July 20, 2011
Who is David B. Feldman?
Dave is the newest partner to join Moses & Singer’s Employment and Labor Group. He has extensive experience with and knowledge of local, state and federal labor and employment law. Most recently, Dave served as President of the New York City Chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association (“LERA”), a national organization with over three thousand members dedicated to the practice of labor, employment, civil rights, human resources and immigration law. Dave was for many years Managing Attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights where he was responsible for the daily legal activities and operations of its Law Enforcement Bureau. He was also Founding Editor in Chief of the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal, the second law school publication in the United States to be devoted exclusively to the scholarly analysis of labor and employment law issues.
How does he help his clients?
Dave utilizes his extensive enforcement and defense experience and his scholarship to assist employers in complying with local, state and federal laws and regulations. He conducts internal corporate audits and customized training programs in the areas of wage and hour, fair employment practices and traditional labor law. As a trial lawyer, Dave defends employers in enforcement proceedings and civil suits, including collective and class actions, before courts as well as before administrative agencies at the federal, state and local levels. His clients are in a number of industries, such as hospitality (restaurants, spas, hotels), manufacturing, construction, finance, retail and not-for-profits.
What do others say about him?
“We welcome David, who is a careful and thoughtful student of labor law and an astute practitioner. He has spent decades both enforcing the law and defending employers charged with violations,” said Chairman of Moses & Singer, Alan Kolod. David Rabinowitz, Chair of the Firm’s Employment and Labor Group noted that “Dave’s practical experience will be invaluable in helping us guide our clients through the complex statutes and regulations in this area.”
What is Dave’s background?
This past year as President of the New York City Chapter of LERA, Dave conducted programs on NLRB developments, health care reform, social networking, federal and state wage and hour laws and regulations, and developments before the New York State Division of Human Rights. As Managing Attorney for the New York City Commission on Human Rights, Dave regularly conducted conferences on the interpretation, implementation and enforcement of the New York City Human Rights Law as compared to the New York State Human Rights Law, Title VII, ADEA, OWBPA and ADA. Further, Dave served as General Counsel for the Muscular Dystrophy Association (“MDA”), a national not-for-profit corporation dedicated to combating neuromuscular diseases and to providing care, treatment, education and legal services to disabled individuals. His tenure at MDA provides him with additional insight into the importance of developing and maintaining state-specific workplace policies and procedures that conform to corporate and legal developments.
Dave is a Phi Beta Kappa, summa cum laude graduate of Union College. He received his Juris Doctor degree from the Hofstra University School of Law where he helped establish the Hofstra Labor & Employment Law Journal. As Chair of the Alumni Advisory Board, Dave remains active in Journal activities and promotes and conducts seminars for students interested in this field.