Alan M. Klinger serves as the firm's Co-Managing Partner and also functions as the Co-Chair of Stroock's Litigation Practice Group. Mr. Klinger is also a member of Stroock's Executive Committee, and chairs its Legal Personnel Committee.
He represents parties in complex civil litigation and has a proven track record of achieving successful results, whether through negotiation or litigation. Mr. Klinger is integrally involved in the firm's representation of public sector unions and employee benefits funds. He also functions in the Government Relations group, concentrating on administrative proceedings, healthcare and land use matters.
Mr. Klinger has served as an adjunct professor of civil procedure.
— Among his many successful cases, Mr. Klinger has:
- On behalf of public employee unions, successfully arbitrated contract impasse proceedings before the New York State Public Employment Relations Board and the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining; prevailed against the City in "scoping" and contract enforcement proceedings; obtained a judgment against the City and related governmental entities to enforce statutorily mandated inspection and repair of public premises; successfully brought suit against retirement system and governmental entities accomplishing change in method for computation of retirement benefits; and submitted amicus briefs on behalf of labor unions in issues of public import.
- On behalf of an educational institution, prevailed in litigation that allowed the school to take down buildings to construct a new law center in the face of challenges to attorney general review and approval and claims of landmark status.
- On behalf of high-profile client owning renowned New York City nightclubs, defeated City claims that nightclubs were operated as a public nuisance; prevailed against State Liquor Authority attempts to suspend liquor license summarily; obtained court order compelling City Department of Consumer Affairs to issue cabaret license. Negotiated settlement of prior "nuisance abatement" proceedings commenced by the City on terms favorable to the client, allowing club to reopen with minimal disruption.
U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1982
U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1982
U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 1982
U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey, 1982;
U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit, 1985
U.S. Supreme Court, 1989