Bond’s Labor and Employment Practice Ranked in Chambers USA 2016

June 8, 2016

(Syracuse, NY): Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is pleased to announce it has again been honored by Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business with recognition for our New York State labor and employment practice.

Independent and objective, Chambers USA is widely considered to be the most reputable law firm directory in the world. Its rankings are based on interviews with leading practitioners and clients. Following is an excerpt from the publication:

What the team is known for
Assists a range of clients, from Fortune 100 companies to local businesses, with all aspects of labor and employment law. Experienced in handling such matters arising in a variety of sectors, including higher education, transportation, retail, hospitality and insurance.

Strengths (Quotes mainly from clients)
"Very thorough, very detailed and very committed to us as a client."
"Very professional, responsive and formidable in their advocacy for us."

Work highlights
Achieved a victory on behalf of Bedford Central School District in a case regarding the termination of a teacher. The team made the first successful case based on a 2012 state statute enabling the dismissal of incompetent tenured teachers.

Successfully represented Weil, Gotshal & Manges in a disability discrimination claim brought against it by one of its employees.

Notable practitioners
Louis DiLorenzo
offers a broad labor and employment practice with particular expertise in a number of matters, including OFCCP investigations, collective bargaining agreements, NLRB actions, and wage and hour cases. DiLorenzo who, according to market sources, "has come to New York with a force," represented various McDonald's franchisees in a joint employer litigation initiated by the NLRB.

Michael Bernstein is a well-respected senior figure in the New York labor and employment arena, with longstanding experience in assisting clients at management level on the full range of labor and employment matters. He defended Francis Branin in a claim brought against him by Bessemer Trust regarding nonsolicitation of clients.

Significant clients
Anaren, Bechtel, Chubb Group of Insurance Companies, Corning Incorporated, GE.

Bond, Schoeneck & King PLLC is a law firm with 270 lawyers serving individuals, companies and public sector entities in a broad range of practice areas. Bond has nine offices in New York State and offices in Naples, Florida and Overland Park, Kansas.