Allan Bloom is the co-chair of the Paul Hastings Employment Law practice in New York. Mr. Bloom is an experienced litigator who represents management in employment and labor law matters. He has successfully defended some of the world’s leading financial services, investment management, technology, consumer products, telecommunications, publishing, insurance, construction, and lodging companies, as well as global law firms and cultural institutions, against claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract, and for unpaid compensation and benefits, both at the trial and appellate court levels. Mr. Bloom has extensive experience in federal and state wage and hour matters, in both the litigation and compliance contexts. He has served as counsel of record to a number of Fortune 500 companies in wage and hour class and collective actions, and has counseled clients in audit and restructuring projects involving tens of thousands of employees.
Mr. Bloom regularly advises publicly traded and privately held companies, as well as non-profit organizations, on the hiring and termination of employees and consultants, the establishment and enforcement of workplace policies and practices, wage-and-hour compliance, reorganizations and reductions in force, labor-management relations, alternative dispute resolution, and the labor implications of mergers and acquisitions. Mr. Bloom also regularly counsels boards of directors, board committees, and senior management on highly sensitive executive transitions, investigations, and other matters.
Mr. Bloom has spent much of his career representing and advising clients in the financial services industry, including before FINRA (and, previously, NASD and NYSE) arbitration panels.
- Agiwal v. HSBC & Unum Group, 2010 WL 4608325 (E.D.N.Y. 2010) (dismissing Title VII, ADEA, and ADA claims), aff’d, 469 Fed. Appx. 69 (2d Cir. 2012)
- Massie v. Metropolitan Museum of Art, 2010 WL 3766943 (S.D.N.Y. 2010) (summary judgment for employer on race discrimination and retaliation claims), 2007 WL 4292771 (S.D.N.Y. 2007) (dismissing race discrimination and hostile work environment claims), aff’d, 454 Fed. Appx. 26 (2d Cir. 2012)
- Bonnano v. Verizon, 2011 WL 832855 (S.D.N.Y. 2011) (summary judgment for employer on sexual orientation discrimination, harassment, and retaliation claims)
- Bang v. IBM, 07-CV-0292 (E.D.N.Y. 2009) (federal jury trial; complete defense verdict for employer on age and national origin discrimination claims), aff’d, 371 Fed. Appx. 176 (2d Cir. 2010)
- Nasto v. J-M Mfg. Co., ESX-L-1912-08 (Super. Ct. N.J. 2010) (summary judgment for employer on race and national origin discrimination claims)
- Bethea, et al. v. Equinox Fitness Clubs, 544 F. Supp.2d 398 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (summary judgment for employer on gender discrimination and hostile work environment claims; striking plaintiff’s expert report), aff’d sub nom. Mass v. Equinox Fitness Clubs, 354 Fed. Appx. 556 (2d Cir. 2009)
- Wildman v. Verizon, 2009 WL 104196 (N.D.N.Y. 2009) (granting summary judgment to employer on disability discrimination and failure to accommodate claims)
- Penister v. IBM, 06-CV-4188 (S.D.N.Y. 2008) (summary judgment for employer on race and color discrimination, hostile work environment, and retaliation claims)
- Levy, et al. v. Verizon Info. Services, 498 F. Supp.2d 586 (E.D.N.Y. 2007) (dismissing sales representatives’ class action claims for unlawful wage deductions under various compensation plans)
- Smiarowski v. Philip Morris USA, 2005 WL 1575002 (S.D.N.Y. 2005) (summary judgment to employer on age discrimination claims), aff’d, 197 Fed. Appx. 56 (2d. Cir. 2006), cert. denied, 551 U.S. 1114 (2007)
- Rowe v. Bell Atlantic, 2006 WL 297710 (E.D.N.Y. 2006) (summary judgment for employer on race discrimination claims)
- A. Esteban & Co. v. MTA, 2004 WL 439505 (S.D.N.Y. 2004) (dismissing plaintiff’s claims for regulatory and due process violations)
- Horan v. New York Telephone, 309 A.D.2d 642 (1st Dep’t 2003) (affirming summary judgment for employer on discriminatory discharge claim)
- In re: Manhattanville College, No. 26-RC-8277 (NLRB Regs. 2 & 26) (2001) (dismissing union’s petition for recognition following 28-day evidentiary hearing)
Accolades and Recognitions
- Chambers USA (2011-2013)
- The Best Lawyers In America (2010-2013)
- Super Lawyers (2007-2013)
Speaking Engagements and Publications
- Mr. Bloom is a frequent speaker on employment law matters, including for the American Bar Association, the American Conference Institute, the American Law Institute, BNA, the New York State Bar Association, Practicing Law Institute, and West.
- Editor, Labor and Employment Law Journal (New York State Bar Association)
- Final Proof Editor, Lindemann, Grossman & Weirich, Employment Discrimination Law (5th ed. 2012), the American Bar Association’s official treatise in the field
- Contributor and Final Proof Editor, Lindemann & Grossman, Employment Discrimination Law (4th ed. 2007)
- New State ‘Wage Theft’ Law, N.Y.L.J., Mar. 28, 2011
- Employment Contracts: Three Counterintuitive Appellate Decisions, N.Y.L.J., June 28, 2010
- Duty to WARN, N.Y.L.J., Mar. 23, 2009
- Avoiding Layoff Traps: Four Critical Issues Under the WARN Act, Bloomberg, Apr. 28, 2008
- Neither Rain, Nor Snow, Nor Sleet, Nor Bonus, N.Y.L.J., Jan. 4, 2006
- Cornell Law School, 1995
- University of Pennsylvania, 1991