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Lou Pechman handles cases in all areas of workplace law, including sex harassment litigation, employment discrimination, employment contracts, non-competition agreements, independent contractor issues, overtime and pay disputes, and union-management relations. As a practitioner for over 40 years in the employment law field, Lou offers both individual employees and employersc practical guidance on resolving employment law issues, either by active litigation or by confidential negotiation or mediation.

Lou has been selected by his peers for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America and as a New York Super Lawyer in the area of Labor and Employment Law since 2006. He has a AV-Preeminent for Ethical Standards rating by Martindale-Hubbell and a 10.0 Superb Rating from Avvo. Lou has also been selected as a Fellow of the American Bar Association, an honorary organization limited to 1% of attorneys who have demonstrated outstanding achievements and dedication to the highest principles of the legal profession. Pechman Law Group PLLC, has been recognized by U.S. News’ Best Law Firms as a Tier 1 law firm in Employment Law for Individuals and Labor Law for Management. Lou has previously been recognized by Super Lawyers as one of the “Top 100” lawyers in New York City.

A former Chair of the New York County Lawyers’ Association Committee on Labor Relations and Employment Law, Lou moderates NYCLA's annual programs on “How to Handle an Employment Discrimination Case” and “How to Handle a Wage and Hour Case.” Lou is also one of the most experienced practitioners in New York in the fast-emerging area of wage and hour law. He has litigated over 300 federal and state court cases involving claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act (“FLSA”) and the New York Labor Law. Lou is also the founder of waiterpay.com, a site that focuses on the complex wage and hour issues in the New York restaurant industry. Lou is currently an Adjunct Professor at Fordham University School of Law teaching the course “Wage Theft: Employee Rights and Employer Responsibilities.”.

Lou’s prior experience includes work as an attorney at some of the leading employment law firms in New York, as in-house labor counsel with the New York Daily News, and as a Field Examiner with the National Labor Relations Board. Admitted to the New York and New Jersey Bars, he is a graduate of the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations and the Fordham University School of Law.

Contact & Links
  • 488 Madison Avenue, Suite 1704
    New York, NY 10022
  • Cornell University, BS
  • Fordham University, J.D.
Bar Admissions
  • New York, New York
  • New Jersey, New Jersey
  • New York, U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • United States, United States Supreme Court
  • New York, United States District Court of Southern District of New York
  • New York, United States District Court of Eastern District of New York
  • New York, United States District Court, District of New Jersey
  • United States, United States Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law - Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Section on Labor and Employment Law Committee - Member
  • New York City Bar Association, Restaurant and Hospitality Law Committee - Chair
  • New York County Lawyers' Association, Labor Relations and Employment Law Committee - Chair
  • New York State Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law. - Member
  • New York Women’s Bar Association, Committee on Employment and Equal Opportunity for Women - Co-Chair

Pechman Law Group PLLC
Headquarters: New York, New York

2 The Best Lawyers in America® awards

1 Best Lawyers: Ones to Watch® in America award

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Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America® 2024 for work in:
  • Employment Law - Individuals
  • Employment Law - Management
  • Labor Law - Management
  • Litigation - Labor and Employment
Special Focus:
  • Employment
  • Individuals
  • Labor
  • Management
  • 10.0 Superb Rating, Avvo, 2015
  • Fellow, American Bar Foundation, 2015
  • Rated AV® – Preeminent
  • SuperLawyers, Labor and Employment Law, 2007 - 2015

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