Allan Bloom is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Wage and Hour Practice Group. Allan is an experienced trial lawyer who represents management in a broad range of employment and labor law matters. He has successfully defended a number of the world’s leading financial services, investment management, technology, consumer products, telecommunications, publishing, insurance, construction, and lodging companies, as well as global law firms and cultural institutions, against claims for unpaid wages, employment discrimination, breach of contract, and wrongful discharge, both at the trial and appellate court levels.
Allan has secured complete defense verdicts for clients in front of juries as well as in bench trials, in cases involving allegations of age, disability (actual and perceived), national origin, race, and sex discrimination; harassment/hostile work environment; failure to provide reasonable accommodations; and retaliation.
Allan has particular expertise in the financial services industry, where he has litigated and arbitrated cases, including at FINRA and its predecessors, for close to 20 years. He has significant experience in federal and state wage and hour matters, in both the litigation and compliance contexts. He has served as counsel of record to a number of Fortune 500 companies in wage and hour class and collective actions and has counseled clients in audit and restructuring projects involving tens of thousands of employees.
Allan regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on highly sensitive matters such as executive transitions and internal investigations. He counsels publicly traded and privately held companies on the hiring and termination of employees and consultants, the establishment and enforcement of workplace policies and practices, wage-hour compliance, reorganizations and reductions in force, alternative dispute resolution, and labor-management relations.
A prolific author, Allan is the Editor of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Journal and previously served as a Senior Editor of the ABA treatise ADR in Employment Law (Bloomberg BNA, 2015) and as a Final Proof Editor of the ABA treatise Employment Discrimination Law, 5th Ed. (Bloomberg BNA, 2012). He frequently speaks on employment law issues, including for the American Conference Institute, the American Law Institute, BNA, the New York State Bar Association, and the Practicing Law Institute, and he has trained mediators for the Southern District of New York.