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Andrew A. Peterson

New York Metro
White Plains

P 914-872-6898 F 914-946-1216


Andrew A. Peterson


Andrew A. Peterson is a principal in the White Plains, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Andy joined the firm as a summer associate in 1979, and was one of the first six attorneys to staff the White Plains office when it opened in 1981.

Andy specializes in traditional labor law, as very broadly defined. He regularly acts as management’s chief spokesperson in a wide range of challenging bargaining scenarios (both public and private sectors), and advises employers concerning the contract administration issues that flow from his role at the table. From the National Labor Relations Board and various State agencies to the highest Federal and State Courts, Andy handles all litigation that arises from the employer/union relationship in virtually every manner of judicial, administrative and/or contractual forum.

Andy has written several articles for legal/scholarly journals, including The Labor Law Journal, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Employee Relations Law Journal, and Pace Law Review, and regularly speaks before management groups on a variety of labor and employment law subjects.

While attending law school, he was a member of the Law Review. He was a charter member of New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor and Employment Law.

A longtime basketball player, fan and coach, Andy co-founded the New Rochelle Basketball Association (recipient of a Heisman Trophy Fund Grant for linking sports to academics), and the Tri-County Basketball League, with more than 100 teams in NY’s Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties. He also enjoys guitar, boxing, yoga, and surf fishing.

Professional Associations and Activities

  • New York School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law (Charter Member)

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Secretary / Treasurer, New Rochelle Basketball Association (2011-present)
  • Board Member, Tri-County Basketball League (1997–present)
  • Carmel Central School District, President, Board of Education (1998-2002)

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Labor Law - Management" (2018-present)
  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Lawyer of the Year: Labor Law - Management" (2019, 2021)
  • City of New Rochelle Youth Bureau Commissioner’s Award (for mentoring, guidance and advocacy in behalf of the City’s youth) (2013)
  • New Rochelle High School Athletic Department Citizen of the Year Award (for dedication to the High School’s student-athletes) (2012)

Published Works

  • "The Implications of a Private Damage Action from the Taylor Law's Ban on Public Sector Strikes," Pace University Law Review 8.3 (Summer 1988) [Author]
  • "The NLRB and Equal Access to Justice: A Promise Unfulfilled?" Labor Law Journal 34.5 (May 1983) [Author]
  • "Of New Employees and Old Violations: The Controversy over Changed Circumstances and Bargaining Orders," Employee Relations Law Journal 52 (January 1982) [Author]
  • "Deterring Strikes by Public Employees: New York's Two-for-One Salary Penalty and the 1979 Prison Guard Strike," Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations Review 34.4 (July 1981) [Author]
  • "Lawful Employee Participation in the Revocation of Union Authorization Cards," Labor Law Journal (September 1980) [Author]