Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
Binghamton, New York, United States
Spotlight Preferred
13 days ago
Job Type
Full Time
$82,500.00 - $150,000.00
Area of Practice
Labor And Employment Law
Min Experience
1-5 Year(s)
Salary - Type
Yearly Salary
Job Function
Law Firm


Title:  Attorney- Labor & Employment
Practice Group(s): Labor & Employment
Location: Binghamton, NY
Reports to: Practice Group Leader
FLSA Status: Exempt
Pay Range: $82,500-$150,000/ Year

Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP is seeking a full-time New York State admitted attorney for our labor and employment practice group. This position would be based out of our Binghamton, New York office.

Coughlin & Gerhart proudly dates back to the 1890s and has grown to include seven offices in New York and one in Pennsylvania. As we continue to grow, we remain committed to our founding principles as a law firm focused upon client relationships and our dedication to fully meeting the needs of our individual, business, and municipal clients.

We offer numerous highly experienced and skilled attorneys, diverse practice areas, and a core belief that everyone who seeks the services of a lawyer deserves to be treated as a priority, from the time they meet with us in an initial consultation, to when their legal matter is resolved.


  1. Advise and counsel clients on a wide array of labor and employment issues; research and analyze relevant labor and employment law issues; draft correspondence, pleadings, memoranda, policies and contracts.
  2. Represent employers in administrative hearings and proceedings including grievance arbitrations, relating employee discipline, GML 207 disability claims, and collective bargaining agreement disputes.
  3. Defend employers in state and federal courts on a wide array of labor and employment matters, including wage and hour, restrictive covenant, discrimination, retaliation, whistleblower, and employment tort claims.
  4. Represent employers in collective bargaining negotiations, mediation, interest arbitration proceedings before PERB, and unfair labor/improper practice proceedings before the NLRB and PERB.
  5. Defend municipal determinations in Article 78 proceedings; move to stay arbitration and vacate or confirm arbitration awards.
  6. Train clients’ supervisors and employees on human resource compliance; present at seminars and webinars on labor and employment matters; and draft labor and employment newsletter articles.


  1. Ability to multitask, meet deadlines, and promptly respond to client needs.
  2. The ability to write in a clear, concise, and effective manner.
  3. Excellent verbal communication and advocacy skills.
  4. Ability to perform quick and reliable research.
  5. Strong analytical, research and writing skills.
  6. Interpersonal skills necessary in order to communicate and convey information effectively in person, by email and telephone.
  7. Committed to legal profession and teamwork approach.


  1. Current New York Bar admission.
  2. Juris Doctor degree from an accredited law school.
  3. Desire to develop and further legal skills.
  4. 1+ years of experience preferred.
  5. Admission in NDNY, WDNY, SDNY, and EDNY is preferred, but not necessary at time of hire.

Coughlin & Gerhart provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws.

This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, and transfer, leaves of absence, compensation and training.

Please express interest by sending a cover letter and resume to:

Melissa Carney, Firm Administrator
Coughlin & Gerhart, LLP
PO Box 2039
Binghamton, NY 13902-2039

Job ID: 68575098

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