Opening quote mark
“I want to come home at the end of the day knowing I’ve done something to help workers take some power back on the job.”

Aleksandr L. Felstiner

Associate afelstiner@levyratner.com

Alek advocates for individuals and labor unions in all aspects of labor and employment law. He primarily represents workers in healthcare, utilities, tech, and higher education. Alek arbitrates discipline and contract interpretation cases and has experience negotiating collective bargaining agreements. He handles cases before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies, as well as employment cases in state and federal court. In addition to his work on behalf of unions, Alek counsels tech industry employees in discrimination, retaliation, and employment representation matters.

Quote Mark
“I want to come home at the end of the day knowing I’ve done something to help workers take some power back on the job.”

Practice Areas

  • Labor Union Representation
  • Employment Counseling
  • Representation of Tech Industry Employees
  • Independent Contractor/Misclassification Claims
  • Hiring and Separation Agreements
  • Wage & Hour Litigation
  • Labor Arbitration
  • Contract Negotiations
  • Practice before the National Labor Relations Board
  • Pro Bono Immigration

Publications

  • “Labor Standards” Chapter from Handbook of Human Computation (Springer, forthcoming Jan. 2014)
  • Regulating In-Game Work Journal of Internet Law, 16.2 (Aug. 2012)
  • “The Weakness of Crowds” Limn Magazine, Issue 3 (2012)
  • Working the Crowd: Employment and Labor Law in the Crowdsourcing Industry 32 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 143 (2011)
  • Grappling with Online Work: Lessons From Cyberlaw 56 St. Louis L. J. 209 (2011)
  • Sweatshop or Paper Route?: Child Labor Laws and In-Game Work CrowdConf 2010
  • Golden Gate Restaurant Ass’n V. City of San Francisco: The Ninth Circuit Limits ERISA Preemption, Expands Pay-Or-Play Options 29 Berkeley J. Emp. & Lab. L. 473 (2008)

Education

  • B.A., Yale University,
    Special Divisional Major in Ethnomusicology, cum laude
  • JD, U.C. Berkeley School of Law

Admissions

State Admissions

  • New York
  • California

Court Admissions

  • D.C. Circuit Court of Appeals
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals
  • EDNY
  • SDNY

Outside Industry Talents

  • Vice President, National Lawyers Guild,
    New York Chapter.

Outside Interests

  • Music
  • Cooking
  • Hiking/Biking