Frank Birchfield

Shareholder || New York City

Frank provides a comprehensive array of services to employers, including core employment law compliance, litigation of employment and commercial claims, and class action management. In providing a broad range of counsel, Frank assists large and small companies with general corporate policy advice and risk analysis in a variety of areas touching on employee relationships, including alternative dispute resolution, regulatory compliance, unfair competition and restrictive covenants, compensation and benefits, cybersecurity and privacy, commercial relationships, premises liability, and corporate operations. Frank works with employers across a variety of industries such as financial services, technology, health care, building engineering and maintenance, hospitality, media, automotive, and shipping and transportation.

Frank’s employment practice is based on more than 25 years of experience counseling employers and litigating on their behalf in response to discrimination and harassment complaints, wage and hour issues, and common law claims relating to wrongful discharge and employment contracts. In addition to handling employment litigation for employers, Frank conducts sexual harassment training and investigations and wage and hour compliance audits, as well as providing ongoing counseling on a day-to-day basis regarding nearly every aspect of management’s relationship with employees and government enforcement personnel. Frank also works extensively with employers to analyze, draft, and litigate the enforceability of restrictive covenants such as non-competition/non-solicitation clauses and trade secret and confidentiality protections.

Frank provides additional services in the firm’s traditional labor practice, including bargaining union contracts, handling litigation before the National Labor Relations Board, and conducting grievance arbitrations. Throughout his career, Frank has also advised employers targeted by union corporate campaigns, including the coordination of the employer’s response to non-traditional union pressure involving media relations, political affairs, regulatory compliance, and shareholder communications.

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Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association, Section of Labor & Employment Law
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York City Bar Association

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