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Stroock & Stroock & Lavan LLP

Labor & Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 1New YorkUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Unparalleled experience representing public sector unions including teaching, police and sanitation. Particularly proficient in collective bargaining negotiations, and also offers know-how in labor disputes.

Strengths

A client states: "The lawyers work well as a coordinated team and are also able to draw upon Stroock’s many other areas of expertise to provide a full service. This enables them to provide cutting-edge advice. Stroock is responsive and provides exceptional service that is always cognizant of the particular needs of clients."

Another source adds: "Stroock's union-side employment lawyers are unrivaled in NYC. We've been very impressed by the breadth of knowledge and experience."

Clients note: "The lawyers are very prepared and have excellent presence. Their presentations are very clear, factual, understandable and always on point. Their papers are second to none."

Notable practitioners

Alan Klinger has a strong practice counseling public sector unions on a wide range of labor law issues, including collective bargaining negotiations.
"He is a prudent adviser and an excellent negotiator." "Alan has decades of experience in a broad spectrum of areas. He is the architect of strategic plans that utilize litigation, negotiation and other levers designed to accomplish the client's goals. He has a deep knowledge of the client’s operations and needs and is able to see contentious and complex situations, often including political elements, to successful resolution."

Dina Kolker focuses her practice on labor relations. She regularly advises public sector unions on collective bargaining.
"Dina's strengths include strategic thinking, creative bargaining resolutions and litigation skills." "She is extremely thorough tactically in gaming out certain possible outcomes." "She is a stellar oral advocate when it comes to presenting a case to a judge or a set of issues to a client. She is unbelievably artful at presenting materials and does an unbelievable job of getting up to speed on specific issues and nuances to provide appropriate counsel, which is really superb."

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New York

Labor & Employment


Alan Klinger
Band 5
Dina Kolker
Up and Coming