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Walter M. Meginniss, Jr.

Gladstein Reif & Meginniss, LLP

New York, NY, USA


Walter M. Meginniss, Jr.

Over the past two decades, Terry Meginniss has had primary responsibility for the firm's work with unions in the transportation and entertainment industries. He has also represented various healthcare unions. From 2005 to 2009, he served as general counsel for TWU Local 100. Currently, he is the general counsel for SEIU 32BJ. Mr. Meginniss has been involved in every aspect of legal work in the labor-management field, including litigation in federal and state courts and before federal, state, and local administrative bodies, as well as in collective bargaining negotiations, arbitration and interest arbitration.

Prior to joining the firm Mr. Meginniss worked for Gordon & Schechtman, a New York City labor firm, and as a staff attorney for the National Employment Law Project. In 1982, he left NELP to join Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss. Mr. Meginniss has contributed to a number of publications, including the chapter "Preemption," in National Labor Relations Act: Law & Practice (Matthew Bender 1998); the chapter "Legal Developments Reflecting Unions' Concerns with Drug and Alcohol Testing," in Aids And Drug Abuse In The Workplace: Testing And Other Legal-Medical Issues (Prentice Hall 1987); and sections of The Initiation And Litigation Of Discrimination Cases Against State And Local Governments: A Primer (National Employment Law Project, 1981). He speaks frequently at labor conferences, to bar committees and at law schools. Mr. Meginniss served as a member of the Civil Rights Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York from 1990 through 1993, and he has served as a member of the Board of Directors of NELP from 1993 to the present.

Mr. Meginniss graduated from New York University Law School in 1977. He received his undergraduate degree from Johns Hopkins University in 1974 where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa. For many years, he has been included in Best Lawyers in America, and, more recently, in Super Lawyers. He has an AV rating in Martindale-Hubble.

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