JACK A. RAISNER is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Practice Group. Mr. Raisner has litigated to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court the 2,000-member class’ claims in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation, which banned a practice used by bankrupt employers to avoid paying their employees earned wages.  Practicing employment law since 1991, he prosecutes WARN Act and wage and hour class actions nationwide, has represented individuals in a wide range of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits.  He authored the Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook (2000), as well as many chapters, and articles on employment topics. He is a Professor of Law at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University.

JACK A. RAISNER is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Practice Group. Mr. Raisner has litigated to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court the 2,000-member class’ claims in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation, which banned a practice used by bankrupt employers to avoid paying their employees earned wages.  Practicing employment law since 1991, he prosecutes WARN Act and wage and hour class actions nationwide, has represented individuals in a wide range of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits.  He authored the Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook (2000), as well as many chapters, and articles on employment topics. He is a Professor of Law at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University.

Mr. Raisner received his B.S. degree from Boston University in 1978 and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1983.

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Bar/Professional Activity

Mr. Raisner serves as a Member of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Labor and Employment Editorial Advisory Board.

Speaking Engagements

He speaks regularly at American Bar Association and National Employment Lawyer Association conferences on lawyers' ethics in federal labor law class actions.  

Publications

Mr. Raisner is the author of numerous articles and legal texts encompassing an extensive range of issues. He authored Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook, (Panel/Aspen 2000); he has been update editor of Representing Employees in Title VII Actions, 2d Ed. (Aspen); and he is a contributing author of chapters in leading legal treatises, including ABA/BNA International Labor and Employment LawsNew York Employment LawEmployment Litigation in New YorkDisability Discrimination in the Workplace and West's General Practice in New York. He is also a contributing author to Leading Legal Treatises and Employment Rights Litigation. Mr. Raisner's articles have appeared in law journals including the New York Law Journal and the New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Newsletter.

Awards

  • Selected to Super Lawyers for 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated for 2016
  • Martindale-Hubbell Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary 2016