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Proskauer’s Labor & Employment Department has deep experience in 17 distinct legal disciplines across the spectrum of labor and employment law. The department handles the complete range of sophisticated litigation, along with trial, appellate and counseling work, as well as traditional labor relations and collective bargaining matters.

Called a “powerhouse” by Chambers USA and “amazing strategists” with “fantastic technical know-how” by Chambers Europe, ours is one of the strongest practices of its kind globally, with over 160 lawyers based in the U.S., London, Paris and Beijing.

In addition to receiving the highest rankings in The Legal 500 United States, the practice was honored by Chambers USA in 2014 with a nationwide and Chamber Global 2014 USA with a first-tier ranking, and in 2012 with the prestigious “Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment.” The American Lawyer ranked Proskauer among the top three firms nationwide for labor and employment litigation, noting that clients retain us when their "company's reputation is on the line" and "managing the public face of litigation" is of utmost importance.

Our highly experienced lawyers handle virtually every aspect of labor and employment law:

  • We have long been the leading firm for traditional labor-management relations disputes and are a leader in the complex field of class and collective actions, with a particular focus on wage and hour class actions.
  • Our executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA litigation practice is ranked among the best in The Legal 500 United States and Chambers USA.
  • Chambers has praised our immigration lawyers for their understanding of both the law and our clients’ business needs.
  • Chambers has singled out our sports industry practice — which draws heavily on our labor and employment capabilities — as the world’s best.
  • Our lawyers include a number of former government officials, giving us a unique seat at the table as groundbreaking labor and employment laws — such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Free Choice Act, Family and Medical Leave Act — and a host of other legislation and regulations are considered, shaped and debated.