Fairness at work comes down to a series of choices. How to respond to those choices determines every employee's success and well-being.”
Jack A. Raisner
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 claims on behalf of a 2,000-member class of employees in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation. The Court’s decision stopped employers from using a practice in bankruptcy to avoid paying their employees’ earned wages, and strengthened the rights of all priority creditors. The WARN Practice Group was named “Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, in recognition of the landmark ruling. 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.
Bar Admissions & Professional Activities
Mr. Raisner is admitted to practice law only in New York.
Mr. Raisner is admitted to the following federal courts: The United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Eastern District of New York, the Western District of New York, the District of Colorado; and the Central District of Illinois; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Third Circuit, the Fifth Circuit; and the Ninth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States.
Mr. Raisner serves as a Member of the Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Labor and Employment Editorial Advisory Board.
Mr. Raisner speaks regularly at American Bar Association and National Employment Lawyer Association conferences on lawyers' ethics in federal labor law class actions.
Publications & Articles
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 Laws, New York Employment Law, Employment Litigation in New York, Disability 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 & Recognition
Super Lawyers, 2013-2019
Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent rated for 2016-2017, Highest Possible Rating in both Legal Ability and Ethical Standards Reflecting the confidential opinions of members of the Bar and Judiciary 2016