JACK A. RAISNER is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York. He has represented clients nationwide in employment law litigation since 1991. For the past six years, he has focused solely on large scale class action litigation involving the WARN Act and wage and hour laws. Mr. Raisner is also a Professor of Law at the Tobin College of Business at St. John’s University. He is the author of the Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook, along with many articles and columns on employment law.

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.  In addition to the WARN Act, he has represented employees in matters involving overtime and minimum wage laws, executive employment and severance contracts, discrimination, pensions, and other matters before courts and agencies since 1991.

Since 1991, Mr. Raisner has taught at St. John's University, Tobin College of Business, where he is a Professor of Law.

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.  


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.


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