Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.

New York, NY

This is the fellowship description for this mentor organization for 2019. 

Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein represents local and international unions and fringe benefit funds. Lawyers in our labor department have been involved in advising clients on labor strikes, organizing drives, contract negotiations and litigation.  Some recent examples inlude: the Hostess bankruptcy, industry-wide health care negotiations, negotiations and litigations with charter schools, public sector furlough litigation, litigation to defend New York City's recently-passed living wage law, and other significant matters. One of our partners was the lead lobbyist for the landmark New York State domestic worker rights legislation. 

In our litigation practice, we represent our clients in federal and state courts, and before the NLRB, New York State PERB, the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and arbitrators. We help our clients prepare for and engage in collective bargaining in industries as diverse as trucking, health care, higher education, retail, student transportation, and publishing. In addition, we represent individual employees with claims under Title VII, the ADA, the ADEA, and state anti-discrimination laws.

Law clerks typically spend their ten-week summer doing research and writing assignments including, drafting papers and sections of briefs, and analyzing issues relating to appellate practice, Title VII and ADEA claims. In addition, we do our best to insure that our law clerks get out of the office. During past summers, law clerks have attended oral argument at the Second Circuit, as well as attended bankruptcy court hearings, depositions, mediations, and arbitration proceedings.

We are looking for smart, hard working first and second year law students with an interest in the labor movement. We welcome applications from students of color and students with labor union backgrounds.

The stipend for this fellowship will be $885/week.

In addition to the basic application requirements (cover letter, application form, esays, resume), applicants for this fellowship must also include a transcript (when available). Address cover letter to:

Hanan B. Kolko, Esq.
Meyer, Suozzi, English & Klein, P.C.
1350 Broadway, Suite 501
New York, NY 10018