Bernard T. King represents private and public employee benefit plans and labor unions. Nationally recognized for his body of work, Bernie is consistently listed in The Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and New York Super Lawyers.
Bernie serves as counsel to a diverse base of employee benefit plans including large and small multiemployer plans, public plans and the benefit plans of professional athletes. In addition, Bernie represents labor unions in both the private and public sectors and engages in a wide variety of proceedings, including contract negotiations, labor board cases, arbitration and litigation.
Bernie has shaped the legal landscape of employee benefits and labor law. He is a Founding Fellow and Governor of the College of Employee Benefit Lawyers, a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and has served as the Chair of the American Bar Association’s Section of Labor and Employment Law. Bernie has been awarded The American Arbitration Association’s prestigious Whitney N. Seymour Award. For many years he served as a professor of law in Cornell University’s Extension Division, Labor Studies Program.
In his spare time, Bernie enjoys spending time with his family and four grandchildren. He is an avid runner and skier.