Daniel M. Bernstein

Associate || New York City

Daniel Bernstein is a management-side labor and employment attorney, representing and counseling clients on a wide range of matters involving:

  • Federal and state wage and hour matters, including collective and class action defense
  • Title VII, Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and state and city Human Rights Law compliance and litigation
  • National Labor Relations Act
  • Contract drafting and review
  • Employee handbook drafting and review
  • Federal and state Fair Credit Reporting Acts
  • All aspects of workforce management, including hiring, leave, discipline, termination, disability accommodation, anti-discrimination training, and wage and hour compliance

Daniel was selected as a Super Lawyers Rising Star in 2017 and 2018 in the area of Employment Litigation.

Deeply involved in his community, Daniel has been a member of the Catskill Animal Sanctuary since 2015, and has served as a Board Member of the Daughters of Sarah Nursing Center, Jewish Federation of Northeastern New York, and Jewish Family Services of Northeastern New York.  Daniel was also a volunteer teacher for the Mifgash Community High School Program.

In 2017, the Jewish Federation of New York presented Daniel with the Samuel E. Aronowitz Young Leadership Award.

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  • J.D., salutatorian, summa cum laude, Albany Law School, 2012
  • M.S., State University of New York at Albany, 2008
  • B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Albany, 2005

Admittance to Practice

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Professional Activities

  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association


  • Employment First Conference - Our Ability and New York Business Leadership Network - "Disability in the Workplace: Protections under Federal and State Law" - New York City - October 18, 2017
  • 2018 - ABA Tort Trial & Insurance Practice - Employment and Labor Law, Volume 2 - "New York Becomes Fourth State to Implement Paid Family Leave"
  • 2015 - Primerus Paradigm - "Hirer Beware: Avoiding Common FCRA Pitfalls with Employee Background Checks"
  • Super Lawyers Rising Star (2017-present)

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