Proskauer has announced today that three nationally acclaimed labor and employment lawyers – Zach Fasman, Allan Bloom and Erika Collins – have joined the firm as partners in New York. The combined depth of their experience advising multinational corporations, financial services firms and corporate boards on a range of U.S. and international labor and employment law issues will complement the firm’s marquee Labor and Employment (L&E) practice.
Mr. Fasman is widely recognized as one of the deans of the labor and employment bar, and has more than 30 years of experience representing employers in labor-management relations, employment litigation and counseling. He has litigated numerous employment law cases ranging from nationwide class actions to jury trials of individual discrimination claims and argued many cases in both state and federal appellate courts, including two successful arguments before the United States Supreme Court. He has also negotiated collective bargaining agreements with major U.S. labor unions and has substantial experience appearing before the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Bloom is a nationally recognized employment litigator and advisor. He has defended the world's leading employers in a broad range of disputes, ranging from nationwide class and collective actions to jury trials of individual claims, and has argued numerous cases in federal and state courts of appeal. He has particular expertise in the financial services industry, where he has litigated and arbitrated cases, including at FINRA and its predecessors, for close to 20 years. He has significant experience in federal and state wage-hour and equal employment opportunity matters, both in the litigation and advisory contexts. He regularly advises boards of directors and senior management on highly sensitive matters such as executive transitions, audit and restructuring projects, and internal investigations. He is a prolific writer and speaker on employment law issues, and is the editor of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Journal.
Ms. Collins is recognized as the leading international labor and employment lawyer in the country and has a wealth of experience helping multinational public and private companies manage their global workforces, focusing on the full range of cross-border employment and human resources matters throughout the Americas, Europe, Africa and Asia. She represents U.S. and non-U.S. employers in all aspects of company growth and restructuring, from office openings, executive hiring and workforce expansions to company downsizing. She advises clients on developing global mobility programs, as well as preparing competitive employment packages and agreements that are compliant with local laws. She also regularly conducts multi-country audits of employment laws and practices regarding compliance with data privacy, leave laws, working time, redundancy requirements, fixed-term contracts and outsourcing, among many other issues.
“Zach, Allan and Erika continue our legacy of providing clients the very best lawyers at the leading edge of their fields. We are delighted to add them to our partnership,” said Proskauer chairman Joseph M. Leccese.