Andrew A. Peterson is a Shareholder in the White Plains office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Peterson joined Jackson Lewis as a summer associate in 1979, and was one of the first six attorneys to staff the White Plains office when it opened in 1981. (The office now has more than thirty attorneys.) He received his Bachelors degree from Cornell University's School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and his law degree from St. John's University School of Law, where he was a member of the Law Review. Mr. Peterson also holds a Master of Laws (LL.M.) degree in Labor Law from New York University School of Law. He was a charter member of, and remains active in, New York University School of Law's Center for Labor and Employment Law.
Mr. Peterson specializes in traditional labor law, as very broadly defined. He regularly acts as management's chief spokesperson in a wide range of challenging bargaining scenarios (both public and private sectors), and advises employers concerning the contract administration issues that flow from his role at the table. From the National Labor Relations Board and various State agencies to the highest Federal and State Courts, Mr. Peterson handles all litigation that arises from the employer/union relationship in virtually every manner of judicial, administrative and/or contractual forum.
Mr. Peterson has written several articles for legal/scholarly journals, including The Labor Law Journal, the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, the Employee Relations Law Journal, and Pace Law Review, and regularly speaks before management groups on a variety of labor and employment law subjects.
A longtime basketball fan and youth basketball coach, Mr. Peterson serves as Vice President and General Counsel of the Tri-County Basketball League (115 teams in New York's Westchester, Putnam and Dutchess Counties). He also enjoys salt-water fly fishing (especially at Martha's Vineyard), and playing his National 14-fret Style O.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•President, Board of Education, Carmel Central School District, Carmel, NY, 19982002
The Implications of a Private Damage Action from the Taylor Law's Ban on Public Sector Strikes
Pace University Law Review 8.3 (Summer 1988) [Author] The NLRB and Equal Access to Justice: A Promise Unfulfilled?
Labor Law Journal 34.5 (May 1983) [Author] Of New Employees and Old Violations: The Controversy over Changed Circumstances and Bargaining Orders
Employee Relations Law Journal 52 (January 1982) [Author] Deterring Strikes by Public Employees: New York's Two-for-One Salary Penalty and the 1979 Prison Guard Strike
Cornell University's Industrial and Labor Relations Review 34.4 (July 1981) [Author] Lawful Employee Participation in the Revocation of Union Authorization Cards
Labor Law Journal (September 1980) [Author]