Lyle S. Zuckerman is a Shareholder at Vedder Price and a member of the firm’s Labor and Employment practice area. For over 15 years, he has represented management in all disciplines of labor and employment law.
Mr. Zuckerman's practice encompasses counseling and litigation in the full range of labor and employment law. Mr. Zuckerman defends employment discrimination, class action wage and hour, and breach-of-contract matters before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, and in arbitrations before FINRA and the AAA. He also devotes a significant portion of his practice to the prosecution and defense of claims involving the breach of post-employment restrictive covenants, including seeking emergency injunctive relief. With respect to traditional labor law, Mr. Zuckerman counsels employers in union avoidance and represents their interests in collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, NLRB proceedings and work stoppages.
Drawing on his own prior experience as in-house counsel, Mr. Zuckerman provides clients with practical and cost-efficient advice that is designed to avoid litigation whenever possible and to win cases when litigation is unavoidable, while allowing clients to continue running their businesses without unnecessary distraction or disruption. Mr. Zuckerman counsels clients across a diverse array of industries, including entertainment and media, financial services, education, retail and manufacturing.
The Legal 500 United States guide recommends Mr. Zuckerman in the Labor and Employment—Labor-Management Relations category. Mr. Zuckerman was selected for inclusion in 2011 New York Rising Stars. He was also selected from 2012 to 2014 in New York Super Lawyers.
Prior to joining Vedder Price, Mr. Zuckerman was a partner at Kauff McGuire & Margolis LLP and an associate at both Proskauer Rose LLP and Morgan Lewis & Bockius. He also served as Associate General Counsel for St. John’s University in Queens, New York, a major metropolitan Catholic university with 30,000 students and 3,000 employees, where he had sole responsibility for labor, employment and civil-rights matters.