Edward A. Brill

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Edward A. Brill

Edward A. Brill

Partner at Proskauer Rose LLP

Biography

Edward A. Brill is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department.

He is the former co-head of the firm’s Appellate Practice Group, which was honored in 2011 by Law 360 as one of the five nationwide “Appellate Groups of the Year,” and by the National Law Journal with a spot on its “Appellate Hot List.”

Ed devotes a significant amount of time to representing educational institutions, including Columbia University, New York University, Yale University and Polytechnic Institute. He has served as lead counsel in numerous employee representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board, and employment litigation involving faculty, senior administrators and staff. He has represented each of these institutions in disputes involving union efforts to organize graduate student teaching and research assistants.

Ed also represents Quinnipiac University in a widely publicized Title IX class action alleging that the university’s athletic program fails to comply with various requirements of Title IX. Among other issues, the case involves the issue of whether competitive cheer is properly recognized as a varsity sport for purpose of Title IX.

Over the course of his career, Ed has briefed and argued dozens of appeals in both the federal and New York state appellate courts. Recently, he was a principal author of the brief in 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett, in which the U.S. Supreme Court held that a collective bargaining agreement provision requiring arbitration of age discrimination claims is enforceable. Other recent cases include:

*Carroll University v. NLRB (D.C. Cir.), setting aside an NLRB order requiring the college to bargain with a union representing faculty members on the grounds that the NLRB did not have jurisdiction over the college as a religious institution

*Adams , et al v. Suozzi, et al (2d Cir.), reversing a lower court decision that Nassau County violated due process rights of county employees in implementing a wage deferral plan

*Lorna Perez & Elena Leffler v. Saks Fifth Ave., (11th Cir), upholding decision of a district court setting aside jury verdict in favor of plaintiffs in an age and retaliation discrimination case

*Raghavendra v. The Trustees of Columbia University (2d Cir.) upholding and enforcing an agreement settling multiple state and federal discrimination claims.

Ed has represented employers in collective bargaining, arbitration and administrative proceedings before the EEOC, state civil rights agencies, the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board. He also has represented employers in all types of employment litigation, both in New York and a number of other jurisdictions, including Washington, D.C., Florida, Texas, Illinois, Iowa, Missouri, California, Georgia, Tennessee and Puerto Rico.

He also provides guidance to clients, on an ongoing basis, on a wide range of employment and labor law matters, including employee discharge and discipline, equal employment opportunity obligations, development of personnel policies, and downsizing and reductions in force.

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Education
JD
Class of 1972

Located in New Haven, Connecticut, Yale Law School is one of the world’s premier law schools. It offers an unmatched environment of excellence and educational intimacy in the form of world renowned faculty, small classes, limitless opportunities for clinical training, and strong encouragement of public service. The Law School is small by design; its impact on the world is measured by its accomplished graduates and its ongoing scholarship and outreach through numerous centers and projects. For students, the experience is unparalleled. The faculty-student ratio supports a vast array of courses and opportunities for independent research and student-organized seminars. Students get practical training by representing real clients in clinics starting in their first year. Throughout, a spirit of collaboration reigns. All first-term courses are ungraded, and subsequent classes are graded honors/pass/low pass. Yale Law School is unique among law schools in that it produces leaders in all walks of life: distinguished deans and faculty members at law schools across the country and the world; industry CEOs and corporate counsels; founders of nongovernmental organizations and other nonprofit entities; entrepreneurs; government servants in federal, state, and local offices and the judiciary--just a few areas in which our alumni's talent and passion and dedication have made a difference. Among the School’s graduates are U.S. Presidents and Supreme Court Justices; and among its far-reaching projects, the Information Society Project and the China Center.

BA, summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa
Class of 1969

Michigan State University (MSU) is a public research university located in East Lansing, Michigan, United States and is the first land-grant institution that was created to serve as a model for future land-grant colleges in the country under the 1862 Morrill Act. Michigan State has been labeled one of the "Public Ivies," a publicly funded university considered as providing a quality of education comparable to those of the Ivy League. Following the introduction of the Morrill Act, the college became coeducational and expanded its curriculum beyond agriculture. Today, MSU is the ninth-largest university in the United States, with 47,800 students and 2,954 faculty members.

Career History
Partner
Current

Proskauer Rose LLP is a law firm in New York, NY. It offers corporate finance, mergers and acquisitions, private equity, real estate transactions, bankruptcy and reorganizations, taxation, litigation, trusts and estates, intellectual property, and labor and employment law services. It serves the chemicals, entertainment, financial services, health care, hospitality, information technology, insurance, internet, manufacturing, media and communications, pharmaceuticals, real estate investment, sports, and transportation industries. The company was founded in 1875.

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Member, Board of Directors
Current

The mission of F·E·G·S Health and Human Services System has remained constant for almost three-quarters of a century: To meet the needs of the Jewish and broader community through a diverse network of high quality, cost-efficient health and human services that help each person achieve greater independence at work, at home, at school and in the community, and meet the ever-changing needs of business and society.F·E·G·S has assisted more than three million people since its founding in 1934 by the Federation of Jewish Philanthropies, now UJA-Federation of New York, of which F·E·G·S is a beneficiary agency.Today, F·E·G·S is one of the largest and most diversified not-for-profit health and human services organizations in the United States.

Political Donations
$250
2013

Former Representative from Pennsylvania's 7th Congressional District

$500
2010

Minority Leader at Office of the Senate Minority Leader, Charles Schumer

$2,300
2007

Former Senator from New York

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