Neil Abramson is the co-chair of the Labor & Employment Law Department and head of the Public Sector Group. He handles all types of employment litigation, including discrimination claims, claims for breach of contract and claims arising from the collective bargaining relationship, as well as arbitrations, administrative proceedings and collective bargaining.
Neil regularly handles complex collective bargaining disputes for private and public sector employers, including litigating matters before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, various public interest arbitration panels, private grievance arbitrators and the National Labor Relations Board. Neil leads the legal representation of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority in its collective bargaining disputes with transit and railroad workers and the City of New York in its collective bargaining disputes with teachers, police, fire, nurses and hospital staff. Neil also regularly handles collective bargaining disputes for multiemployer bargaining associations and single employers for such clients as Major League Baseball, The League of Voluntary Hospitals, The New York Times, Pratt Institute and The Broadway League. He also provides advice and guidance to clients, counseling employers on how to avoid litigation and achieve their employee relations objectives. Neil also has litigated single and multiple plaintiff matters in the state and federal courts of New York and a number of other jurisdictions and has extensive appellate advocacy experience.
Among the clients Neil has represented are major corporations in such diverse fields as financial services, higher education, news media, transportation, sports, energy, entertainment and health care, as well as numerous public benefit and public service corporations.