Martin F. Payson is a Shareholder in the national labor and employment law firm of Jackson Lewis P.C. Since joining the firm in 1967, Mr. Payson has specialized in the practice of employment and labor law representing the interests of management.
He received his undergraduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the City University of New York, and obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1966. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Circuit Courts of Appeals and is admitted generally to the Bar of the States of New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. Payson is a member of both the American and New York State Bar Associations, serving as an active member of their respective Labor Law Sections.
Mr. Payson is an experienced practitioner, representing the interests of management in federal and state courts, before federal and state fair employment practice administrative agencies, and before the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive experience in the representation of management faced with union organizing drives and National Labor Relations Board elections. He has placed special emphasis on assisting clients in the development and implementation of preventive workplace practices, procedures and programs, most recently focusing on the use of alternative dispute resolution mechanisms as both a union avoidance, as well as litigation avoidance strategy.
Based upon his extensive experience in the field, Mr. Payson has been frequently called upon to speak on a variety of contemporary workplace issues. He has appeared on both NBC and CBS news shows and has co-hosted a series of programs on personnel and the law, Health Information Television Network. His insightful remarks have been quoted in the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Industry Week and in numerous professional journals and management publications. He has published a wide variety of articles in such publications as Nation's Business, Personnel Journal, Trial Magazine, and is a contributing editor to the text, Winning NLRB Elections: Management Strategy and Preventive Programs. He is listed in Who's Who In America and he is listed in Euromoney's Guide to the World's Leading Labor and Employment Lawyers 2004.
Bar & Professional Association Memberships
New York State Bar Association