NEW YORK--(EON: Enhanced Online News)--Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP ("SRZ") today announced the addition of Samuel Estreicher as Of Counsel in the employment and employee benefits group in the firm’s New York office. He will maintain his faculty position at New York University, where he is the Dwight D. Opperman Professor of Law, the director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law, as well as co-director of the Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration.
“Sam is one of the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of labor and employment law. His contribution to the team will be significant and will allow us to further expand our practice.”
Mark E. Brossman, co-head of the SRZ employment and employee benefits group, commented, "Sam is one of the most prominent scholars and practitioners in the field of labor and employment law. His contribution to the team will be significant and will allow us to further expand our practice."
Ronald E. Richman, co-head of the SRZ employment and employee benefits group, as well as a member of the firm's executive committee, added, "We are pleased to have Sam join our group, as we continue to work hard representing clients on the most complex employment-related matters. He is known for being on the leading edge of issues concerning the employment relationship. We are excited to be able to offer his insights and ideas to our clients."
Mr. Estreicher's practice will focus on the full range of issues affecting the employment relationship, including designing ADR and compliance systems, advising clients in OFCCP, EEO and labor relations compliance, and representing clients in individual and class EEO, wage-hour, and employee benefits litigation. He will also advise companies on cross-border and human rights labor and employment issues; and pursue an active appellate practice in the U.S. Supreme Court and other tribunals.
"Sam brings to Schulte Roth & Zabel the highest level of expertise and scholarship," said Alan S. Waldenberg, chair of the firm's executive committee and chair of the tax group. "He is an excellent addition to our employment and employee benefits group, which is known for its innovative approach."
"SRZ represents a departure from the law firm norm in that the department is dedicated to representing clients with respect to the entire employment relationship. With that, they've earned a well-deserved reputation as a go-to firm on employment and employee benefits matters. I am thrilled to join this stellar team," commented Mr. Estreicher.
Mr. Estreicher's distinguished career includes having served as chair of the labor committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York and secretary of the ABA's labor and employment section. He is the Chief Reporter for the American Law Institute's Restatement Third of Employment Law and a member of the administrative tribunal of the Asian Development Bank. Prior to joining the NYU faculty in 1978, he served as law clerk to Justice Lewis F. Powell, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court and Judge Harold Leventhal of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit.
Mr. Estreicher has published several books including leading casebooks and treatises in labor law, and employment discrimination and employment law. He has received numerous awards, including the Labor and Employment Relations Association's prestigious Susan C. Eaton Outstanding Scholar-Practitioner Award. Human Resource Executive magazine has named him among "The Nation's '50 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.'" He received his A.B. from Columbia College, his M.S. (labor relations) from Cornell University and his J.D. from Columbia Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Columbia Law Review.
About Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP
Schulte Roth & Zabel LLP (www.srz.com) is a full-service law firm with offices in New York, Washington, D.C. and London. As one of the leading law firms serving the financial services industry, the firm regularly advises clients on corporate and transactional matters, as well as providing counsel on regulatory, compliance, enforcement and investigative issues. The firm's practices include employment & employee benefits; investment management; M&A securities & capital markets; litigation; business reorganization; environmental; finance; individual client services; intellectual property, sourcing & technology; real estate; regulatory & compliance; structured products & derivatives; and tax.