Martin J. Oppenheimer is a former Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department, with a national reputation for representing employers in labor relations matters.
As spokesman in labor negotiations, attorney in arbitration and administrative proceedings, and counselor on all aspects of personnel and labor problems, he has represented, among his commercial clients, Time Warner, United Parcel Service, Amerada Hess, Coca-Cola Enterprises, and many of the leading United States shipping companies.
Martin has acted as counsel to many national and regional Taft-Hartley pension and benefit plans.
In addition to his work in the industrial and commercial sectors, Martin has represented a wide range of not-for-profit organizations, including Columbia University, Yale University, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, the New York Philharmonic, Metropolitan Opera and New York City Opera.
Martin is actively engaged in the New York City philanthropic community. He served as Chair of the Board of City Center of Music and Drama, Inc., is a Director Emeritus of the Board of Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts and a member of the boards of the 92nd Street YMHA, The Emelin Theatre, and New York Road Runners, as well as a member of the Advisory Board of the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia.
Mr. Oppenheimer is a graduate of the University of Pennsylvania and Yale Law School and was a Fulbright Scholar at Goethe University in Frankfurt.