Philip J. Campisi

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Philip J. Campisi

Philip J. Campisi, Jr. is a Senior Partner in the Firm’s Litigation Department and Chairman of the Labor and Employment Group.

Phil concentrates on counseling and defending employers of all sizes and management in the workplace.  Phil represents local, national and international businesses in all aspects of labor and employment matters by, among other things, providing day-to-day counseling on human resources, employee and administrative issues, drafting contracts, employment agreements, severance agreements, company handbooks, and confidentiality and other policies.  Phil also specializes in litigating on behalf of our business clients, including defending wrongful termination, wage and hour, and other individual, collective and class action employment related disputes in all arenas, as well as aggressively enforcing the rights of our clients in protecting proprietary information, preventing unfair competition and otherwise enforcing post-employment rights.

Phil also provides counsel to and represents both institutional clients and individuals in several areas of complex commercial litigation, including securities arbitrations, real estate disputes, shareholder and partnership disputes, intellectual property litigation, and other business torts.  Phil practices in all phases of business litigation in the Federal and New York State court systems and nationally, including trial level and appellate practice, and conducts arbitrations before FINRA.  

Phil has been recognized as one of the prominent attorneys on Long Island by the Long Island Business News with his inclusion in its “Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law” edition.  Phil has co-authored a number of articles and commentaries in the New York Law Journal, analyzing New York court decisions that touch upon novel issues and recent developments in business litigation. He is an active member of the New York State and Nassau County Bar Associations, having recently served as Vice Chairman of the Nassau County Commercial Litigation Committee.  Phil is also presently an advisory board member of the Nassau Academy of Law and is the liaison for the Federal Courts Committee to the Bar Association’s Access to Justice Program.

Phil received a Bachelor of Arts in Business Economics from Brown University in 1992. While attending Brown, Phil was a pitcher on the varsity baseball team.  He received his Juris Doctor from Hofstra University School of Law in 1997, where he was on the Dean’s List and served as a senior staff member of the Hofstra University Law Review