Jack A. Raisner - WARN Act Attorney New York City

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.

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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.


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Speaking Engagements

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

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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 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.

A Supreme Court Win For All Employees - Jevic

Jack A. Raisner, Verdict, Vol. 23, Number 4, October 2017

Fair Warning For Workers

Discussion of some of the complexities involved with WARN Act cases. Employment attorneys Jack Raisner & Rene Roupinian. (August 2010)

Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook

Jack Raisner, Panel/Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2000.

Must employers allow time off for pregnancy-related illness?

Jack Raisner, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, St. Louis, MO, Aug. 5, 1999.

Representing the Employee Working Abroad

Jack Raisner in proceedings of First Annual Employment Law Conference of the Center for International Legal Studies, Austria, March 24, 1999.

Employment Issues For Multi-National Employers And Employees: Legal Restraints On Foreign Employers Doing Business In The United States

This outline examines the rights of employees in the United States who work for foreign employers. Wayne N. Outten and Jack A. Raisner. ABA ERR 1998 Annual Meeting Toronto, Ontario August 1-5, 1998.

As graphically illustrated by Chrysler Corp.'s merger into a new, German corporation, called DaimlerChrysler Aktiengesellschaft—the largest industrial merger of all time—today's transnational mega-mergers are increasing the number of domestic employees who work for foreign entities. With their transfer to foreign management, these employees are likely to find changes in the laws that protect them as employees. This outline examines the rights of employees in the United States who work for foreign employers.

New York Employment Complaints and Answers/FAST

Jack Raisner, Wayne N. Outten, West Pub., 1998

Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination

Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, chapter in International Labor & Employment Laws, ABA/BNA Books, 1997.

"Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network

Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, October 1996.

Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law?

Wayne N. Outten & Jack Raisner, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, September 1996


Wayne N. Outten & Jack A. Raisner, chapter in Employment Litigation in New York, West, 1996

Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case

Wayne N. Outten and Jack Raisner, The Practical Litigator, January 1993

Employee and Applicant Testing

Wayne N. Outten and Jack Raisner, chapter in Employee Rights Litigation: Pleading and Practice, NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis, 1990

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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

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