Kevin B. Leblang heads our Employment Law department and concentrates exclusively on representing management on employment law litigation and advisory matters.
Mr. Leblang counsels employers on matters ranging from the adoption and application of employee relations policies to the evaluation and minimization of litigation risks of employment decisions. He also represents management clients in litigations before federal and state courts, administrative agencies and arbitrators. Mr. Leblang has extensive experience litigating claims alleging all forms of discrimination, breach of contract and the myriad of tort claims (e.g. defamation, wrongful discharge, negligent hiring or supervision, etc.) arising out of the employment relationship. He also has extensive experience advising and litigating in the rapidly growing field of employee non-competition law.
Mr. Leblang publishes frequently on employment law topics, including regular Employment Law Updates and these articles: “Break Out Those Arbitration Agreements: United States Supreme Court Issues Another Pro-Arbitration Decision,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2011; “NLRB Says Comments on Facebook Constitute Protected Activity,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2011; “Employee Use of Employer-Owned Computers: When Is the Attorney-Client Privilege Waived?” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, June 2011; “Additional Burdens for New York State Employers: The New York State Wage Theft Prevention Act,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2011; “New York Department of Labor Interprets Section 193 of Labor Law as Forbidding Deductions from Wages for Amounts Owed to an Employer,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2010; “Arbitration Update: Favorable Developments for Employers,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, November 2010; “Time For Employers to Review Their Severance Agreements: The EEOC’s Recently-Issued Guidance Regarding Releases,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, February 2010; “Enforcing Property Rights in Confidential and Proprietary Information — Recent Success Stories,” The Metropolitan Corporate Counsel, May 2009; Mr. Leblang is listed in Chambers USA (2007-2011), Best Lawyers in America (2007-2012) and New York Super Lawyers (2006-2011). He was selected as one of the nation’s top corporate employment law attorneys (2009-2011) and named to the Top 100 list for Employment law by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon.
J.D., Fordham University School of Law, 1984
Member, Fordham Urban Law Review, 1983-1984
B.S., Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, 1981