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Zachary R. Bergman, Esq.Zachary Russell Bergman, Esq., has been an Associate at Stulberg & Walsh, LLP since 2018, where he primarily practices labor and employment law.

In his labor practice, Mr. Bergman represents labor unions in collective bargaining negotiations, mediations, disciplinary hearings, government investigations, administrative proceedings, and litigation. In his employment practice, Mr. Bergman represents executives and professionals in all aspects of workplace law, including negotiation of employment and severance agreements, and litigation of contract disputes, sexual harassment, discrimination, and whistleblower matters. He has appeared on behalf of individual and institutional clients at mediation and arbitration, before federal and state courts, before federal and state agencies, including the Merit Systems Protection Board, and pursuant to the United Nations’ internal justice system. Mr. Bergman was selected to Super Lawyers 2021 and 2022 New York Metro Area Rising Stars lists for Employment and Labor.

Before joining the firm, Mr. Bergman served for three years as an Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Special Federal Litigation Division of the New York City Law Department. In that capacity, he acted as lead counsel in approximately 50 federal civil rights cases in which he handled dozens of dispositive motions, depositions, mediations, and court and settlement conferences. In recognition of his stellar service, Mr. Bergman was awarded the Law Department’s “Rookie of the Year Award” following his first year of practice.

Mr. Bergman serves as a Member of the Labor & Employment Law Committee of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, a Member of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the New York State Bar Association, and a Member of the AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance. He previously served as a Member of the Disability Law Committee of the Bar of the City of New York.

Mr. Bergman’s publications and presentations on issues in labor and employment law include:

  • “Know Your Forum,” panelist on program presented at New York City Bar Association’s 8th Annual Employment Law Institute in New York, NY (2022);
  • “Covid-19 and Employment Law: Lessons Learned and Planning for the Future,” panelist on program presented at the New York City Bar Association in New York, NY (2021);
  • “Newly Enacted/ Amended New York State & New York City Leave Laws & Other Trending Topics,” moderator and panelist on program presented at the New York City Bar Association’s 7th Annual Employment Law Institute in New York, NY (2021);
  • Representing Employees at the United Nations and Affiliated Organizations Through a Unique ‘Internal Justice System’ for Grieving and Resolving Workplace Disputes,” American Bar Association Labor & Employment Law Newsletter (Spring 2020), Vol. 48, No. 3 (co-author);
  • “Construction Organizing: An Organizing & Contract Enforcement Guide,” Chapter on Project Labor Agreements, Responsible Contracting Policies, and Prevailing Wage Laws, presented at AFL-CIO Building & Construction Trades Department’s Annual Conference (2019) (co-contributor); and
  • “Testing Solutions for Adult Film Performers,” Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy: Vol. 24: Iss. 1, Article 5 (2014).

Mr. Bergman earned his J.D. degree at Cornell Law School in 2015, where he worked as Notes Editor on the Cornell Journal of Law and Public Policy. He also served as Co-President of the Alternative Dispute Resolution Society, competed on the Vis Moot Court Team in Vienna, Austria, and at the ABA Representation in Mediation Competition, and worked in Cornell’s Advocacy for Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender Communities Clinic. Mr. Bergman earned his Bachelor of Science degree in 2010 from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations, where he focused on labor relations studies and interned at the International Labour Organization in Geneva, Switzerland.

Mr. Bergman is a member of the Bar of the State of New York, and he is admitted to practice in the Eastern and Southern Districts of New York and before the Court of Appeals for the Federal Circuit.

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