Biography

Zach Fasman is a nationally known labor and employment lawyer who currently is an arbitrator, mediator, and law professor.  He became interested in labor law while at the University of Michigan Law School, where he was the first research assistant to work with Professor (later Circuit Court Judge) Harry T. Edwards. He began his career as a labor lawyer at Seyfarth Shaw in Chicago, practiced for 25 years in Washington at Seyfarth Shaw and later at Paul Hastings, and practiced for an additional 20 years in New York at Paul Hastings and Proskauer Rose. He currently teaches labor law and employment law at New York  University Law School.   

Zach has extensive experience in collective bargaining and before the National Labor Relations Board.  He has tried many complex labor cases before the NLRB and in the courts on labor issues, including federal preemption, successorship, civil RICO, and labor-antitrust law. He successfully argued Golden State Transit Corp. v City of Los Angeles, 475 U.S. 608 (1986) and Golden State Transit Corp. v City of Los Angeles, 493 U.S. 103 (1989) in the Supreme Court.   He has written numerous amicus curiae briefs to the Supreme Court on labor and employment law issues. He has extensive experience in arbitration, having tried hundreds of labor arbitrations, as well as many arbitration cases involving statutory and contractual rights.    

Zach has co-extensive experience in employment discrimination law, having served as national Co-Chair of the employment discrimination law practice at Paul Hastings.  Zach has handled scores of employment law cases ranging from nationwide class and collective actions to individual claims and has tried many employment cases before juries as well as in bench trials. He has spoken and written extensively on labor and employment issues and has testified on many occasions before the U.S. Congress and the EEOC on labor and employment law issues.  He worked extensively with Congress and the White House on the Civil Rights Act of 1991 and the Americans with Disabilities Act, publishing the first book on that statute shortly after its passage.  

Zach devoted his practice exclusively to labor and employment law.  He has been a frequent speaker at the New York University Conference on Labor and continues to teach employment law to members of the federal judiciary through the Federal Judicial Center and New York University Law School, where he is an emeritus member of the Advisory Board of the NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law.  He has lectured at numerous law schools on labor and employment law, appellate advocacy, and legal ethics.  He is a frequent speaker on topics in his field and has written three books and published numerous articles on labor and employment law. 

 

Education

University of Michigan Law School

J.D., 1972, with Honors,

Order of the Coif

Northwestern University,  B.A.,1969

 

Admissions & Qualifications

New York

District of Columbia

Illinois

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