Director of Labor/Employee Relations
Staff Supervision, Development, and Training ~ Data Collection and Analysis ~ Legal Writing and Research
Rapid Conflict Resolution ~ Regulatory and Legal Compliance ~ Organizational Leadership
Highly organized, analytical, and multifaceted professional offering hands-on background in human resources and labor/employee relations management. Strategic attorney, expert at providing sound recommendations and guidance to staff by utilizing broad-based knowledge of legal services. Adept at interpreting and negotiating collective bargaining agreements as well as drafting legal briefs and memoranda. Equipped with excellent interpersonal and critical thinking aptitudes; effective at establishing positive rapport with stakeholders, attorneys, and senior management. Articulate communicator, with working knowledge of Spanish language. Technically proficient with Microsoft Office applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Access) and PeopleSoft.
New York City Health + Hospitals New York City, NY
Senior Director – Labor Relations 2016–Present
Coordinate with the assistant vice president of labor relations as well as collaborate with senior managers and Human Resource (HR) teams in developing and maintaining positive employee relations programs for the largest public health care system in the country.
Render hands-on supervision to labor relations attorneys and officers.
Expertly formulate and provide strategic recommendations and assistance to internal stakeholders.
Utilize keen eye for detail in interpreting cost impact associated with bargaining proposals or contract settlements as well as in gathering and reviewing internal and external data.
Take part in the negotiation of collective bargaining agreement.
Organize and provide numerous positive labor relations trainings and communications.
Associate Counsel – Labor Relations 2012–2016
Delivered sound advice to internal stakeholders as well as labor relations and HR professionals.
Performed legal research and administered all documentation and regulatory compliance including legal briefs and memorandum.
Served as a health system attorney for disciplinary trials and arbitrations; performed opening and closing statements and conducted direct and cross examinations of witnesses during trials and or arbitrations.
Held responsibility in coordinating with all outside legal counsel and representing the institution in all administrative trials and arbitration proceedings as one of the in-house lawyer for the health system.
Northwell Health New Hyde Park and Queens, NY
Human Resources Manager 2008–2012
Oversaw the overall aspects of HR functions which covered 7, 000 employees.
Supported doctors and the executive management such as manager and director on disciplinary and separation procedures.
Dealt with all HR matters and investigated various work-related issues concerning sexual harassment, discrimination, and bullying.
Planned and implemented new wellness and employee engagement benefit programs to support newly organized business unit.
Mentored managers on proper management of employee relations issues.
Mayor’s Office of Labor Relations New York City, NY
Assistant General Counsel 2006–2008
Took charge of representing the city agencies in all phases of administrative litigation proceedings.
Performed thorough research on labor law issues as well as drafted organizational briefs, memoranda, and correspondence.
Mintzer Sarowitz Zeris Ledva & Meyers LLP New York City, NY
Leahey & Johnson, P.C. New York City, NY
Northwest Defenders Association Seattle, WA
Public Defender – Felony Attorney
EDUCATION AND CREDENTIALS
Juris Doctor Seattle University School of Law Seattle, WA
Award: Winner and Best Oralist – Western Region Appellate Moot Court Competition Activities: Order of the Barristers
Bachelor of Arts in American History Barnard College, Columbia University New York, NY
New York State Bar Washington State Bar