2021 Vault Rankings
About Jackson Lewis P.C.
When you know what you're good at, you stick to it. Jackson Lewis specializes in the labor and employment law arena, and, with more than 950 attorneys, the firm has become one of the largest providers of employment law services in the nation.
Jackson Lewis was founded by Lou Jackson and Robert Lewis in New York in 1958. Just short of 20 years later, the firm opened its first California office, extending its reach from coast to coast. But the firm’s quest for expansion really took off in the 2000s. With a staggering 60-plus offices across the country today, Jackson Lewis has set up dozens of new offices in recent decades and continues to launch new branches in unexplored regions.
Labor and Employment Focused
Jackson Lewis has practices running the gamut of employment law, including affirmative action and preventative counseling, and the firm is ready to tackle issues revolving around employee benefits, sexual harassment, labor relations, immigration, and substance abuse and drug testing. The firm works across myriad industries, including automotive, energy, financial services, health care, hospitality, insurance, life sciences, professional services, real estate, technology—to name some.
Jackson Lewis also offers clients practical tools to help them plan their employment policies and next steps. The firm creates customized workplace training programs based on clients’ specific needs, including simulations, webinars, and e-training. The firm is also home to the workthruIT ® platform, which includes a Leave & Accommodation Suite. The Suite features a database of laws, regulations, and guidance regarding leave; training modules; templates; assessment tools; and more.
In 2021, Jackson Lewis launched a new mentoring initiative: RISE. The mentoring program is focused on ensuring that all associates at the firm have equal access to mentoring and is tailored by associate level. RISE includes four mentoring paths that target the specific goals of various associate career stages: RISE: Recruit, for the recruiting and hiring stage; RISE: Integrate, for new associates; RISE: Succeed, for second-year associates through fifth-year associates; and RISE: Excel, for sixth-year associates who are striving toward becoming a principal.
We strive to provide summer clerks with a realistic understanding of what it is like to practice law at Jackson Lewis. Our summer clerks are encouraged to assume significant responsibility and are exposed to a broad range of practice areas and professional experiences. In addition to legal research and writing assignments, summer clerks often have the opportunity to attend significant events related to the cases to which they are assigned, such as depositions, court hearings, arbitrations, and client meetings. Our attorneys are committed to ensuring summer clerks receive feedback on their work product and take time to help summer clerks better understand what it takes to be a successful attorney at our firm. In addition, we sponsor cultural outings and other events during the summer which allow summer clerks to interact with one another and with Jackson Lewis attorneys in their respective offices.
1133 Westchester Avenue
West Harrison, NY 10604
Phone: (914) 872-6767
Firm Chair: Kevin G. Lauri
Firm Managing Principal: Samantha N. Hoffman
Total No. Attorneys 2021:
750 - 1K
Firm did not disclose salary information.
No. of U.S. Offices: 62
No. of International Offices: 0
Berkeley Heights, NJ
Grand Rapids, MI
Kansas City, MO
Las Vegas, NV
Los Angeles, CA
New Orleans, LA
New York, NY
Overland Park, KS
Rapid City, SD
Salt Lake City, UT
San Diego, CA
San Francisco, CA
San Jose, CA
San Juan, Puerto Rico
St. Louis, MO
Tinton Falls, NJ
West Harrison, NY (HQ)
White Plains, NY
Affirmative Action, OFCCP and Government Contract Compliance
Class Actions and Complex Litigation
Collegiate and Professional Sports
Corporate Diversity Counseling
Corporate Governance and Internal Investigations
Disability, Leave and Health Management
ERISA Complex Litigation
General Employment Litigation
Privacy, Data and Cybersecurity
Restrictive Covenants, Trade Secrets and Unfair Competition
Wage and Hour
White Collar and Government Enforcement
Workplace Safety and Health
*See firm website for complete list of practice areas and industries.