June 23, 2021

Volume XI, Number 174

Ian Carleton Schaefer

IAN CARLETON SCHAEFER is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green, and a member of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. 

Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America©, The Legal 500 United Statesand the New York Metro Rising Stars list, Mr. Schaefer has developed a reputation for his practical, business-enabling, and results-driven approach to partnering with employers on the full spectrum of workplace and human capital initiatives on a domestic and global basis. In addition to his robust TMT practice, Mr. Schaefer’s practice currently includes the representation of professional sports leagues and their member clubs in the United States and internationally, as well as several of the most preeminent arts and entertainment organizations in the world.

Mr. Schaefer regularly provides strategic labor and employment advice to companies, boards of directors, senior executives, and general counsel on a wide variety of employment-related issues, and is frequently called upon to conduct sensitive, bet-the-company investigations into allegations stemming from #MeToo, harassment and discrimination, and other forms of misconduct. 

Additionally, he designs and conducts high-profile training programs for C-suite, senior management, and large-scale employee workforces regarding anti-harassment/non-discrimination in the workplace and HR best practices and initiatives, and notably, he was the principal designer, co-producer, and featured co-host of Halting Harassment, EBG’s digital, anti-harassment training solution.

Prior to joining EBG, Mr. Schaefer practiced labor and employment law at the New York office of an international law firm, where among other accomplishments, he co-authored the successful briefs in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court decision 14 Penn Plaza v. Pyett, a 5-4 decision of importance to employers that modified 35 years of labor law.



Articles in the National Law Review database by Ian Carleton Schaefer

Ian Carleton Schaefer is a National Law Review Go-To Thought leader for his video series: Return to Work in the time of COVID-19.  Drawing on his experience as a strategic employment and human resources advisor to companies in a variety of industries,  Mr. Schaefer’s video series on Returning to Work provides companies with important guidance on remote working, mask wearing and employee privacy, as it relates to the COVID-19 crisis, and other employment related problems and situations companies will confront as they welcome employees back to work.