Patrick M. Collins

Office Managing Shareholder || New York

Mr. Collins represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and workplace related disputes. He has successfully litigated single- and multi-plaintiff disputes involving employment contracts and policies, restrictive covenants, employment discrimination, and wage and hour claims in both federal and state trial courts and argued successful appeals before federal and state appellate courts. He regularly defends employers in investigations by and hearings before federal and state departments of labor and human rights agencies.

A significant part of Mr. Collins’s practice is devoted to traditional labor law. He represents management clients in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations, NLRB investigations and trials, injunction actions against strikes and illegal picketing activity, union organizing campaigns, and claims by Taft-Hartley fringe benefit funds. He is co-author of the leading treatise, Employer’s Guide to Union Organizing Campaigns (2012-15 editions).

Mr. Collins regularly counsels and advises employers regarding investigations of employee misconduct, terminations, plant closings and layoffs, employment policies and handbooks, and related workplace issues.

Mr. Collins has been recognized as one of the Chambers USA “Leaders in their Field.”

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Professional Activities

  • Labor and Employment Relations Association (LERA)
  • New York State Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law section)


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