Paul Rosenberg

Partner

New York
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Overview

Paul Rosenberg represents clients in a wide array of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, healthcare, and the media in labor management relations and advises on state and federal employment-related issues. Understanding his clients' final goals, he develops strategies to guide them through all facets of both labor management relations, and litigation in a cost-effective and operationally efficient manner. Paul is well-versed in management-union issues and has worked with multinational corporations to establish effective protocols for addressing labor relations matters.

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  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, and healthcare. Achieved top priority items for clients such as the administration of a cost-effective strategy to confront labor and employment issues emanating from the Affordable Care Act.
Manufacturing
  • Representing a manufacturing and distribution client during multiple unfair labor practice trials; working closely with company executives to manage operations during a strike.

Hospitality
  • Advising a hotel owner on a comprehensive labor relations strategy following attempts from a union to organize the hotel's employees. A labor relations strategy that was developed resulted in the hotel owner maintaining its ownership interest in the property without succumbing to the union's demands.

Healthcare
  • Served as lead negotiator on a first contract between a nursing home with more than 300 employees and a union. Achieved a contract that enabled the nursing home to stabilize its labor cost despite the impact  on its profitability of decreasing Medicaid reimbursement rates.

Media
  • Provides day-to-day advice and counsel for a global media company involving the administration of its collective bargaining agreement, workplace policies, handbooks and other employment-related documents.
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Experience

  • Negotiated collective bargaining agreements on behalf of clients in a wide range of industries including manufacturing, hospitality, and healthcare. Achieved top priority items for clients such as the administration of a cost-effective strategy to confront labor and employment issues emanating from the Affordable Care Act.
Manufacturing
  • Representing a manufacturing and distribution client during multiple unfair labor practice trials; working closely with company executives to manage operations during a strike.
  • Argued before the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit regarding a manufacturing client's right to correct a clerical payroll error during the term of a collective bargaining agreement.
Hospitality
  • Advising a hotel owner on a comprehensive labor relations strategy following attempts from a union to organize the hotel's employees. A labor relations strategy that was developed resulted in the hotel owner maintaining its ownership interest in the property without succumbing to the union's demands.
  • Counsels hospitality clients regarding labor and employment issues that arise during mergers, acquisitions, new business ventures, business consolidations and reorganizations.
  • Representing a hospitality client in a suit challenging whether a neutrality and card  check agreement violates labor and antitrust laws.
Healthcare
  • Served as lead negotiator on a first contract between a nursing home with more than 300 employees and a union. Achieved a contract that enabled the nursing home to stabilize its labor cost despite the impact  on its profitability of decreasing Medicaid reimbursement rates.
Media
  • Provides day-to-day advice and counsel for a global media company involving the administration of its collective bargaining agreement, workplace policies, handbooks and other employment-related documents.

Recognitions and Memberships

Recognitions

  • The Legal 500 United States
    • Recommended in Labor and Employment: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions) - defense (2016)
    • Recommended in Labor and Employment: Labor-management relations (2017)
  • BTI Client Service All-Star (2017)

Prior Positions

  • Law Clerk for the National Football League (NFL) Management Council
  • Judicial Clerk in the Office of the Chief Judge of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • District of Columbia
  • Illinois
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Chicago-Kent College of Law, Illinois Institute of Technology
  • B.S., Indiana University