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

Labor & Employment

Position

Betsy Plevan is a partner in Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Law Department and a former member of the firm’s seven-person Executive Committee. She has built her practice handling all types of labor and employment litigation, as well as counseling clients in employment matters. In addition to maintaining her active practice, she served as president of the New York City Bar from 2004-2006, a member of the ABA Board of Governors from 2006-2009, and chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary from 2013-2014.

Betsy’s practice includes representing clients in such diverse industries as banking and finance, health care, entertainment, publishing and education. She spends considerable time representing leading law firms in counseling and litigation assignments as well as conducting high-profile investigations. She has handled both single plaintiff and class action lawsuits involving issues of discrimination, harassment and employee benefits matters.

Lawyer Rankings

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

(Hall of Fame)

Bettina PlevanProskauer Rose LLP

The labor and employment department at Proskauer Rose LLP has a strong market reputation and is praised for ‘always focusing on the clients’ best interest‘. Led by the experienced Elise Bloom and Neil Abramson, the team is regularly engaged by corporates, universities, sport leagues, and other law firms. Bloom, Howard Ganz and Adam Lupion represent the Major League Baseball (MLB) in an ongoing wage-and-hour putative class action brought by minor league baseball players alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage-and-hour laws before the Ninth Circuit. Lupion and Joseph Baumgarten acted for the National Hockey League (NHL) when, after more than five years of litigation, the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a former player was dismissed. Nigel Telman in Chicago, who has ‘an exceptional approach and is customer focused‘, acts for McDonald’s in various matters. The impressive client portfolio also includes UBS, the NFL and MetLife. Mark Batten in Boston settled a class action case for Harvard University in connection with the challenging of independent contractor status. Los Angeles’ Anthony Oncidi is particularly active in the entertainment industry. Further recommended individuals are Bettina PlevanAllan BloomLloyd ChinnSteven HurdKathleen McKennaJohn Barry, and Evandro Gigante. Chicago’s key contact is Steven Pearlman and Newark’s Lawrence Sandak and Joseph O’Keefe. Special counsel Jurate Schwartz in Boca Raton, Guy Brenner in Washington DC, Keisha-Ann Gray and counsel Rachel Philion are also noted. Harris Mufson made partner in November 2018. The practice lost its former head Connie Bertram to Polsinelli PC in September 2018. Named attorneys are based in New York except where indicated otherwise.

United States > Labor and employment > Workplace and employment counseling

(Hall of Fame)

Bettina PlevanProskauer Rose LLP

Proskauer Rose LLP fields a team of ‘premier advisers in the profession’, possessing ‘significant expertise in US employment law‘. The team handles investigations, compliance and advisory matters for corporations, universities and, famously, several professional sports leagues. The practice is jointly led by Neil Abramson and Elise Bloom. Work highlights included representing CBS in an investigation looking into sexual harassment allegations against a former talk show host; the lead partner on this investigation was Bettina Plevan, who is widely recognized for her expertise in counseling clients in employment matters. Together with Howard Robbins, Plevan also advised the Metropolitan Opera on an investigation of a former conductor. Erika Collins specializes in advising on international and cross-border workplace issues and is praised for her ‘astonishing breadth of knowledge, which is coupled with a practical, strategic approach’. Chicago’s Nigel Telman is regularly engaged by McDonald’s to handle day-to-day counseling and internal investigations. Sports leagues clients include the NFL and NHL, and the firm also advises several media organizations. Kathleen McKenna is a key contact for other law firms in sensitive matters. Washington DC-based Guy Brenner, Keisha-Ann GrayEvandro Gigante are further noted individuals. Harris Mufson made partner in November 2018. The practice’s former head Connie Bertram left for Polsinelli PC in September 2018, and Michelle Gyves joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in 2019. Named attorneys are based in New York, except when indicated otherwise.

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

(Hall of Fame)

Bettina PlevanProskauer Rose LLP