Focus: Employment Litigation, Class Action, Wage and Hour, Overtime, Discrimination and Harassment, Leave Laws, Terminations and Layoffs, Preventative Counseling, Arbitration, Restrictive Covenant Creation and Enforcement, Management Training
Education: J.D. Duke University School of Law (1990); B.A. Johns Hopkins University (1986)
Admissions: New York, Pennsylvania; U.S. District Court Northern, Southern, Eastern, and Western Districts of New York
Martindale Hubbel Peer Review Rating: AV
Joel Greenwald is the Founder and Managing Partner of Greenwald Doherty LLP, a national management side employment law firm. As a seasoned employment litigator, his clients benefit from his experience appearing in state and federal courts, and before mediators, arbitrators, and agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, and the U.S. Department of Labor. He also represents management in the arbitration of grievances and challenges to union organizing campaigns. He has also served as a labor and employment arbitrator.
One of Joel’s chief concepts for his boutique law firm has been to assist employers in avoiding litigation altogether, by providing consulting services that equip management with the tools needed to assure compliance with all relevant federal, state and local workplace regulations. Accordingly, he has developed an innovative variety of legal services and trainings for human resources departments that include assistance with the creation of corrective business practices and documentation. He has also conducted many in-house, interactive training seminars concerning a variety of legal issues relating to the workplace.
Joel is an international speaker, lecturing frequently before a variety of business groups and industry organizations on a wide range of employment law topics. He has also authored and contributed to various trade publications and business journals, and is frequently called upon to provide commentary to national newspapers, television and radio on the legal aspects of news-worthy labor and employment issues.
Joel graduated from Duke University School of Law in 1990, earned his B.A. at Johns Hopkins University in 1986, and studied at the London School of Economics. He has consistently received an AV rating by Martindale-Hubbell and has been listed by New York Super Lawyers every year since 2014.