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.
While attending law school, he was a member of the Law Review. He was a charter member of, and remains active in, New York University School of Law’s Center for Labor and Employment Law.
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.
Pro Bono and Community Involvement
•Carmel Central School District, President, Board of Education (1998-2002)
• 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]
In the News
August 15, 2018
Jackson Lewis Attorneys Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America 2019
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce more than 200 attorneys throughout the firm’s locations have been named to the 2019 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as a definitive guide to legal...
August 15, 2017
Best Lawyers in America Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition
WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are...
Professional Associations and Activities
New York School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law