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Evan  J. Spelfogel


Employment & Labor Law
Commercial Arbitration
Appellate Practice
Employment Litigation
ERISA and Employee Benefits
Contractual Disputes
Partnership Disputes


  • ​Columbia Law School, J.D.
  • Harvard University, A.B.


  • New York
  • Massachusetts
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th and 9th Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the Districts of Colorado, Massachusetts and Ohio
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., EDNY
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., NDNY
  • U.S. Dist. Ct., SDNY
Evan J. Spelfogel
Senior Counsel
Tel: (212) 841-0539
Fax: (212) 262-5152
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  • Representing management in all aspects of employment law, including age, sex, race, religion, national origin and disability discrimination before the EEOC and deferral agencies, and in state and federal courts.

  • Counseling clients and litigating concerning FLSA and state wage and overtime, Davis-Bacon Act and prevailing rate matters; affirmative action plans; human resource audits; employee handbooks and policies; drug and alcohol programs; wrongful discharge claims; breach of employment, confidentiality and non-compete contracts; National Labor Relations and Railway Labor Act matters (covering railroad and airline employees); union avoidance strategies, organizational campaigns and decertification proceedings; strikes and picketing; union negotiations and arbitration; safety laws and regulations; workplace violence, negligent hiring and/or retention; independent contractor vs. employee issues; due diligence in acquisitions and mergers; and employee benefits/ERISA/fiduciary and MPPAA withdrawal liability matters.

  • Conducting grievance, mediation, and arbitration hearings, advising on the creation and implementation of non-union alternative dispute resolution procedures (ADR) and the mediation and arbitration of statutory employment discrimination claims.