The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012
Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012)
Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey
honors + affiliations
Management Chair, Labor and Employment Section, New York County Lawyers Association (2002–2004)
Member, Editorial Board, BNA Wage and Hour Laws, New York
Member, Employee Benefits Committee, Labor and Employment Section, American Bar Association
Member, Labor and Employment Committee, New York City Bar Association
Board Member, Lawyers Committee for Human Rights
Board Member, Center for Public Resources
Listed, The Legal 500
- New York
Ira G. Rosenstein is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice and co-chair of the Individual Employment Litigation and Arbitration subpractice. Mr. Rosenstein represents both large and small employers in traditional employment disputes involving claims of discrimination, wrongful discharge, violation of federal and state wage and hour laws, and Sarbanes-Oxley whistleblower claims. Mr. Rosenstein is particularly known for his longtime representation of clients within the financial services industry, and is nationally known for his experience trying cases before FINRA (formerly the NASD/NYSE) and the American Arbitration Association. He is regularly called upon to handle financial industry-specific claims based on Form U-5 defamation, expungement, deferred compensation programs, commission arrangements, and bonus or incentive pay.
Mr. Rosenstein started his legal career specializing in ERISA litigation and maintains a diverse practice, ranging from claims brought under the NLRA and FLSA, and state law wage and hour class actions to disputes brought under Title VII and the New York State and City Human Rights Laws. Mr. Rosenstein also regularly provides counsel on employment and labor issues stemming from mergers and acquisitions and other corporate transactions, as well as general advice on executive compensation and the hiring or departures of senior executives or key employees.
Mr. Rosenstein regularly counsels employers on New York wage and hour issues, including audits and preventive approaches for avoiding class action and other litigation under the FLSA and New York Labor Law. He is the longtime editor and author of the New York Chapter of BNA's Wage and Hour Laws and speaks regularly on the subject. He is also involved in pro bono activities and was a 2009 and 2010 recipient of the Pro Bono Service award issued by the Legal Aid Society of New York for his efforts on behalf of the organization.
Mr. Rosenstein earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law in 1989 and his B.A., with honors, from Binghamton University in 1986.
Mr. Rosenstein is admitted to practice in New York.
- New York University School of Law, 1989, J.D.
- Binghamton University, 1986, B.A., With Honors