John P. Furfaro - Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP

John P. Furfaro

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2012
Phone: 212-735-2624

John P. Furfaro is the chair of Skadden’s Labor and Employment Law Group. He assists clients in a variety of employment matters and advises on employment aspects of corporate transactions. In addition to his practice, he co-authors the labor law column for the New York Law Journal.

Firm clients regularly seek Mr. Furfaro’s services in collective bargaining negotiations, labor arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, he defends clients in state and federal courts and before administrative agencies in employment litigation involving all forms of discrimination, as well as in claims for breach of employment agreements and wrongful discharge. He also advises employers responding to allegations that executives and other senior level personnel have engaged in harassment, retaliation or other inappropriate conduct.

Employers seeking to prevent problems in the workplace through training and counseling turn to Mr. Furfaro and Skadden’s Labor and Employment Group for compliance programs covering an array of topics such as workplace violence, sexual harassment, family leave, layoff notification, union representation campaigns, independent contractors and accommodations for disabled workers. Mr. Furfaro helps to structure sophisticated employment agreements, separation agreements and severance pay arrangements. He has significant experience advising corporations in executive terminations.

Mr. Furfaro has represented such companies as American Express Company; Bayer Healthcare Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; Black Diamond Capital Management, LLC; Circuit City Stores, Inc.; Delphi Corporation; OAO Severstal; and Wisconsin Energy Corporation.

Mr. Furfaro was selected for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America 2013 and 2014,U.S. News & World Reports 2011-2012 and the PLC Cross-border Labour and Employee Benefits Handbook (2011).

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Client Comments

"John Furfaro is the rare labor and employment lawyer with equally deep experience in both traditional labor and employment law. His broad knowledge is bolstered by his keen insights to get to the heart of a matter. He is always responsive and attentive to client needs and sensitive to costs. The respect John enjoys in his field also makes him able to resolve matters effectively."

"John Furfaro took the time to study the issues, presented different pathways that could be followed, and gave a recommended path to follow. He provided constructive feedback and recommended actions to take in order to prevent future issues."

-John H. Klein
Chairman, and CEO
DAVA Pharmaceuticals, Inc.

Office Location

Four Times Square
New York, NY 10036
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment