Labor and Employment
Labor and Employment
Clients praise Kelley Drye’s labor and employment team as essential to “navigating complicated employment issues” and as “quick in responding to our questions and providing useful guidance that we could implement immediately.  The partners and associates have a deep understanding of legal trends and we trusted that their legal advice represented the current market standards on cutting-edge employment issues.”  Legal 500, 2021
We deliver practical, superior, results-driven advocacy and advice to address our clients’ full spectrum of L&E and HR needs. While many firms say that, few can deliver the proven, cost-effective results our diverse and experienced team provides.
 

Recognition and Honors

  • Nationally ranked for “Labor and Employment Disputes (including collective actions) Defense,” by Legal 500, 2021.

  • Chair Mark Konkel and partner Barbara Hoey are both ranked as a leading practitioners in the Labor & Employment area by Chambers USA, 2021.

  • Partner Barbara Hoey is consistently ranked among The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Employment Law, Management year over year.

  • Our attorneys are recommended in US Legal 500 for their work in Labor & Employment – Defense, 2021.
 

Labor and Employment Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Litigation

Labor and Employment Counseling and Compliance

Employment Class Action Defense

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

Global Human Resources Law

Organized Labor

Compliance Audits and Internal Investigations

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

 
 
 

Overview

Clients praise Kelley Drye’s labor and employment team as essential to “navigating complicated employment issues” and as “quick in responding to our questions and providing useful guidance that we could implement immediately.  The partners and associates have a deep understanding of legal trends and we trusted that their legal advice represented the current market standards on cutting-edge employment issues.”  Legal 500, 2021
We deliver practical, superior, results-driven advocacy and advice to address our clients’ full spectrum of L&E and HR needs. While many firms say that, few can deliver the proven, cost-effective results our diverse and experienced team provides.
 

Recognition and Honors

  • Nationally ranked for “Labor and Employment Disputes (including collective actions) Defense,” by Legal 500, 2021.

  • Chair Mark Konkel and partner Barbara Hoey are both ranked as a leading practitioners in the Labor & Employment area by Chambers USA, 2021.

  • Partner Barbara Hoey is consistently ranked among The Best Lawyers in America© (Woodward/White, Inc.), Employment Law, Management year over year.

  • Our attorneys are recommended in US Legal 500 for their work in Labor & Employment – Defense, 2021.
 

Labor and Employment Practice Areas

Labor and Employment Litigation

Labor and Employment Counseling and Compliance

Employment Class Action Defense

Trade Secrets and Restrictive Covenants

Global Human Resources Law

Organized Labor

Compliance Audits and Internal Investigations

Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation

 
Partner
Email (212) 808-7959(212) 808-7959
Mark Konkel is a nationally recognized advocate for employers across industries and chairs the firm’s Labor and Employment practice.  He has a long track record of winning judgments and ...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7621(212) 808-7621
Victoria Anderson focuses her practice on employee benefits and executive compensation – namely, qualified and non-qualified retirement plans, deferred compensation arrangements under 409A, 4...
Partner
Email (213) 547-4906(213) 547-4906
Kimberly Carter is managing partner of the firm’s Los Angeles office. Kimberly focuses her practice on a wide array of employment law matters including defense of high-stakes single plaintiff...
Partner
Email (203) 351-8028(203) 351-8028
Richard Chargar advises public and private companies, institutions and other organizations, senior executives and boards of directors on complex benefits and compensation matters.  Richard ser...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7812(212) 808-7812
Levi Downing’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation matters, including trademark, trade dress, copyright, false advertising, unfair competition, defamation, breach of contract, f...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7628(212) 808-7628
Barbara Hoey is a member of the firm’s Executive Committee.  In her third decade of practice, Barbara’s experience includes counseling clients in all areas of employment law, and d...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7980(212) 808-7980
Pamela Kaplan chairs the firm’s Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation group.  Pam represents Fortune 500 companies, not-for-profit entities and other organizations on their empl...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7825(212) 808-7825
Blythe Lovinger partners with employers across sectors to develop and implement legally compliant business solutions for all workplace challenges.  Clients appreciate Blythe’s ability to...
Partner
Email (312) 857-2623(312) 857-2623
Matthew Luzadder is managing partner of the firm's Chicago office.  Matt focuses his practice on white-collar crime and internal investigations, commercial litigation and labor and employm...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7843(212) 808-7843
Jaclyn Metzinger focuses her practice on commercial and complex civil litigation in both state and federal courts.  Her experience includes consumer class actions, false advertising claims, an...
Partner
Email (212) 808-5052(212) 808-5052
James Saylor has managed complex litigations and arbitration for a diverse breadth of firm clients, including national brick and mortar and online retailers, internationally-recognized brands, tech...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7965(212) 808-7965
Rob Steiner is the managing partner of Kelley Drye’s New York office.  A proven litigator and trial attorney with over two decades of experience in complex business litigation, Rob has h...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7586(212) 808-7586
Damon Suden is an experienced and talented litigator and trial attorney.  His practice includes commercial and complex civil litigation and class action defense in both state and federal court...
Partner
Email (212) 808-7985(212) 808-7985
David Zalman’s practice involves commercial and complex civil litigation, including class action defense, contract disputes, unfair competition, false advertising, real estate disputes, corpo...
Special Counsel
Email (212) 808-7697(212) 808-7697
Maria Biaggi’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including workplace litigation, dispute resolution, and counseling.  Her broad scope of experience makes her a...
Special Counsel
Email (973) 503-5924(973) 503-5924
Vincent Rao is special counsel in the firm’s Parsippany office.  His practice focuses on commercial litigation, consumer-oriented class action defense, intellectual property protection a...
Senior Associate
Email (213) 547-4915(213) 547-4915
Ronnie Arenas focuses his practice on all areas of labor and employment law, including litigation, advice and counsel, and preventative training. Ronnie’s extensive litigation experience...
Senior Associate
Email (312) 857-2311(312) 857-2311
Tyler Bohman focuses his practice on all aspects of labor and employment law and commercial litigation.  He defends employers against various employment claims filed in state and federal court...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7681(212) 808-7681
Alison Frimmel is a senior associate in the Labor and Employment practice.  Alison focuses her practice on employment and labor counseling and litigation, dispute resolution, and defense strat...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7908(212) 808-7908
Steven Nevolis is a member of the firm’s Labor & Employment practice group.  His practice encompasses a broad spectrum of services for management-side clients, including employm...
Senior Associate
Email (212) 808-7935(212) 808-7935
Richard Solomon is a senior associate in the firm's New York office. He focuses his practice on immigration and nationality law. Richard represents multinational corporations, domestic com...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7568(212) 808-7568
Sebastian Clarkin is a third-generation labor and employment attorney, and focuses his practice in all areas of labor and employment law.  He represents a diverse client base with matters invo...
Associate
Email (212) 808-7646(212) 808-7646
Rachel Goot is an associate in the firm’s Labor and Employment practice. Rachel represents employers in a variety of employment law matters, including harassment and discrimination claims, tr...
Associate
Email (212) 808-5021(212) 808-5021
Nicholas Kromka is an associate with the firm’s Labor and Employment group.  Nick focuses his practice in all areas of labor and employment law, with a specific emphasis on defending cli...