Philip M. Berkowitz - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Philip M. Berkowitz

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007

Philip M. Berkowitz is the U. S. practice co-chair of Littler's International Employment Law Practice Group. He advises multinational and domestic companies in a wide range of industries on employment-related matters. He has significant experience advising multinational companies regarding U. S. and overseas employment and executive compensation practices. He represents employers in individual and class action lawsuits and arbitrations, and he appears in U. S. federal and state courts and before administrative agencies and international arbitration tribunals.   

Philip handles all regulatory facets of employment law, including:

  • Compliance with equal employment and other statutes governing the workplace
  • Employee benefits
  • Executive compensation
  • Employment agreements
  • Restrictive covenants
  • Trade secrets
  • Non-compete agreements

His diverse selection of clients includes companies in financial services, oil and gas, pharmaceuticals and chemicals, publishing, and fundraising.

A respected authority on international employment law issues, Philip conducts training worldwide on labor and employment matters. He is a frequent speaker before the American Bar Association, the International Bar Association, the Japan Society and other prominent international organizations. Philip is the chair of the Practising Law Institute’s (PLI) 2013 Annual International Employment Law Conference.

Philip previously worked as a partner and head of international employment law at a full-service international law firm.

State University of New York at New PaltzBA Northwestern School of Law of Lewis and Clark CollegeJ.D.
Counsels' Council, Pro Bono Legal Advisory Committee - Lincoln Center Japan Society Corporate Advisory Council International Employment Law Committee - New York State Bar Association Discrimination Law Committee - International Bar Association Employment Law Committee, International Law Section - American Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York

Office Location

900 Third Avenue
New York, NY 10022
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management