Four New York-Based FordHarrison Attorneys Named 2017 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

Date   Sep 21, 2017

FordHarrison LLP, one of the country’s largest management-side labor and employment law firms, is pleased to announce that Philip K. Davidoff, Eric Su and Stephen E. Zweig, Partners in the firm’s New York office, have been selected to the 2017 “New York Metro Super Lawyers” list. Jeffrey G. Douglas, Senior Associate in the New York office, has been named to the 2017 “New York Metro Rising Stars” list.

Attorneys are selected for this honor through a statewide nomination process, peer review by practice area and independent research on candidates. This rigorous process is designed to identify lawyers who have attained a high degree of peer recognition and professional achievement. Only five percent of attorneys in the state of New York are named “Super Lawyers.”

The Rising Stars list recognizes the top up-and-coming attorneys in the state – those who are 40 years old or younger, or those who have been practicing for 10 years or less. While up to five percent of the lawyers in the state are named to Super Lawyers, no more than 2.5 percent are named to the Rising Stars list.

Phil Davidoff represents management in employment law matters, including claims involving discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave laws, breach of contract, restrictive covenants and common law torts. He has defended litigations in federal and state courts and administrative agencies across the United States, as well as in arbitrations before the National Association of Securities Dealers, FINRA and the American Arbitration Association. He also regularly counsels employers on all aspects of employment law and workplace issues.

Eric Su represents employers in employment disputes before federal and state courts, administrative agencies as well as in arbitrations and is the co-chair of FordHarrison's Construction practice group. His practice mainly involves representing management in all aspects of labor and employment law, including investigations by federal and state labor departments; Davis-Bacon Act (and Related Acts), Service Contract Act and state prevailing wage claims defense; defending and prosecuting restrictive covenant claims; counseling management in all facets of workplace fraud investigations, including but not limited to, forensic accounting and IT investigations concerning employee embezzlement, workplace harassment, disloyal conduct and other employee misconduct.

Stephen Zweig’s practice encompasses traditional labor law, collective and class action wage and hour litigation, employment contract negotiations, and employee benefit counseling. For over 35 years, he has represented health care industry employers, including hospitals, nursing homes, assisted living facilities and home care agencies. His clients include both non-unionized employers who wish to maintain their autonomy and unionized employers with collective bargaining agreements. He is the lead labor negotiator in industry-wide collective bargaining in the home care industry and is management co-counsel to labor-management health and welfare, pension, and education funds in this industry.

Jeffrey Douglas concentrates his practice on counseling and representing employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. Jeffrey focuses his practice on wage and hour compliance and litigation, employment discrimination litigation, traditional labor law, and ERISA matters. He has extensive experience litigating collective action wage and hour and employment discrimination matters in both federal and state courts as well as representing clients in administrative proceedings before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, New York State Division of Human Rights, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board.

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