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Jeffrey S. Klein

Jeffrey S. Klein

Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

New York, NY, USA

Jeffrey S. Klein chairs Weil’s Labor and Employment Litigation practice. For more than 30 years, Mr. Klein has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment relations law, earning wide recognition as one of the leading employment/management attorneys in the U.S. by publications including Chambers USA, Human Resources Executive, Legal 500, and Lawdragon, among others.

Mr. Klein focuses his practice on complex employment discrimination claims (race, sex, age, national origin and disability), wage and hour claims, ERISA and related employee benefits litigation matters, and trade secrets/restrictive covenants litigation, including in the class action, investigation, arbitration, and mediation contexts.

Mr. Klein also serves as primary outside employment counsel for a wide range of global, publicly traded corporations, private equity firms, and other major companies. In this capacity, he regularly counsels on sophisticated human resources issues such as preventative employee relations programs, social media and “Bring Your Own Device” (BYOD) policies, whistleblower complaints, EEOC matters, non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenants, executive compensation and employment agreements, formulation of employment policies and manuals, affirmative action plans, the resolution of employment law and benefits issues arising from corporate reorganizations, restructurings or workforce reductions. He also has extensive experience working with boards, special committees, directors, and senior executives of public companies in conducting or advising with respect to internal investigations.

Mr. Klein has been named one of the “Nation’s 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” by Human Resource Executive and Lawdragon magazines each year since 2008, and was named for the fifth consecutive year in 2014 as among the “500 Best Lawyers in the United States” by Lawdragon. He is ranked in Band 1 in Chambers USA, which for many years has recognized him as one of New York’s leading employment lawyers, describing him as “one of the firm’s top lawyers,” and “a phenomenal leader and a truly talented litigator…whose advice is second to none.” He also is ranked as one of 14 “Leading Lawyers” nationwide in Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, and is recommended by the same publication for Workplace and Employment Counseling, ERISA Litigation, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Mr. Klein has also been named a “Best Lawyer” in the specialties of Labor and Employment Law and Employment Litigation in The Best Lawyers in America each year since 2005. His peers have elected him a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers.

Mr. Klein is a regular speaker at leading industry conferences, including the prestigious Annual Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges. He is the co-author of a bi-monthly column for the past 18 years for the New York Law Journal, and the co-author of the treatises, The Corporate Counsellor’s Deskbook (CCH 2012) and Managing Contingent Workers (AMACOM 1996). Mr. Klein also serves on the Advisory Board for the Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU School of Law.

Mr. Klein graduated magna cum laude from Amherst College, and received his J.D. from Columbia University Law School.


Jeffrey S. Klein is associated with the following items:
Live Seminar  Live Seminar All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast All Star Business Development for Lawyers 2018, Thursday, March 01, 2018, New York, NY

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