With over 30 years of experience, Don is well known for his representation of labor unions in a broad variety of labor and employment matters. His down-to-earth intelligence and oral advocacy has earned him recognition in The Best Lawyers in America and New York Super Lawyers.
Private and public sector unions have turned to Don in a broad variety of labor and employment matters, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, prevailing wage matters, employment discrimination and employee benefits matters under State and Federal law.
Don is a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Inc., Washington, D.C. and served as the Chair of the Labor and Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association and President of the Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.
During his spare time, Don enjoys spending time with his family at their alpaca farm. He is a former captain in the U.S. Army [1970-1975].
- Co-Author “Project Labor Agreements Offer Opportunity for Significant Savings on Public Construction Projects,” New York State Bar Journal, Vol. 71, No. 7, 1999.
- “False Statements to the Federal Bureau of Investigation: The Uncertain Law,” 29 Syracuse Law Review, 1978.
- Numerous presentations at meetings of the New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, and Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association.
Executive Editor, Syracuse Law Review, 1978-1979; Member, Justinian Society; Order of the Coif; Member, Board of Directors, Legal Services of Central New York, Inc., 1990-1996; Treasurer, 1994-1995; Secretary, 1995-1996; Member, Pro Bono Consortium Advisory Board, 1995-1997; LERA of Central New York; AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Onondaga County, Madison County, New York State (Member, Labor and Employment Law Section; Chair, Fair Labor Standards Committee, 1987-1990; Chair, Internal Union Affairs Committee, 1990-1996; Co-Chair, Labor Relations Law and Procedure Committee, 1996-2004; Section Chair, 2006-2007) and American (Member, Labor Law Section) Bar Associations; Northern District of New York Federal Court Bar Association (Vice President, Central New York Chapter, 2003-2006; President Elect, 2006-2007; President 2007-2008); The College of Labor & Employment Lawyers, Inc.