Labor and Employment Law

For over a century, Satterlee Stephens LLP has represented clients ranging from multinational corporations to local businesses in connection with their ongoing employment issues and disputes.

We are particularly active in representing media and technology companies, financial institutions, cultural institutions, publishing companies, and philanthropic institutions.

On a daily and continuing basis, we provide advice about all aspects of the employment relationship, for both unionized and non-union employers, such as:

  • employee discipline and discharge;
  • reductions-in-force;
  • development of personnel policies and procedures;
  • preparation of employee handbooks;
  • negotiation and drafting of employment agreements;
  • equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and occupational safety and health requirements;
  • immigration regulations and procedures;
  • wage and hour practices; and
  • delicate employment situations, such as issues arising from allegations of sexual harassment and employee privacy.

In situations where litigation is unavoidable, we are skilled litigators with extensive trial experience and have a record of success resolving difficult employment disputes involving discrimination claims, trade-secret and enforcement of restrictive covenants, fiduciary duty, wage-and-hour claims, benefit claims and other ERISA litigation, and whistleblower retaliation claims. We advise and defend our clients in litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration proceedings, as well as in administrative proceedings before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Our labor law experience is frequently sought in connection with corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.

John I. Coster IV

John I. Coster IV is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Coster’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and regulatory enforcement matters.   

Andrew L. Fish

Andrew L. Fish is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.  Mr. Fish concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, trial practice, and business litigation.

Joan Rosenstock

Joan Rosenstock is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Ms. Rosenstock’s practice is concentrated in commercial litigation, including alternative dispute resolution (ADR) and insurance related litigation, with prior experience which includes real estate finance and lender liability.

Ms. Rosenstock is admitted to practice in the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.  She is a member of the New York City Bar Association and the American Bar Association.

Walter A. Saurack

Walter A. Saurack is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Saurack is a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters, particularly on behalf of financial institutions and real estate developers.

Mr. Saurack has successfully litigated matters nationwide before FINRA, the AAA, and in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, including securities, RICO, banking, employment, insurance coverage, insurance broker malpractice, attorney malpractice, and real estate disputes.

Michael H. Gibson

Michael H. Gibson is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Gibson concentrates his practice primarily in the areas of commercial litigation, consumer credit law and securities litigation and arbitration.

Prior to joining Satterlee Stephens Burke & Burke LLP Mr. Gibson was employed by the Monroe County Public Defenders Office.

Mr. Gibson is admitted to the Bar of the State of New York and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.

 

Glenn C. Edwards

Glenn C. Edwards is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. 

He has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, both trial and appellate, in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions, as well as arbitration.  Areas of practice have included contractual disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, products liability, bankruptcy, trusts and estates litigation, and media-related issues.

Thomas J. Cahill

Thomas J. Cahill is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

Mr. Cahill is a litigator with particular experience in commercial contract, insurance, employment and copyright cases.  Mr. Cahill has represented public companies, private firms and individuals in federal and state courts as well as in arbitrations and mediations.

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