Eric Raphan is a partner in the firm's Labor and Employment practice group and is located in our New York Office.  

Areas of Practice

Eric's practice encompasses a wide range of labor and employment matters, including the defense of single plaintiff and class action discrimination, wrongful discharge and wage/hour claims, in addition to employment contract, restrictive covenant, whistleblower, sexual harassment and related claims. He regularly represents clients in labor and employment litigations in federal and state courts, and in proceedings before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and various state and local agencies. Eric also represents clients in all stages of the labor election process, including election campaigns and hearings before the National Labor Relations Board.

Eric regularly counsels both domestic and international clients on matters relating to wage/hours issues, harassment, minimizing employer liability, reductions-in-force, and the development, implementation and enforcement of employment contracts, employee handbooks, personnel policies, restrictive covenants, and independent contractor agreements. Eric also counsels clients regarding Title VII, ADEA, ADA, WARN, FMLA, FLSA and other federal, state and local employment statutes. He also advises management on the labor aspects of mergers and acquisitions and the extraterritorial application of U.S. laws.



Labor and Employment, Legal 500, 2018

New York Super Lawyer, Super Lawyers, 2013-2018

New York Rising Stars, Super Lawyers, 2012



Labor and Employment Law Blog Posts

New York Commercial Division Round Up Blog Posts

Media Mentions

Speaking Engagements

  • "Managing Infectious Diseases in the Workplace: Legal Requirements for Handling Infected, Exposed, or At-Risk Employees," C4CM, Center for Competitive Management Webinar, October 16, 2015
  • "Infectious Disease and the Workplace – Key Considerations for Employers," West LegalEdcenter, January 29, 2015
  • "The Evolution of the Adjudication Process in Professional Athletics," Brooklyn Law School, November 20, 2014
  • "Employee Social Media Use: Potential Liability for Employers Who Attempt to Regulate It and Reasonable Expectations for Employees," Bloomberg BNA Webinar, February 26, 2014
  • "Social Media and the Law: An Exploratory Look into the Legal Effects of Online Interconnectedness," University of Maryland Francis King Carey School of Law, April 5, 2013
  • "Access Denied: Employee Social Media Use and Potential Liability for Employers Who Attempt to Monitor or Regulate It," Bloomberg BNA Webinar, August 23, 2012
  • "The Perfect Storm: How the U.S. Presidential Election and Recent Economic Events Will Impact Labor and Employment Laws in 2009 and Beyond," New York, New York, November 6, 2008
  • "Guidelines for Promoting a Respectful Workplace," New York, New York, May 2008
  • "Preventing Employment Discrimination in New York," Lorman Education Services, New York, New York, March 26, 2008
  • "Training for Supervisors: How to Limit Liability for Employment Issues," Lorman Education Services, White Plains, New York, August 7, 2007
  • "Advanced Workplace Investigations," Lorman Education Services, Melville, New York, April 7, 2006


Digital Media


J.D., Brooklyn Law School, 2001, magna cum laude

B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 1998, magna cum laude


  • New York
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • United States District Court for the Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
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