New York, NY
Meister Seelig &
Two Grand Central Tower
140 East 45th Street
New York, NY 10017
Phone (212) 655-3500
Joseph J. Centeno chairs Obermayer's Labor Relations & Employment Law Department. His national practice includes complex commercial litigation, labor relations, executive employment agreements and employment litigation. He has extensive jury trial experience and has been lead counsel in litigation relating to contracts, torts, non-compete agreements and employment and labor disputes. He also has broad experience in defending claims before state and federal courts and agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Mr. Centeno also has strong capabilities in labor contract negotiations, campaigns, arbitrations and charges with the National Labor Relations Board.
Mr. Centeno represents public and private employers in matters relating to labor negotiations and arbitrations, and he counsels employers on virtually all employment and labor related laws and regulations.
Recent representative engagements include the following:
Mr. Centeno has been successful in appeals before the United States Supreme Court on an employer's obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act and the Family Medical Leave Act. Mr. Centeno also has been successful before the Superior Court of Pennsylvania on issues relating to trade secret protections in Pennsylvania.
Mr. Centeno is active in Obermayer’s management. He is the chair of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Department. Mr. Centeno is the firm's Pro Bono Partner, a member of the Long Range Planning Committee, the Chairman and Founder of the firm's Diversity Committee and Co-Chair of the Education Law Practice Group.