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Proskauer Rose LLP
NEW YORK, NEW YORK 10036-8299
United States
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Work Department

Labor & Employment


Neil Abramson is the co-chair of Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department and head of the Public Sector Group. He handles all types of employment litigation, including discrimination claims, claims for breach of contract and claims arising from the collective bargaining relationship, as well as arbitrations, administrative proceedings and collective bargaining.

Neil regularly handles complex collective bargaining disputes for private and public sector employers, including litigating matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, various public interest arbitration panels, private grievance arbitrators and the National Labor Relations Board. Neil leads the legal representation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its collective bargaining disputes with transit and railroad workers and the City of New York in its collective bargaining disputes with teachers, police, fire, nurses and hospital staff. Neil also regularly handles collective bargaining disputes for multiemployer bargaining associations and single employers for such clients as Major League Baseball, The League of Voluntary Hospitals, The New York Times, Pratt Institute and The Broadway League. He also provides advice and guidance to clients, counseling employers on how to avoid litigation and achieve their employee relations objectives. Neil also has litigated single and multiple plaintiff matters in the state and federal courts of New York and a number of other jurisdictions and has extensive appellate advocacy experience.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

(Leading lawyers)

Neil AbramsonProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP has great experience in representing management in labor relations matters, advising employers on union-organizing situations. The firm represents a large number of sports leagues, universities and media organizations. The practice is led by New York-based Neil Abramson, who leads collective bargaining disputes with transit and railroad workers, teachers and emergency services, and Los Angeles-based Anthony Oncidi. New York-based Bernard Plum brings his years of experience as a spokesperson for entertainment and media companies into his present legal work representing companies in the sport, theatre and live events industries. Also New York-based, Paul Salvatore negotiates industry collective bargaining agreements including real estate, construction and education. New York’s Steven Porzio assists both unionized and non-unionized companies in a range of labor relations matters.

United States > Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

Proskauer Rose LLP operates a large, international labor and employment practice, with over 140 lawyers based across nine offices in the US, UK and Europe. The practice is sought by clients operating in the sports, entertainment and real estate industries, amongst others. The team is led by Neil Abramson in New York, who handles complex collective bargaining cases, and Los Angeles-based co-chair Anthony Oncidi, who advises on high-profile employment cases, with a particular emphasis on the media and entertainment sectors. Other key practitioners include trial lawyer Keisha-Ann Gray in New York, and Washington DC-based partner Guy Brenner, who has particular experience in non-compete and trade secrets matters.

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Proskauer Rose LLP stands out for its excellent reputation when acting for universities, professional sports leagues and companies in the financial services, media and healthcare sectors. It is involved in litigation and arbitration, with a recurring focus on class and collective actions, wage and hour disputes, labor management and employment counselling. The group is jointly led by New-York based Neil Abramson, who has expertise in complex collective bargaining disputes, and California-based Anthony Oncidi; he is well versed in acting as lead counsel for clients in the media and entertainment industries. In Boston, Mark Batten is recognized for his work in class actions, although he often acts as counsel for employment-related issues too. Elise Bloom in New York has over 30 years of experience and is noted as a key contact for wage and hour disputes and class and collective actions, while Keisha-Ann Gray in the same office focuses on discrimination and harassment matters. Also in New York, senior counsel Michelle Annese has experience representing clients before relevant courts in connection with discrimination and retaliation issues.