Robert I. Gosseen
Employment & Labor Law
educationB.S. | Cornell University (1964) J.D. | New York University School of Law (1967) LL.M. | (in Labor Law) | New York University School of Law (1970)
Robert I. Gosseen is senior counsel to the firm, concentrating his practice on all aspects of employment law, including real estate transactions, wage and hour litigation, discrimination, harassment, union relations and benefits.
Mr. Gosseen has counseled and advocated on behalf of employers in all aspects of employment law for more than five decades, representing clients in state and federal trial and appellate courts, as well as before numerous administrative agencies and human rights commissions.
Mr. Gosseen assists private sector companies in protecting their interests by creating and updating employee manuals, and drafting employment and severance agreements. He also supports smaller, privately owned businesses, cooperative and condominium boards, not-for-profits and religious institutions who require high-quality, day-to-day legal support.
As employment law presents constantly evolving challenges. Mr. Gosseen proactively alerts clients to new legislation and statutes that could impact their business and require attention and response. He regularly conducts seminars for clients on sexual harassment and discrimination, workforce reductions, labor relations, and the hiring, disciplining, and discharging employees.
Mr. Gosseen was for many years an adjunct assistant professor of law in New York University of Law’s Master of Laws program in labor law; as well as teaching at the University of Iowa’s School of Law.
Before joining Schwartz Sladkus Reich Greenberg & Atlas LLP, Mr. Gosseen was senior counsel to Ganfer Shore Leeds & Zauderer. Prior to that, Mr. Gosseen was a name partner at Gallagher, Gosseen & Faller for 25 years; and earlier in his career, he was a partner at Graubard, Moskovitz, McGoldrick, Dannett & Horowitz.
Mr. Gosseen is admitted to practice in New York; in the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York; the Second Circuit Court of Appeals, and before the Supreme Court of the United States.