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    Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Rated
    5.0 out of 5


  • J.D., Harvard Law School, 1972
  • B.A., Brown University, with distinction, 1964

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York
  • U.S. Supreme Court

Memberships & Affiliations

Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member

Labor Relations Law Committee Section of International Law, Member

New York County Lawyers Association, Member

New York State, Federal and American Bar Associations, Member

Panel of Arbitrators, American Arbitration Association, Member


U.S. Army Airborne; Military Assistance Command Vietnam (MACV); 5th Special Forces Group, Vietnam; 11th Special Forces Group (A Company Detachment Cmdr.)



Peter D. Stergios

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  • T: 212.609.6848
    F: 646.224.5554
    • Worldwide Plaza
      825 Eighth Ave., 31st Fl.
      New York, NY 10019

Peter Stergios helps municipal and private employers address traditional labor union and employment law matters. These matters include:

  • representing employers in labor contract negotiations, including project labor agreements
  • handling interest and grievance arbitrations and mediations
  • addressing union strikes, boycotts, leafleting and picketing and pursuing related injunctions
  • advising on labor strategies involving mergers and acquisitions and the conduct of related labor due diligence audits
  • defending employers against whistleblower and discrimination claims
  • drafting employment and related restrictive covenant agreements and handling litigation of such agreements

Peter has authored articles and lectured and appeared in print and television media on a variety of labor and employment subjects, including the effect of bankruptcy on labor relations; the scope of the federal laws concerning disability in professional sports; high-level executives as discrimination defendants; jury awards in discrimination cases; labor law developments; ethics for in-house counsel; alternative dispute resolution; and mandatory arbitration of discrimination claims.

Peter is a Martindale Hubbell featured AV Preeminent Rated Lawyer. He is listed as a New York Super Lawyer, listed in The Best Lawyers in America in the category of Employment Law – Management, and included in New York City’s Best Lawyers.

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Representative Matters

Obtained, in a case of first impression in New York, an injunction of union noise-making as a private nuisance under New York state tort law. (N.Y. Ct. of App.)
Established, in case of first impression in New York, the applicability of judicial estoppel to bar an Age Discrimination in Employment Act claim when a total disability was asserted in a Social Security benefits application. (2nd Cir.)
Obtained the nullification of the certification of a New York State Nurses Association as the bargaining representative, and its disqualification as a valid labor organization. (2nd Cir.)
Obtained a ruling, in a case of first impression, that a labor contract covering NABET-represented technicians were held to preempt New York state labor law mandating specific meal and break time entitlements. (N.Y.Ct. of App.)
Obtained reversal of an NLRB determination, as an unexplained departure from precedent, which had ordered reinstatement of a construction employee fired for profane insubordination towards his supervisor. (D.C. Cir.)


"Your World With Neil Cavuto"
Featured in a televised debate concerning the impact of U.S. Supreme Court decision expanding the rights of employees to assert age discrimination claims.
Peter Stergios featured as a guest commentator on Court TV with guest appearances involving Pamela Anderson's film contract trial, Army Sgt. Major Gene McKinney's sex harassment court martial and disabled golfer Casey Martin's ADA public access lawsuit against the PGA.
Court TV