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Philip M. Berkowitz

Philip M. Berkowitz

Littler Mendelson P.C.

New York, NY, USA


Philip Berkowitz, U.S. co-chair of Littler Mendelson's International Employment Law Practice, is an internationally known employment lawyer.  He advises multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters.  He has significant experience advising multinational regarding U.S. and overseas employment practices.  He also has a strong litigation practice:  he defends companies in lawsuits and arbitrations, in the United States and internationally, involving claims of alleged discrimination and harassment, compensation claims, Sarbanes-Oxley whistle-blowing and other anti-retaliation laws; and compensation claims.  He also defends and prosecutes trade secret and non-compete enforcement claims.

Mr. Berkowitz’s diverse selection of clients includes companies in financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, manufacturing, publishing, fundraising, and many other sectors.  He has also represented prominent international law firms in their U.S. employment law matters.

Mr. Berkowitz is an Officer of the International Bar Association (IBA) Discrimination and Equality Committee, and is Co-Chair of the IBA Disability Discrimination Working Group.  He is former Chair of the New York State Bar Association International Law and Practice Section, and former Vice-Chair of the American Bar Association Employment Law Committee (International Law Section)

Special Recognition

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business - Chambers USA, 2005-2014
Named, The Best Lawyers in America, 2007-2014
Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers - Who's Who Legal, 2014
Named, Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers - Who's Who Legal, 2014

Education

Cornell Law School, 1977-78

Northwestern School of Law, J.D. 1978
State University of New York at New Paltz, B.A. 1975

Selected Publications

Columnist, The New York Law Journal, “Employment Law Issues” (bimonthly column) (1999 – Present)

Co-Author, “International Labor & Employment Law,” International Corporate Practice (PLI Feb. 2014)

Author, “Whistleblower Claims: Issues for 2014,” New York Law Journal (Jan. 9, 2014)

Author, “The Attorney-Client Privilege and Advising Across Borders,” New York Law Journal (Nov. 29, 2013)

Author, “10 Tips for an Effective Cross-Border Investigation,” Law360.com (Oct. 31, 2012)

Philip M. Berkowitz is associated with the following items:
Treatise Chapters  Treatise Chapters International Labor and Employment Law - International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner's Guide to Global Success, Tuesday, February 21, 2017
Course Handbooks  Course Handbooks International Employment Law 2017
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Philip M. Berkowitz & Trent M. Sutton, International Labor and Employment Law, Ch. 21, International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner's Guide to Global Success (Carole L. Basri ed.) (November 2015) - International Employment Law 2017 , Wednesday, June 07, 2017
Web Segment  Web Segment In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable - International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 08, 2017
Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace - International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace - Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace , Thursday, June 08, 2017
In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable - In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable, Thursday, June 08, 2017
Transcripts  Transcripts In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable - In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable, Thursday, June 08, 2017
Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace - Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace , Thursday, June 08, 2017
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable - In House Counsel Employment Law Roundtable, Thursday, June 08, 2017
Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace - Ethical Challenges Associated With Cross-Border and Multi-Country Investigations in the Workplace , Thursday, June 08, 2017
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs International Employment Law 2017 , Thursday, June 22, 2017, New York, NY
Live Seminar  Live Seminar International Employment Law 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, New York, NY
Live Webcast  Live Webcast International Employment Law 2018, Wednesday, June 06, 2018, New York, NY
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