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Jessica Kastin
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.212.326.3923
(F) +1.212.755.7306

Education

  • The George Washington University (J.D. with honors 2001; Laurence E. Seibel Memorial Award for Excellence in Labor and Employment Law); Cornell University, School of Industrial and Labor Relations (B.S. 1998)

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Wilma B. Liebman, National Labor Relations Board (Summer 1999)

Jessica Kastin has more than 15 years of experience advising employers on labor and employment matters with a focus on issues arising under the NLRA. She regularly handles union elections and representation proceedings, unfair labor practice charges, collective bargaining, grievance arbitrations, and strike preparation and injunctions. Jessica also has a robust transactional practice and frequently provides advice on multimillion and multibillion dollar corporate mergers and acquisitions. Her practice also involves counseling on issues such as reductions in force, the WARN Act, New York State Labor Law, negotiation of employment and separation agreements, discrimination charges, and labor issues arising in bankruptcy.

Jessica's recent experience includes representing clients such as ABM, EagleTree Capital, General Electric, Goode Partners, and Verizon in high-value transactions involving complex employment issues. She also frequently serves as a lead advisor with respect to collective bargaining negotiations during which she works closely with clients on identifying and achieving critical business objectives. Notably, in 2016, Jessica represented Verizon in connection with a seven-week strike involving approximately 36,000 employees. In addition to providing strategic collective bargaining advice, she obtained a rare injunction under Section 10(l) of the National Labor Relations Act enjoining the union's unlawful secondary activity targeted at hotels in New York housing workers during the strike.

Jessica is a member of the New York State Bar Association Labor & Employment Section and has worked with Mobilization for Justice (formerly MFY) for more than a decade as part of her pro bono practice.


Jessica Kastin