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Laura Schuman represents management in labor and employment matters, including in disputes before the National Labor Relations Board. She also defends management against allegations by former and present employees, such as discrimination, wrongful discharge, breach of contract and retaliation. Laura also counsels in-house counsel, human resources and labor relations professionals on various federal, state and local laws affecting the workplace.
After law school, Laura served as an National Labor Relations Board Honors Law Clerk with the NLRB Division of Judges in the New York branch office. While in law school, Laura worked as a Peggy Browning legal fellow at the Major League Baseball Players Association, conducting legal research and providing advice on labor and employment matters, including matters that affected collective bargaining obligations, privacy concerns, updates to public policy and ensuring union compliance with applicable law.
Laura also worked for the Actors Equity Association, where she worked on high profile arbitrations and collective bargaining negotiations. While at Actors Equity Association, she also conducted research on matters, such as employee misconduct, ownership of media rights, bargaining history and contract interpretation disputes.