Randy Levine Joins Jackson Lewis as Of Counsel in New York
NEW YORK, NY (February 4, 2014) -- Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the largest workplace law firms in the world representing management, is pleased to announce that Randy Levine has joined the firm as Of Counsel in the New York office. He had been Counsel at Akin Gump. Mr. Levine is also President of the New York Yankees.
Mr. Levine has been a successful management labor lawyer since 1980. He has represented clients in the entertainment, sports, manufacturing, healthcare, hospitality and transportation industries, among others. He has served as Labor Commissioner of the City of New York under Mayor Giuliani and negotiated some of the most significant and creative municipal labor agreements in the public sector. He also oversaw labor relations policies for the City when he served as Deputy Mayor for Economic Development Planning and Administration.
Mr. Levine was the Chief Labor Negotiator for Major League Baseball. He negotiated the landmark 1996 Basic Agreement that ended years of labor strife and resulted in revenue sharing, luxury taxes and interleague play.
Mr. Levine has also successfully mediated several high-profile labor disputes, including situations involving the hotel, commercial real estate, television writers and school bus industries.
Mr. Levine has served as Deputy Principal Associate Attorney General and Principal Associate Attorney General of the U.S. Department of Justice. He was also appointed a special representative of the U.S. Department of Labor.
“I have been pursuing Randy for years to join our firm because I felt he was such a natural match for us. He has a unique set of skills and experience that will be of great value to our clients as he offers his advice and insight,” said Vincent A. Cino, Firm Chairman of Jackson Lewis. “He brings impressive frontline experience negotiating and reaching agreements with large and powerful unions and other labor organizations. He has a deep understanding and appreciation of the complex workplace issues facing American business today.”
Mr. Levine said, “I am very excited to join Jackson Lewis. I think it is the preeminent management labor relations firm in the country. It will be an honor to work with these great lawyers.”
As President of the New York Yankees, Mr. Levine was the principal person responsible for the development of the new Yankee Stadium; the creation of the YES Network and Legends Hospitality LLC; and the growth of the Yankees brand, including agreements in Japan, China and Taiwan. He was the principal liaison with Manchester City Football Club in the formation of New York City Football Club and conceived the yearly college bowl game called the Pinstripe Bowl to Yankee Stadium. He also served on the Boards of the New Jersey Nets and New Jersey Devils.
Mr. Levine received his B.A. in 1977 from The George Washington University and his J.D. in 1980 from Hofstra University School of Law. He serves on The George Washington University Board of Trustees, and the Boards of Directors of the Hooton Foundation, and the Yogi Berra Museum.
About Jackson Lewis
Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 765 attorneys practicing in 55 locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. U.S. News - Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" named Jackson Lewis the 2014 "Law Firm of the Year" in the Litigation-Labor and Employment category. The firm was also named a Tier 1 National “Best Law Firm” in Employment Law – Management; Labor Law – Management; and Litigation – Labor & Employment. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the United States, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 550 class actions.
Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.
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For more information on Mr. Levine, please contact:
Alice McGillion, Rubenstein
T: (212) 843-8039
For more information about Jackson Lewis, please contact:
Lara Hamm, Jackson Lewis
T: (703) 483-8373