For more than 30 years, Neil has provided practical, business-oriented legal advice to US and multinational companies and executives on day-to-day labor, employment, and ERISA/benefits issues and litigation. He has extensive experience in restrictive covenants, executive agreements, due diligence, arbitration, collective bargaining grievances, wage and hour class actions, ERISA breach of fiduciary duty, Family and Medical Leave Act, sexual harassment, disability discrimination and reasonable accommodation, wrongful discharge, and advancement and indemnification of corporate officers and directors.
Neil is a partner in the Employment Practice Group working out of the Firm’s New York office. He speaks and writes frequently, providing practical, business-oriented advice to employers seeking to navigate the complex field of employment law.
Represented employers in class action and multiple plaintiff wage and hour lawsuits to successful settlement*
Defended employer unexpectedly hit with ERISA withdrawal liability to successful settlement and abatement of liability*
Negotiated departing members of private limited partnership to successful business divorce*
Led employers in global restructuring and reduction in force by coordinating separations in multiple countries*
*Matter handled prior to joining McDermott.
The Best Lawyers in America 2021, Employment Law – Individuals
Super Lawyers, Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney, 2018 to 2019
Education New York Law School, JD, magna cum laude, 1989 University of Wisconsin – Madison, BA, 1985
Courts/Agencies Supreme Court of the United States US Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit US Court of Appeals for the 10th Circuit US District Court for the District of Colorado US District Court for the District of New Jersey US District Court for the Eastern District of New York US District Court for the Southern District of New York US District Court for the Western District of New York
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