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Lee F. Bantle

Lee F. Bantle

Bantle & Levy LLP

New York, NY, USA


Lee F. Bantle was admitted to the New York State bar in 1984. He became a member of the bar of the U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, in 1984. In 1989 he was admitted to the bar of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second and Eleventh Circuits.

Education: University of Minnesota (B.A., Journalism, 1977, magna cum laude; Phi Beta Kappa) University of Minnesota (M.A., Speech-communications, with honors, 1979); New York University (J.D., 1983, Order of the Coif, Law Review).

Clerkship: Law Clerk to the Hon. Edward R. Korman, U.S. District Court Judge in the Eastern District of New York.

Employment: Associated with the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton from 1983 to 1986. Associated with and then member of the law firm of Beldock Levine & Hoffman LLP from 1987 to 1999. Opened Bantle & Levy LLP on January 1, 2000.

Speaking Engagements: Mr. Bantle regularly speaks at conferences on employment law, including the following:

  • National Employment Lawyer’s Association conference: Conducting Depositions
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York seminar: The ADA and the FMLA
  • Practicing Law Institute seminar: Sexual Orientation Discrimination
  • New York State Bar Association seminar: Opening and Closing in an ADA Case

Publications: Mr. Bantle has published numerous articles on the subject of employment law. His children’s novel, Diving for the Moon (Simon & Schuster 1995), deals with the impact of HIV infection on a 12-year old boy. His young adult novel, David Inside Out (Henry Holt 2010), deals with a 16-year old boy coming to terms with his sexual identity.

Organizations: Mr. Bantle is a former member of the Board of Directors of the New York chapter of the National Employment Lawyers Association and the former chair of its Judiciary Committee. He has served on the Association of the Bar of the City of New York’s Committee on AIDS and its Committee on Federal Legislation. He has been a cooperating attorney for the Lambda Legal Defense and Education Fund.

Lee Bantle also serves as a member of the faculty for NYU’s Annual Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges.
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