Raff, David

470 Park Avenue South3rd Floor NorthNew York, NY 10016- 6819


Updated: 05/12/2017


Mr. Raff was admitted to the Bar in the State of New York in 1969. He serves as a federal court appointed Special Master in three complex employment and discrimination law cases. He is also an active labor arbitrator, mediator and fact finder on panels from the American Arbitration Association, National Mediation Board, New York State Mediation Board, New York City Office of Collective Bargaining and the New York State-CSEA Disciplinary Panel. He has served as a member of the New York State...


Office Info

Current Employment Position(s)

  • Member

Year Joined Firm

  • 1980

Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Contracts and Separation Agreements
  • Illegal Discrimination under Federal, State and local laws
  • Labor Arbitration and Mediation
  • Labor Relations Boards and Proceedings
  • Unfair Labor Practices
  • Unions and Collective Bargaining Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Employment Law Litigations and Administrative Proceedings


Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1969
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1977
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1974

Other Affiliations

  • American Arbitration Association (Labor Arbitrator, Mediator)
  • National Mediation Board (Labor Arbitrator, Mediator, Fact Finder)
  • New York State Employee Relations Board (Labor Arbitrator, Mediator)
  • New York State-CSEA Disciplinary Panel (Labor Arbitrator)
  • New York State Human Rights Advisory Council, 1990 - 1997 (Member)
  • American Arbitration Association, 1996 - 2002 (Member, National Alternative Dispute Resolution Task Force)
  • New York State Bar Association, 1981 - 1985 (Chairman, Committee on Civil Rights)
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section (Member)
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section (Member)
  • New York City Bar Association (Member)
  • Association for Conflict Resolution (Member)


  • Who's Who in American Law
  • New York City Chapter of the National Organization for Women, 1996 - Present
  • Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, - 1998
  • Fellow, Academy of Court Appointed Masters
  • Super Lawyer, Labor and Employment Law
  • Honored by Legal Services of New York for Pro Bono services to the New York Community, - 2009
  • Honored by New York City Council for services to the working poor in New York City, - 2010

Classes and Seminars

  • Labor, Employment Law, Arbitration, Administrative Law and Trial Practice, New York University School of Law, 1970 - 1980

Past Positions

  • New York City's Bureau of Labor Services, Consultant
  • New York State's Financial Control Board, Consultant
  • Consultant, New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City Affairs
  • Federal Court Appointed Special Master in Yarborough v. Sheldon, Civ. Action No. 74-HC-4337 (D. Colo. 1980), 1982 - 1984


  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    Major: Labor Law
  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York


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470 Park Avenue South3rd Floor NorthNew York, NY 10016- 6819



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