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With 800 attorneys in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, all we do is work. Workplace law.


Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms.

The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis is a leader in educating employers about the laws of equal opportunity and, as a firm, understands the importance of having a workforce that reflects the various communities it serves.

Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law firms and practices in Europe, North America and the Asia Pacific Region.

Honors & Recognitions


Our Culture

We work hard to preserve the values that make Jackson Lewis a gratifying place to practice law. We are a law firm where people know each other and work together to best serve our clients.

Jackson Lewis’ diverse group of attorneys across the country shares a commitment to teamwork, collegiality and client-first solutions—a commitment that is reinforced by firm leadership. As we grow, we want new attorneys to be fully integrated into the firm, to get to know their colleagues, and embrace the firm’s culture and protocols we have installed over the years to ensure that we provide the highest quality legal services.

Mission Statement

We are a preeminent workplace law firm dedicated to our clients and passionate about providing the highest quality, creative and effective representation of employers on the full range of employment and labor law matters, through offices strategically located throughout the country. We provide a rewarding and collegial work environment for the leading attorneys in our field.

Our Approach

We combine local expertise and national resources to deliver creative and strategic solutions for employers. In all matters, our goal is to help clients develop proactive strategies and business solutions that reduce workplace law risk.

For over 55 years, our top priority has been providing the highest level of client service and legal representation, whether that is preventive reviews, responsive advice and counsel, or defending employers in litigation.

  • Preventive Approach: We partner with clients to minimize workplace-related disputes by educating employers on legal trends, judicial developments, and statutory and regulatory compliance.
  • Focus on Client Service: We work with employers to create flexible fee arrangements that best suit our clients’ needs and offer a wide range of value-added programs and services, including local and national programs, webinars, newsletters and legal alerts regarding emerging developments.
  • Local, National and Global Coverage: Our local offices across the U.S. provide representation to employers of all sizes from coast to coast, while our national practice groups ensure all our attorneys throughout the country have easy access to the latest resources in each practice area. Through our International Employment Issues practice and relationship with L&E Global, we assist multinational employers on issues that extend beyond our borders.
  • Legal Solutions that Make Business Sense: We take the time early on in any matter to analyze the legal issues and our client’s business objectives, and then develop a strategy that takes both into account.

We Partner with You

The foundation of our client service philosophy is to build strong relationships. We believe it is important to learn about each client’s particular industry, business and culture, with the goal of becoming an extension of their team.

At Jackson Lewis, we understand no legal issue can be viewed in isolation. Whether we are counseling clients on compliance strategies or defending a high-stakes lawsuit, we work with clients to devise an approach that fits with the company’s core values and culture. We also believe it is often most effective to meet with clients in person to better understand their particular issues, and our national footprint allows us to literally be where our clients need us most. In addition, our vast subject matter and industry-specific expertise give us critical insight into the workplace law challenges our clients face on a daily basis. As a testament to our emphasis on client service, our firm earned a spot on the BTI Power Elite” after being recognized by more than 500 corporate counsel as one of the top law firms in building and maintaining client relationships in the BTI Consulting Group’s 2014 Client Relationship Scorecard report.


Advice Tracking and Case Management Solutions

Our secure solutions enhance consistency, clarity and collaboration.

Two touchstones of our approach to client service are prevention and value-added services. Through JLValue, we work with clients to create specialized, customizable workspaces so they can immediately view key analytics and other information about past and pending matters. Our customized technology solutions include:

  • Advice tracking and recording — providing instant breakdowns of client matters by type of underlying employment law issue, relevant business unit, location and/or time frame, as well as a library of advice and answers to frequently-asked questions.
  • Secure collaboration point — providing instant access to scheduling, contact information for team members, document tracking and assembly, workflow, notifications and other matter-specific case management content.

As a result, you can speak with one voice in routine advice and counsel matters, track trends, and learn from past experience.

Our team works together to individualize service and optimize results.

Jackson Lewis regularly works with regional and national companies to build individually-tailored workspaces that allow clients and attorneys to access both high-level data regarding the employer’s workplace law vulnerabilities and to manage geographically diverse matters. Once the site is established, Jackson Lewis attorneys and clients can seamlessly input content to the system. Among other benefits, we can create model documents, such as discovery responses and agreements, to create a “bank” of easily accessible institutional memory. The result is a unique platform for ensuring consistency and optimal results in all your employment law matters.

Our technology provides access to critical information to reduce risk.

Jackson Lewis uses technology to provide a highly-secure yet flexible interface for our attorneys and our clients to access information from any device. Both Jackson Lewis and company employees authorized to access the workspace can do so via the internet at any time. As a result, clients have at their fingertips critical information they can use to identify patterns, reduce risks and coordinate responses.

Our History

Our commitment to excellence is just as strong today as it was in 1958 when Lou Jackson and Robert Lewis opened our doors in New York City.

A Tribute to Louis Jackson

Memories of Lou Jackson, Founding Partner of Jackson Lewis

“Jackson Lewis, like all successful enterprises, has endured disappointments along the way. We have had defections and loss of clients, but, by and large, we have maintained our family of staff and clients. In the beginning, we could not find lawyers to fill positions and, later, as our area of law took on greater significance, we had to turn candidates away. For all those who have crossed the threshold of Jackson Lewis, my long-term and newly hired co-workers, I have deep affection. I hold dear the belief that, in all professional and personal endeavors, a torch passed on to successive bearers will remain aglow as long as it is fueled by mutual cooperation, respect, and affection.”

 - Lou Jackson, 1997

For 39 years, Lou provided inspiration, guidance, friendship and good humor. We miss him dearly and cherish his memory forever.

Louis Jackson
September 3, 1904 - June 11, 1997

A Tribute to Robert Lewis

Bob Lewis Made Life and Labor Law His Passionate Pursuits

Co-founder of the Firm with Louis Jackson in 1958, Bob set the bar high in professionalism, pursuit of knowledge and personal integrity. For those colleagues and clients fortunate enough to have known and worked with Bob before his retirement, there is at least one more “p” to add to those virtues: perfectionism. Bob did not settle for “good enough” … not in the practice of labor law, his passion for learning and exploring, or his personal life as husband, father, grandfather and friend.

Bob’s depth of knowledge and experience in the practice of traditional labor law was rarely matched. As a result, he pushed for perfection in his own work and in that of the many lawyers he mentored over the years. An innovator and cunning strategist, Bob sought ways to serve his clients that pushed the boundaries. He poured all of his acumen into his labor of love, co-authoring Winning NLRB Elections, the gold standard for defining employers’ rights and devising workplace strategies in labor/management relations.

With the undiminished devotion of Bob and his partner Lou to the cause of Jackson Lewis, the Firm has retained the force, stamina, hunger, and dedication to excel in the practice of workplace law and to strive for perfection in our representation of clients of all kinds. This is Bob’s legacy for which we are deeply and humbly grateful. For more on Bob’s life and interests, please visit

Robert Lewis
January 2, 1924 - February 12, 2012

A Tribute to William Krupman

Bill Krupman Raised the Bar

Everyone at Jackson Lewis has a Bill Krupman story: sometimes funny, sometimes poignant, but always straight from the heart. Clients, too, came to know the Bill Krupman “style” of representation, no matter with which attorney or office they work. His insight, intuition, inventiveness, and ingenuity became hallmarks of the firm, like Bill himself. Always smart, to the point, and available to anyone with enough interest and curiosity to ask a question, Bill made friends from California to New York, Michigan to Texas, and everywhere Jackson Lewis represents clients, educates employers, and raises the bar for superior legal services.

“Connect the dots.” One of Bill’s favorite sayings typified his approach to bringing together people and services, businesses and ideas, meetings and plans. Always the reader, always the editor, always the critic, being on the receiving end of Bill’s dreaded “Ugh!” often felt like a reprimand, but the revision was always a lesson and an improvement. Likewise, his toughness on behalf of clients earned them favorable labor relations outcomes, and earned Bill the admiration of his peers and respect of his adversaries.

During Bill’s 48-year tenure – as associate, partner, and Managing Partner from 1975 to 2006, the firm prospered and multiplied in size, talent, quality, and innovation. For all that, and so much more, all of us at Jackson Lewis thank him from the bottom of our hearts.

William A. Krupman
August 14, 1936 - November 6, 2014


Our Board of Directors ensures all decisions and practices are aligned with our firm’s long-standing values and objectives.

David L. Gordon

Office Managing Shareholder

Samantha N. Hoffman

Office Managing Shareholder
Orange County

Christopher M. Valentino

Office Managing Shareholder
Long Island