Daniel L. Saperstein is an Associate in the Labor & Employment Law Department, resident in the Newark office. He is a member of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration, Labor-Management Relations, Employment Law Counseling & Training, International Labor & Employment, and Whistleblower & Retaliation Groups, as well as the Dodd-Frank Task Force. In addition to his counseling work, Dan represents management in a wide variety of employment-related disputes, including lawsuits brought in state and federal courts, administrative charges filed with the EEOC and analogous state agencies, and arbitrations before FINRA and AAA.
Dan has written or been quoted or cited in approximately one hundred articles, and edited or contributed to several books, on such topics as employment discrimination, social media, statute of limitations jurisprudence, family and medical leave, background checks, health care, extraterritoriality, non-competes, occupational safety and whistleblowing. In particular, Dan has drafted congressional testimony and authored commentaries for the Washington Post, Star Ledger and Bloomberg BNA. His other writings have been published by trade journals such as the National Law Journal, New Jersey Law Journal, Georgia’s Daily Report, H.R. Advisor, Westlaw Journal Employment, Law360, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM), Metropolitan Corporate Counsel (MCC), Lawdragon, Practising Law Institute, and International Law Practicum; and academic journals such as the Hofstra Law Review and Rutgers Law Record. His work also has been presented or referenced at conferences sponsored by the American Bar Association, New York State Bar Association, New Jersey Defense Association, and Academy of Legal Studies in Business. In addition, Dan frequently contributes to Proskauer client alerts and blog postings.
The New York Post and various H.R./legal publications have interviewed Dan, and his work has been quoted, cited, or acknowledged by newspapers such as The Wall Street Journal and RT; academic outlets such as Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, University of Pennsylvania, University of Virginia, Pace University, and Arizona State University; and H.R./legal publications such as H.R. Executive, H.R. Morning, Willis Wire, Social Science Research Network, American Society of Employers, International Lawyer, Lawyers.com, SHRM, and MCC. One of the articles Dan co-authored was quoted in the Respondent's brief before the U.S. Supreme Court in NASA v. Nelson. And an article accrediting Dan for his research assistance was cited in the Petitioner's certioriari and briefing papers (and the Chamber of Commerce's amicus filing) before the U.S. Supreme Court in University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center v. Nassar, as well as by the law reviews of the University of Chicago, University of Texas, Boston College, the College of William & Mary, and the University of Arkansas at Little Rock.
On the pro bono front, Dan has fought to end the exploitation of captive chimpanzees in the United States, submitting comments on behalf of the Animal Legal Defense Fund (ALDF) to the Fish and Wildlife Service and the National Institutes of Health. Dan also has contributed to the ALDF Blog on these issues. His other pro bono matters have included working on the Iraqi Human Rights Project, partaking in Goldman Sachs’ 10,000 Small Businesses, defending non-profit organizations, representing the New York City Police Department, and assisting on prisoners' rights issues.
Before joining Proskauer and throughout law school, Dan was an adjunct professor of history at William Paterson University and Bergen Community College. While teaching, he published a paper with the Hindsight Graduate History Journal of California State University, Fresno. While in law school, Dan was a teaching assistant for the Legal Writing Program and a member of the Fordham International Law Journal, where he published a note.