Labor and Employment Law

For over a century, Satterlee Stephens LLP has represented clients ranging from multinational corporations to local businesses in connection with their ongoing employment issues and disputes.

We are particularly active in representing media and technology companies, financial institutions, cultural institutions, publishing companies, and philanthropic institutions.

On a daily and continuing basis, we provide advice about all aspects of the employment relationship, for both unionized and non-union employers, such as:

  • Employee discipline and discharge;
  • Reductions-in-force;
  • Development of personnel policies and procedures;
  • Preparation of employee handbooks;
  • Negotiation and drafting of employment agreements;
  • Equal employment opportunity, affirmative action and occupational safety and health requirements;
  • Immigration regulations and procedures;
  • Wage and hour practices; and
  • Delicate employment situations, such as issues arising from allegations of sexual harassment and employee privacy.

In situations where litigation is unavoidable, we are skilled litigators with extensive trial experience and have a record of success resolving difficult employment disputes involving discrimination claims, trade-secret and enforcement of restrictive covenants, fiduciary duty, wage-and-hour claims, benefit claims and other ERISA litigation, and whistleblower retaliation claims. We advise and defend our clients in litigation in federal and state courts, arbitration proceedings, as well as in administrative proceedings before agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. We are committed to providing the highest quality legal services in the most cost-effective manner possible.

Our labor law experience is frequently sought in connection with corporate transactions, mergers, acquisitions, reorganizations and bankruptcy proceedings.

John I. Coster IV

John I. Coster IV is an associate at Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Coster’s practice focuses on complex commercial litigation, securities litigation and arbitration, and regulatory enforcement matters.   

Andrew L. Fish

Andrew L. Fish is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.  Mr. Fish concentrates his practice in white collar criminal defense and internal investigations, trial practice, and business litigation.

Nathan J. Berkebile

Nate Berkebile is of Counsel to Satterlee Stephens LLP.

He concentrates his practice in the areas of commercial litigation, intellectual property law, and employment litigation and counseling. 

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Berkebile was an associate in the litigation department at Cravath, Swaine & Moore in New York. 

Mr. Berkebile is admitted to practice in New York and the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.

Walter A. Saurack

Walter A. Saurack is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP.

Mr. Saurack is a trial attorney with over 20 years of experience in a broad array of complex commercial litigation and regulatory matters, particularly on behalf of financial institutions.

Mr. Saurack has successfully litigated matters nationwide before FINRA, the AAA, and in state and federal courts, at both the trial and appellate levels, including securities, RICO, banking, employment, insurance and real estate disputes.

Alun W. Griffiths

Alun W. Griffiths is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP. 

Mr. Griffiths concentrates his practice in commercial and banking litigation.  Admitted to practice in the State of New York, Mr. Griffiths has worked with the New York City Law Department’s Office of the Corporation Counsel. 

He also interned with the United States Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York, Criminal Division.

Glenn C. Edwards

Glenn C. Edwards is a partner of Satterlee Stephens LLP and concentrates his practice in commercial litigation. 

He has represented clients in all aspects of litigation, both trial and appellate, in federal and state courts in various jurisdictions, as well as arbitration.  Areas of practice have included contractual disputes, partnership disputes, business torts, securities, antitrust, intellectual property, products liability, bankruptcy, trusts and estates litigation, and media-related issues.