Michael Bauman

Michael Bauman

Of Counsel
Location:
New York, New York
Fax:
(212) 652-3891
Email:

Michael Bauman has practiced labor and employee benefits law representing unions and employee benefits funds over twenty-five years. Mr. Bauman specializes in the representation of labor unions and employee benefit funds in various industries in litigation in state and federal courts, bankruptcy proceedings, arbitrations, the National Labor Relations Board, and all administrative agencies. In particular, he has handled cases concerning fiduciary obligations of Trustees, withdrawal liability, benefit entitlement, collection of delinquent contributions from non-signatories through alter ego, single employer, and successorship liability, civil RICO, Antitrust, and bankruptcy. Mr. Bauman also negotiates collective bargaining agreements and provides counsel to benefit funds and labor unions on all compliance matters.

Prior to his association with Pitta LLP, Mr. Bauman was a Partner and Friedman & Wolf and was Of Counsel to Virginia & Ambinder. He is a member of the Bars of the States of New York and New Jersey and is admitted to practice before the United States Courts of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits as well as the United States District Courts for the Southern, Eastern, and Northern Districts of New York and the District of New Jersey.

Mr.Bauman has written and spoken on a variety of issues related to labor and employee benefits law and has earned the “AV” rating from the Martindale-Hubble legal directory, the highest rating award. Mike is a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, a Member of the Board of Directors f the Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Alumni Association and was until recently a Member of the Community Advisory Board of New York Public Radio.

Mr. Bauman received his LL.M from the New York University School of Law in 1997, and his J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law of Yeshiva University in 1990. During law school, he was the production editor of the Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal. Mr.Bauman received his B.S. from the Cornell University, majoring in industrial and labor relations, in 1987.

Areas of Practice

  • 50% Labor Law
  • 50% Employee Benefits

Litigation Percentage

  • 35% of Practice Devoted to Litigation

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • 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
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997

Education

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1997
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
    • Law Journal: Cardozo Arts and Entertainment Law Journal , Production Editor
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: : Industrial and Labor Relations

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Member, 1995 - Present

Past Employment Positions

  • Friedman & Wolf, Associate, then Partner, 1994 - 2011
  • Virginia & Ambinder, Of Counsel, 2011 - 2015

Pro Bono Activities

  • Board Member, Community Advisory Board, New York Public Radio, 2008 - 2014
  • Board Member, Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations Alumni Ass'n, 2002 - 2014