Steven J. Porzio is an Associate in the White Plains, New York and Stamford, Connecticut offices of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Porzio received his Bachelor of Arts Degree cum laude from Marist College in 2003. In 2008, he received his Juris Doctor cum laude from the Syracuse University College of Law, where he served as the Editor-in-Chief of the Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter. Mr. Porzio is a member of the New York and Connecticut Bars and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court, Districts of Connecticut, Eastern New York and Southern New York.
Mr. Porzio is a member of the Firm's Labor Practice Group and assists both unionized and union-free clients with a full-range of labor and employee relations matters. He represents employers at contract negotiations, arbitrations, and representation and unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. He has experience conducting vulnerability assessments and providing management training in union and litigation avoidance, leave management, and hiring and firing practices. He provides strategic and legal communications advice in certification and decertification elections, union organizing, corporate campaigns, picketing, and union contract campaigns. Mr. Porzio has advised employers in a number of different industries in successful efforts against unions in election and corporate campaigns.
In addition to his traditional labor law work, Mr. Porzio assists companies with handbook and personnel policy drafting and review, daily management of employee disciplines and terminations, and general advice and counsel on compliance with federal and state employment laws.
Mr. Porzio's litigation experience includes work on matters before state and federal court, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Connecticut Commission on Human Rights and Opportunities, and various other administrative agencies in age, race, national origin, gender and disability discrimination, wage and hour, whisteblower, and wrongful termination claims.
Mr. Porzio is a contributing author to the Firm's Unions & Labor Law Reform and Healthcare Workplace Update blog, as well as the firm's bulletin entitled The Healthcare Employer.
Honors, Awards and Pro Bono Activity
•Justinian Honor Society Member
•Recipient of Robert F. Koretz Labor Law Scholarship
• The Healthcare Employer [Editor and co-author]
• “Unions and Labor Law Reform Blog” [Co-Author]
• Healthcare Workplace Update” [Co-Author]
“The Reality Beyond EFCA: Employer Strategies” (April 2010) [Co-Author]The Employee Free Choice Act: Piercing the Rhetoric, U.S. Chamber of Commerce (June 2009) [Contributing Author]
The Employee Free Choice Act: The Union Bailout, Aspatore Special Report (February 2009) [Contributing Author]
Assessing the Legality of the President's Terrorist Surveillance Program: Balancing the Protection of Individual Liberties Against Improving National Security Through Electronic Surveillance, Syracuse Science and Technology Law Reporter 10 (May 2008) [Author] (Also at Stamford Office)