Glanstein LLP

Glanstein LLP

Glanstein LLP is a New York City based law firm which helps its clients resolve their issues before courts, government agencies, and in complex negotiations.

Firm Overview

The firm handles matters across industries including transportation, real estate, financial services, professional sports, hospitality, construction, and health care. Our work includes advising clients on complying with fiduciary duties, federal and state employment and employee benefits laws, protecting trade secrets and other intellectual property, and conducting internal audits and investigations. We pride ourselves on giving our clients practical solutions to whatever problems they may encounter.

Main Office

Main Office
437 Madison Ave., 35th Fl.
New York NY 10022




The law office of Glanstein LLP will represent your employment legal matters.

General Practice with emphasis on Labor Relations Law; Employee Benefits Law; Fiduciary Duties; Civil Litigation in State and Federal Courts; Arbitrations; Appeals; Collective Bargaining; Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law; Admiralty Law; Administrative and Regulatory Law; Employment Contracts; Employment Discrimination; Trade Secrets; International Labor and Employment Law; Health Care Law; Privacy Law; Government Relations.

Joel C. Glanstein

Glanstein LLP

Practice Areas
-Administrative Law
-Admiralty Law
-Labor Law
-Employee Benefits

University Lehigh University, B.A., with honors, 1962

Law SchoolNew York University (LL.B., 1965; LL.M. in Labor Law, 1969)

Admitted1967, New York; 1968, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 1970, U.S. Supreme Court; 1971, U.S. Court of Appeals, First Circuit; 1972, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 1975, District of Columbia and U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit; 1981, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eleventh Circuit; 1982, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit; 1984, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit; 1999, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit

New York State (Chair, Section on Labor and Employment Law, 1987-1988; Member: House of Delegates, 20102012; New York State Bar Foundation, 2010present) and American (Member, Committees on: Labor Arbitration and the Law of Collective Bargaining Agreements, 1976, International Labor and Employment Law, 1976, and Development of the Law Under the NLRA, Section on Labor and Employment Law) Bar Associations; District of Columbia Bar; New York County Lawyers Association; The Maritime Law Association of the United States; College of Labor & Employment Law (Vice President, 2006; President, 2007).

BornJersey City, New Jersey

Recipient, New York Super Lawyer, NYC Area, 2010-2014. Author: "Arbitration of EEO Issues: A Dissenting View," Proceedings of the New York University Thirty-Second Annual National Conference on Labor 155-167, 1980. Adjunct Associate Professor of Law, New York Law School, 1980-1990.



New York University
LL.M., 1969

David M. Glanstein

Glanstein LLP

Practice Areas
Employee Benefits Law
Entertainment, Sports, and Media Law
Health Care Law
Privacy Law
Fiduciary Duties
International Labor and Employment Law
Trade Secrets
Government Relations
Administrative Hearings and Appeals
Airline Labor Law
Federal Civil Practice
Confidentiality Agreements
Covenants Not To Compete
Employment Contracts
Fair Labor Standards
International Employment Contracts
Noncompetition and Non-Solicitation Agreements
Restrictive Covenants
Unfair Labor Practices
Union Contract Negotiations
Wage and Hour Law

University Cornell University, B.S., 1994

Law School Brooklyn Law School, J.D., 1997; New York University School of Law, LL.M., 1998

Admitted 1998, New York Bar and U.S. District Court, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; 2003, U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit; 2004, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit; 2005, U.S. District Court, Northern District of Florida; 2006, U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit

Memberships American Bar Association (Section on Labor and Employment Law, International Labor Law Committee, 2005-present, Employee Benefits Committee, 2009-present); The Association of the Bar of the City of New York (Committee on Federal Legislation, 2009-2012; Committee on Transportation Law, 2012-2015).

Born New York, New York

Staff Attorney, National Basketball Players Association, 1997-2000. Author: "Courts Split Over the NLRB's Employee-Rights Posting Rule," American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter Vol. 40, No.3 (2012); "What You Should Know About the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act," American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter Vol. 39, No. 1 (2010); "Truly Exceptional: International Committee Meeting in Beijing," American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section Newsletter Vol. 36, No. 4 (2008); "Lawsuits By Russian Hockey Clubs in U.S. Courts," American Bar Association International Labor Law Committee Newsletter, March 2007; "A Hail Mary Pass: Public Policy Review of Arbitration Awards," 16 Ohio State Journal on Dispute Resolution, 297-334 (2001); "Regulating Television," The Journal of Commerce, June 13, 1996. Chapter Editor: Elkouri & Elkouri "How Arbitration Works" 6th Edition (2003). Speaker: "Legal Ethics and Attorney-Client Privilege in Cross-Border Labor/Employment Law Work," American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section - International Labor Law Committee Mid-Year Meeting, May 11, 2011 (Berlin, Germany). Speaker: "Restrictive Covenants in the International Workplace," American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education Program, April 27, 2011. Speaker: "International Labor and Employment Law 101," American Bar Association Center for Continuing Legal Education Program, January 13, 2010. Moderator and Speaker: "Careers in Sports and Media - Two Worlds Not Too Far Apart," Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Forum, October 16, 2009 (Ithaca, NY). Board of Directors: Chashama, Inc., 2009-present; Board of Directors, Cornell ILR School Alumni Association, 2007-2013.

Reported Cases
Harris et al. v. Federal Aviation Administration, 353 F.3d 1006 (D.C. Cir. 2004); Urena v. American Airlines, Inc., 152 Fed. Appx. 63 (2d Cir. 2005); Tern Shipholding Corporation v. American Maritime Officers Medical Plan, 2006 WL 1788507 (N.D.Fla.); Local Union 813 IBT v. Waste Management of New York, LLC, 469 F. Supp.2d 80 (E.D.N.Y. 2007); Anwar v. PAAM Group, Inc., 2014 WL 241041 (S.D.N.Y.).


Brooklyn Law School
Juris Doctorate,