Michael I. Bernstein
is a senior labor and employment law attorney who began his career with the New York Regional Office of the National Labor Relations Board. In more than 50 years of private practice, he has represented management in all facets of labor and employment law, both in for-profit and not-for-profit settings, including in his capacities as a managing partner with Benetar Isaacs Bernstein & Schair, and as a senior partner and of counsel with Bond, Schoeneck & King. A graduate of Columbia Law School and the University of Michigan (economics), Michael has chaired the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (and is a member of its Executive Committee), the Labor Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committee of the American Bar Association. He is a longstanding member of the New York State Bar Association Committee on Diversity and Inclusion, the New York City Bar Association Committee on Minorities in the Profession, and the NYU Labor and Employment Center’s Board of Advisors. In 2015, the New York State Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section, honored Michael with its “Lifetime Achievement Award.”
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