonus or incentive pay. Mr. Rosenstein started his legal career specializing in ERISA litigation and maintains a diverse practice, ranging from claims brought under the NLRA and FLSA, and state law wage and hour class actions to disputes brought under Title VII and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Mr. Rosenstein also regularly provides counsel on employment and labor issues stemming from mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well as general advice on executive compensation and the hiring or departures of senior executives or key employees. Mr. Rosenstein regularly counsels employers on New York wage and hour issues, including audits and preventive approaches for avoiding class action and other litigation under the FLSA and New York Labor Law. He is the longtime editor and author of the New York Chapter of BNA's Wage and Hour Laws and speaks regularly on the subject. For more information, view Mr. Rosenstein's biography at


Management Chair, Labor and Employment Section, New York County Lawyers Association (2002‚Äď2004); Member, Editorial Board, BNA Wage and Hour Laws, New York; Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association; Member, Labor and Employment Committee, New York City Bar Association; Board Member, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights; Board Member, Center for Public Resources


New York University School of Law, 1989, J.D.; Binghamton University, 1986, B.A., With Honors

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP 'provides top-notch advice' and is appreciated for providing 'work quality at the highest level and having an excellent client service reputation'. It is capable of handling the full range of labor and employment matters on a national and international level. Washington DC-based Grace Speights, who is well versed in employment discrimination claims, leads the 'efficient and competent' group. Anne Marie Estevez in Miami represents Uber in a series of ADA accessibility litigation cases regarding the client's alleged failure to provide wheelchair accessible vehicles and alleged denial of service animals. Thomas Hurka in Chicago and Robert Jon Hendricks in San Francisco successfully handled various matters for Boeing. Davis McManus, who splits his time between New York and Boston, 'is the lawyer you want when stakes are high'. Michael Banks, Joseph Costello, Sarah Bouchard, Steven Wall and Michael Burkhardt are noted individuals in Philadelphia. Paulo McKeeby in Dallas 'brings value and trusted guidance' and Stephanie Sweitzer in Chicago is praised for 'her persistent engagement and leadership in managing cases, which is tremendously valuable'. Orange County-based Barbara Miller's 'wage-and-hour class action knowledge is impressive'. Houston's Ethel Johnson 'gets to the core of the issue quickly and efficiently while being the utmost professional'. Recommended practitioners are also Samuel Shaulson and Ira Rosenstein in New York, Lincoln Bisbee in Washington DC and Debra Fischer in Los Angeles. The team had several partner promotions in October 2018, including Jocelyn Cuttino in Washington DC.

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