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Hope Sarah Goldstein

Partner

, Bryan Cave LLP
New York

Tel

1 212 541 1168

Fax

1 212 541 1403
hsgoldstein@bryancave.com
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Hope Sarah Goldstein

Partner


New York



1290 Avenue of the Americas
New York, New York 10104-3300

Phone:

1 212 541 1168

Fax:

1 212 541 1403

email:

hsgoldstein@bryancave.com

Hope Goldstein’s practice covers a wide range of issues concerning employers, providing both traditional labor law and employment law advice and litigation services.  In addition, she presents seminars and workshops on a wide range of labor and employment law issues.

Ms. Goldstein’s traditional labor law practice includes representing clients in matters involving compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, labor negotiations and arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions, labor crisis management and long-term work force strategies.  More specifically, Ms. Goldstein negotiates, drafts and implements collective bargaining agreements, extension agreements and shutdown agreements.  She represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board in both representation and unfair labor cases, as well as in discipline and contract interpretation grievances and arbitrations.  Ms. Goldstein also handles all aspects of labor dispute and crisis management, including preparing and implementing strike contingency plans, preparing and arguing for temporary restraining orders, and advising clients on reserve gates, secondary picketing, return to work, and other dispute related issues.  Further, she negotiates merger and acquisition agreement provisions relevant to labor and multi-employer benefit fund issues, and she advises clients on matters such as audits and combinations of workforces.  In addition to handling traditional labor issues for unionized employers, Ms. Goldstein prepares and executes union avoidance programs for those employers interested in remaining union-free.

Ms. Goldstein’s employment law practice includes defending employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and the full range of statutory and common law employment claims.  She defends state and federal wage and hour and child labor investigations, conducts wage and hour audits, implements IRS Tip Rate Determination/Education Programs, and assists clients with all aspects of wage and hour compliance.  Ms. Goldstein negotiates and prepares employment agreements, settlement agreements, separation and severance agreements, and non-compete, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; drafts employment applications, policies, and handbooks; and counsels clients on federal and state employment law compliance on topics such as hiring, terminations, working conditions and leave issues related to the ADA, FMLA, and state leave laws.  Ms. Goldstein advises clients on business start-up related employment issues.  She also negotiates merger and acquisition agreement provisions relevant to employment and employee benefits issues; advises clients on reductions in force, WARN, and state plant closing law issues, and counsels clients on the development and implementation of the employment aspects of reorganization plans.

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Section of Labor and Employment Law

  • The Association of the Bar of the City of  New York – Committee on Labor and Employment Law

  • New York State Bar Association

  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Hope Goldstein’s practice covers a wide range of issues concerning employers, providing both traditional labor law and employment law advice and litigation services.  In addition, she presents seminars and workshops on a wide range of labor and employment law issues.

Ms. Goldstein’s traditional labor law practice includes representing clients in matters involving compliance with the National Labor Relations Act, labor negotiations and arbitrations, mergers and acquisitions, labor crisis management and long-term work force strategies.  More specifically, Ms. Goldstein negotiates, drafts and implements collective bargaining agreements, extension agreements and shutdown agreements.  She represents clients before the National Labor Relations Board in both representation and unfair labor cases, as well as in discipline and contract interpretation grievances and arbitrations.  Ms. Goldstein also handles all aspects of labor dispute and crisis management, including preparing and implementing strike contingency plans, preparing and arguing for temporary restraining orders, and advising clients on reserve gates, secondary picketing, return to work, and other dispute related issues.  Further, she negotiates merger and acquisition agreement provisions relevant to labor and multi-employer benefit fund issues, and she advises clients on matters such as audits and combinations of workforces.  In addition to handling traditional labor issues for unionized employers, Ms. Goldstein prepares and executes union avoidance programs for those employers interested in remaining union-free.

Ms. Goldstein’s employment law practice includes defending employers against discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and the full range of statutory and common law employment claims.  She defends state and federal wage and hour and child labor investigations, conducts wage and hour audits, implements IRS Tip Rate Determination/Education Programs, and assists clients with all aspects of wage and hour compliance.  Ms. Goldstein negotiates and prepares employment agreements, settlement agreements, separation and severance agreements, and non-compete, non-disclosure and confidentiality agreements; drafts employment applications, policies, and handbooks; and counsels clients on federal and state employment law compliance on topics such as hiring, terminations, working conditions and leave issues related to the ADA, FMLA, and state leave laws.  Ms. Goldstein advises clients on business start-up related employment issues.  She also negotiates merger and acquisition agreement provisions relevant to employment and employee benefits issues; advises clients on reductions in force, WARN, and state plant closing law issues, and counsels clients on the development and implementation of the employment aspects of reorganization plans.

Bar and Court Admissions

New York, 1998

New Jersey, 1997

Education

American University, J.D., 1997

University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, B.A., 1994

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association – Section of Labor and Employment Law
  • The Association of the Bar of the City of  New York – Committee on Labor and Employment Law
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New Jersey State Bar Association

Education

  • American University, J.D., 1997
  • University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, B.A., 1994

Admissions

  • New York, 1998
  • New Jersey, 1997

Committee/Leadership Roles

  • Executive Committee
  • Recruiting Committee