Overview

Philip M. Berkowitz is the U.S. practice co-chair of Littler's International Employment Law Practice Group and co-chair of the Financial Services Industry Group. He advises multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters. He has significant experience advising multinational companies regarding U.S. and overseas employment and executive compensation practices. He represents employers in individual and class action lawsuits and arbitrations, and he appears in U.S. federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and international arbitration tribunals.   

Philip handles all regulatory facets of employment law, including:

His diverse selection of clients includes companies in financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, publishing, and fundraising.

A respected authority on international employment law issues, Philip conducts training worldwide on labor and employment matters. He is a frequent speaker before the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Japan Society and other prominent international organizations. Philip is the founding chair of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) Annual International Employment Law Conference.

Philip previously worked as a partner and head of international employment law at a full-service international law firm.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Vice Chair

International Employment Law Committee, International Law Section

American Bar Association

Vice Chair

Employment Law Committee, International Law Section

American Bar Association

Vice Chair

Diversity and Equality Law Committee

International Bar Association

Officer

Diversity and Equality Law Committee

International Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2007-2019

Named, Who's Who in American Law

2014

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2012-2016

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2005-2018

News, Analysis & Press

#MeToo at Home and Abroad

Insight

July 16, 2018

#MeToo at Home and Abroad

New York Law Journal

July 11, 2018

Different Cultures, Different Legal Approaches

New York Law Journal

May 9, 2018

Non-Disparagement Agreements: Worth It?

New York Law Journal

February 23, 2018

Hiring Practices and the FCPA

New York Law Journal

January 10, 2018
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Books & Book Chapters

  • Handbook on International Employment Law, American Bar Association, Co-Authors: Thomas Mueller-Bonanni, Anders Etgen Reitz, 2008
  • International Labor and Employment Law, International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success, Practising Law Institute, Chapter 21, Chapter Co-Authors: Stefan Marculewicz, Joseph Lazazzero, Trent Sutton, and Philip Gordon, 2012

Speaking Engagements

International Employment Law Roundtable

New York, NY

June 26, 2018
New York Financial Services Roundtable

New York, NY

June 20, 2018
New York Financial Services Roundtable

New York, NY

February 13, 2018
New York Financial Services Roundtable

New York, NY

October 25, 2017

International Employment Law 2017

PLI Seminar, New York, NY

June 7, 2017
Financial Services and Corporate Compliance

New York, NY

November 30, 2016
Inaugural U.K. Conference

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November 8, 2016

Education

  • J.D., Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark College, 1978
  • B.A., State University of New York at New Paltz, 1975

Bar Admission

New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York