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DLA Piper LLP (US)
1251 6TH AVE,
NEW YORK, NY 10020-1104
United States

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Joseph Piesco represents employers in litigation before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitration panels, with a major focus on employment-related class actions, including wage and hour class and collective actions, ADEA actions and actions under Title VII and concomitant state anti-discrimination laws. He also conducts training on issues, including: separation agreements, terminations and other disciplinary actions; reductions-in-force; employment policies and practices; wage and hour auditing; Title I and Title III ADA compliance and audits; anti-harassment and workplace diversity; and workplace violence.

Joseph also has a longstanding management-side traditional labor law practice, with an emphasis on real estate development and mergers and acquisitions in the hospitality industry, and he represents clients in connection with collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and union arbitrations.


J.D., Villanova University School of Law; B.A., Binghamton University

Lawyer Rankings

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

Marc Katz heads DLA Piper LLP (US)’s practice from Dallas, and has a special focus on unfair competition and trade secret litigation. The practice is known for its experience in dealing with the full spectrum of employment matters such as wage and hour litigation, class action work, discrimination matters, and COVID-19 requirements for employers. Other key names within the practice include New York-based Mary Dollarhide and San Diego-based Julie Dunne for wage and hour class actions, Brian Kaplan and Joseph Piesco in New York for extensive litigation experience, and Kim Askew in Dallas for experience in matters relating to discrimination and harassment. Steven Taeusch joined the San Francisco office from Goodwin in March 2022 and brings particular expertise in wage and hour matters.

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

DLA Piper LLP (US) handles the full range of matters, with particular emphasis on union organizing and contract administration, advice on the National Labor Relations Act and negotiating collective bargaining agreements. Dallas-based lawyer Marc Katz leads the employment practice group, which also adept at handling labor-related arbitrations, and litigation before the NLRB. An ex-employee of the NLRB, Washington DC’s Harriet Lipkin  is an important name for such matters and she lends her considerable experience to unfair labor practice cases and union organizing efforts. From the New York office, Joseph Piesco  is similarly well-versed on traditional labor matters in the space. San Diego-based attorney Kevin Harlow and of counsel Steve Hernández are key names for defending employers against unfair labor practice charges.