Laura Sack is a Shareholder and Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment practice area in New York. For more than 20 years, Ms. Sack’s practice has been devoted exclusively to representing management in labor and employment law matters, including litigating employment cases before state and federal courts, representing clients before administrative agencies, designing and conducting employee training programs, conducting workplace investigations, and counseling management on labor and employment law issues.
Following a clerkship with the Honorable Raymond J. Pettine, U.S. District Court Judge for the District of Rhode Island, Ms. Sack joined the labor and employment law group of Simpson Thacher & Bartlett LLP, where she represented employers ranging from multinational financial institutions to local nonprofit organizations.
Ms. Sack then joined the law department of Witco Corporation, a global specialty chemical manufacturer headquartered in Greenwich, Connecticut. As Witco’s Senior Attorney, Human Resources Counsel, Ms. Sack was responsible for the company’s labor and employment, employee benefits and immigration matters worldwide. From there, Ms. Sack joined Kauff McClain & McGuire LLP (a boutique management-side labor and employment law firm), where she became a partner in 2000. Ms. Sack joined Vedder Price as a Shareholder in January 2009.
Ms. Sack has been recognized by her peers as a leading lawyer in her field, as evidenced by having received an “AV Preeminent” Peer Rating in Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating given to participating attorneys. In addition, the Legal 500 United States guide recommends Ms. Sack for her “high intellect and excellence in both strategy and tactics. She is a knowledgeable advisor.” She is recommended in two categories: Labor and Employment Litigation, and Workplace and Employment Counseling. Ms. Sack is ranked in Chambers USA in the New York Labor and Employment category, and she was selected for inclusion in 2012 in New York Super Lawyers.
Ms. Sack was on the faculty of the Practising Law Institute’s 2010 Annual Institute on Employment Law, where she spoke on the topic of “Personnel, Investigative and Health Records.” She has also been selected to speak at a variety of other labor and employment law seminars, including those sponsored by the New York State Bar Association and the Cornell University ILR School. Her article, “The FTC’s Revised Endorsement Guides Highlight the Need for Employers to Adopt Appropriate Social Media Policies,” was published in the Summer 2010 American Bar Association Employment Law & Litigation newsletter. Ms. Sack has been quoted in Business Insurance, Fortune, Best Life and HR Magazine, and she has been published in the New Jersey CPA magazine.
Ms. Sack is a past member of both the Sex and Law Committee of the New York City Bar Association and the Editorial Advisory Board of Employment Law 360.