Richard K. Zuckerman

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Areas of Practice

Professional Experience

Richard K. Zuckerman joined Keane & Beane, P.C. as a Member in 2024. He represents management in all public and private sector labor and employment law areas, including collective bargaining, discipline and litigation-related matters. His public sector clients include cities, counties, towns, villages, fire and ferry districts, libraries, and public utilities. He also serves as general counsel to school districts and as a hearing officer in General Municipal Law Section 207-a and 207-c disputes.

Mr. Zuckerman is a past Chair of both the New York State Bar Association’s Local and State Government Law Section and Labor and Employment Law Section, as well as a former President of the New York State Association of School Attorneys. He has also served as a member of the New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates. Mr. Zuckerman is a Fellow of the Governors of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a Fellow of the American and New York Bar Foundations, and an Inaugural Member of the Board of Advisors for the St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law. He is one of the co-editors for the New York State Bar Association’s treatise Lefkowitz on Public Sector Labor and Employment Law and was an editor for the American Bar Association’s treatise Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration and Supplement. In addition, he was a contributing author to the American Bar Association’s contract arbitration treatise How Arbitration Works (Elkouri & Elkouri), has co-authored numerous practice-related articles and has presented numerous programs regarding various labor, education and employment law-related topics.

Awards & Recognition

  • Best Lawyers’ in Education Law, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation-Labor and Employment (2022-)
  • Best Lawyers’ Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” for Long Island (2017, 2018)
  • Best Lawyers’ New York City Labor Law – Management “Lawyer of the Year” (2014-2015)
  • The Best Lawyers in America® in the practice areas of Education Law, Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management and Litigation – Labor and Employment (2012-)
  • Corporate LiveWire Global 2019 Annual Awards in the category of “Employment Lawyer of the Year – New York” (2019-)
  • Corporate LiveWire Global 2017 Annual Awards in the category of “North American Employment Lawyer of the Year” (2017)
  • Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law (2012)
  • Long Island Business News’ Who’s Who in Labor Law (2007)
  • Long Island’s “Top Ten Leaders in Employment Law” by Newsday (2005)

Admissions

  • New York State and Federal Courts
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit

Professional Associations

  • New York State Bar Association Local and State Government Law Section (Former Chair)
  • New York State Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section (Former Chair)
  • New York State Association of School Attorneys (Former President)
  • New York State Bar Association’s House of Delegates (Former Member)
  • Executive Committees of the New York State Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law and Municipal Law Sections (Member)
  • New York State Association of School Attorneys (Member)
  • Governors of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers (Fellow)
  • American and New York Bar Foundations (Fellow)
  • Board of Advisors for the St. John’s University School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law (Inaugural Member)

Professional Activities/Publications

  • Co-Editor New York State Bar Association treatise, “Lefkowitz on Public Sector Labor
    and Employment Law”
  • Editor for the American Bar Association treatise, “Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration”
    and Supplement.
  • Contributing author to the 6th edition of the ABA’s contract arbitration treatise,
    “How Arbitration Works” (Elkouri & Elkouri)

Education

  • 1984, J.D., Columbia University School of Law
  • 1981, B.A., summa cum laude, State University of New York at Stony Brook
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Richard K. Zuckerman - Education Law Attorney - Long Island, New York