Jackson Lewis P.C.
58 S Service Rd. , Ste. 410
Melville , NY 11747
Mr. Siegel writes on employment practices for IRMI.com.
An employment law and litigation partner of Jackson Lewis LLP, Mr. Siegel has represented management in employment discrimination, affirmative action, and labor matters since 1976. He regularly appears before federal and state agencies and courts in various equal employment, wage-hour, and labor law matters. In April 1991, Mr. Siegel argued a landmark age discrimination case before the US Supreme Court.
Mr. Siegel was selected as one of Long Island's 10 top employment lawyers in a 2003–2004 survey of his peers. He frequently addresses supervisors and managers to assist them in developing the skills needed to manage effectively in today's challenging legal environment. He has been a guest on national and local television and radio and has presented seminars and written articles concerning affirmative action, discrimination, and labor law matters across the country.
In the insurance industry, Mr. Siegel is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriting Society (PLUS) and has been a featured speaker at PLUS, National Association of Professional Surplus Lines Offices, Professional Insurance Agents, Professional Insurance Wholesalers Association, and RIMS conferences. He has lectured about employment issues to meetings of the New York and Kentucky Bar Associations, the 1998 Conference of Justices of the Courts of the State of New York, and many other industry and related groups.
Mr. Siegel graduated magna cum laude from the State University of New York at Buffalo (Phi Beta Kappa) in 1973 and received his juris doctorate degree with honors from Emory University School of Law in 1976. He joined Jackson Lewis in 1979 and has been a principal since 1985. In 1981, he started the firm's affirmative action and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program practice and coordinated its wage-and-hour practice for many years. He has defended employers through trial in state and federal courts in single-plaintiff and class-action matters.