Taylor A. Bleistein

Taylor A Bleistein

Taylor Bleistein focuses her practice on labor and employment matters. Taylor works with employers across a wide variety of industries, including education, construction, nonprofit organizations, and energy. She counsels employers on a multitude of labor relations and compliance issues and represents clients in grievance arbitrations and matters before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Taylor also has experience representing corporate interests in union organizing efforts and campaigns, and in administrating and negotiating collective bargaining agreements.

Taylor conducts sexual harassment and workplace misconduct investigations on behalf of educational institutions and corporate entities. She also assists clients with a broad range of workplace litigation matters, including discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour claims under both federal and state laws.

Taylor counsels employers on personnel and workplace issues, including drafting employee handbooks, paid leave policies, and separation agreements, among other issues. She also advises employers and educational institutions on compliance-related issues for the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act of 1988, the Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), Title IX and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and other federal and New York state and city laws.

Taylor's practice is informed by her experience as a legal intern with the NLRB Region 29 where she conducted investigations, researched and drafted memoranda on matters related to labor relations, took affidavits from charging parties, and prepared written reports with recommendations for the regional director.

Related Practices


Representative Matters

  • Represented an international, private higher education institution in a hearing before the NLRB regarding a representation election petition
  • Represented a criminal defendant, once the owner and founder of one of New York City’s largest construction firms, in a post-trial Fatico hearing respecting the alleged loss associated with the defendant’s required benefit contributions to multiple union benefit funds on behalf of his employees performing covered work under the terms of various collective bargaining agreements and project labor agreements (PLAs)
  • Successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of a multinational mining company
  • Successfully moved for dismissal of an employee’s retaliatory discharge claims against a New York City employer
  • Conducted an internal investigation into hostile work environment accusations against a member of senior management at a global research and policy nonprofit
  • Represented a New York construction employer in the assessment of withdrawal liability by the Sheet Metal Workers’ National Pension Fund
  • Successfully negotiated a collective bargaining agreement on behalf of an international independent school
    Conducted an internal investigation into allegations that a union employee engaged in harassment and discrimination and created a hostile work environment at a New York concert venue
  • Obtained dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge filed with the NLRB for a multinational mining company
  • Conducted an internal investigation into allegations that a camp counselor sexually assaulted a minor camper at a New York City independent school




  • J.D. cum laude Brooklyn Law School 2020
    • Vice president of competitive affairs, Alternative Dispute Resolution Honor Society
    • Member, Trial Division Moot Court Honor Society
    • Articles editor, Journal of Law and Policy
    • Dean's List
  • B.A. Sociology, Criminology, and Women's Studies Pennsylvania State University 2017
    • Department Marshal finalist, Sociology
    • B1G Distinguished Scholar

Bar Admissions

  • New York

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York