JAMES S. FRANK is a Member of the Firm in the Health Care & Life Sciences, Litigation, and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices in the firm's New York office. Mr. Frank is recognized for his knowledge of labor and employment issues affecting the health care industry.
Mr. Frank has served as trial and appellate counsel before state and federal courts, and has appeared before state and federal regulatory agencies, such as the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the New York State Division of Human Rights. He also has represented employers as a chief negotiator in collective bargaining and has defended employers in hundreds of arbitration cases brought by unions.
Represents major academic medical centers, community hospitals, nursing homes, home health care agencies and other providers of health care, as well as businesses and corporations in the fashion, manufacturing, retail and banking industries, in both litigation and labor and employment matters
Guides employers in representation proceedings before the NLRB
Defends employers as lead trial counsel against discrimination claims in federal and state courts
Represents management in traditional labor matters, including collective bargaining, arbitrations and strike management, and responses to corporate campaigns
Negotiates collective bargaining agreements with unions and represents hospitals in arbitrations
Counsels employers on workforce reductions and all facets of their workforce efficiency issues
Advises employers in defense of union-initiated "corporate campaigns" and other non-traditional organizing efforts
Advises public work contactors regarding compliance with prevailing wage laws, Section 220 of the New York State Labor Law and the Davis Bacon Act