Herbert J. Levine

Herb Levine,

New York labor and employment contract counsel, has practiced labor law for more than 40 years. He has represented U.S. and multi-national corporations engaged in a wide variety of industries, including retailing, radio and television broadcasting, automotive parts, printing and publishing, refining and packaging of petroleum products, manufacturing and distribution of wines, spirits and related products, hotels, food service, financial institutions, passenger airline, and freight forwarding companies.

Mr. Levine has extensive experience in negotiating collective bargaining agreements, and has represented clients in a broad range of labor matters, including: union election and unfair labor practice cases, arbitrations and strike related matters. His practice also includes federal and state court and administrative agency litigation covering employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, ERISA, and wage-and-hour matters.

He has participated in establishing security programs for clients, helped design benefit plans, employment handbooks, and worked with clients on affirmative-action compliance reviews and safety and health matters. He has drafted and negotiated employment agreements, and has done extensive work in counseling and representing clients in merger and acquisition problems including negotiations with adverse parties, unions, and insurance carriers.

Mr. Levine started his practice as an attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, and then worked for Proskauer, Rose, Goetz, & Mendelsohn. From 1972 to 1990, Mr. Levine was a partner at the firm of Baer, Marks & Upham, where he chaired the employment law department, and was instrumental in building a labor and employee benefits practice.

He joined Orrick in 1991, and continued as a partner until 2002, when he retired from the partnership in order to devote more of his time to family obligations. He has continued to practice with Orrick since that time as counsel.

Good to know

Areas of Practice 1) Benefit Plan Investments, 2) ERISA & Benefits Litigation, 3) Traditional Labor Law and 4) Wage-and-Hour
Law School LL.B., Order of the Coif, Syracuse University College of Law, 1961
Education B.A., Syracuse University, 1959
Bar Member / Association State bar of New York
Most recent firm Orrick, Herrington & Sutcliffe LLP
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