“I am privileged and honored to represent working people who often are not valued for their important contributions at their workplaces and to the greater society and to work towards protecting and advancing their rights.”

Gwynne A. Wilcox

Partner gwilcox@levyratner.com

Gwynne has devoted her career to representing unions and their members in negotiations, arbitration and before the National Labor Relations Board and other administrative agencies. She advises and strategizes with unions in the areas of collective bargaining, grievance handling, arbitrations, mediation, internal union administrative and constitutional issues. She oversees union litigation and arbitration dockets, providing advice and counsel concerning the effective management of union resources in lawsuits and in arbitration. She also provides sexual harassment training to unions and non‑profits.

“I am privileged and honored to represent working people who often are not valued for their important contributions at their workplaces and to the greater society and to work towards protecting and advancing their rights.”

Practice Areas

  • Labor Law
  • Arbitration and Alternate Dispute Resolution
  • NYS and Local Employment Laws

Awards, Honors & Recognition

  • 2017 Honoree of the Syracuse University Chancellor’s Citation for Distinguished Achievement “in honor of an exceptional career in law and dedication to advancing diversity”
  • 2015 Basil Paterson Award by the Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates
  • 2015 Recipient of the 5th Annual “Tying Communities Together” Labor Award presented by New York Amsterdam News and Bill Lynch Associates
  • 2015 Recipient of Brandworkers' Champion of Economic Justice Award
  • 2015 Recognized by the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers for six (6) years of dedicated service and commitment to its Board of Governors
  • 2009 Recipient of Peggy Browning Fund Lifetime Achievement Award
  • 2009 Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Education

  • Rutgers University School of Law — Newark, J.D.
  • Syracuse University, BA

Admissions

State Admissions

  • New York
  • New Jersey

Outside Industry Talents

  • Labor Representative, NYC Office of Collective Bargaining
  • Union Member of the Council of the ABA Labor and Employment Law Section
  • Associate Editor and Former Editor of the Developing Labor Law treatise
  • Advisory Board Member of the Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution of Cornell University ILR School and serve as volunteer Mediation Coach for ILR students
  • Board Member of the Peggy Browning Fund
  • Executive Committee Board Member of the Workers Defense League
  • Board Member of the Brandworkers
  • Advisory Board Member and Past President of the NYC LERA
  • Former Board Member of the AFL‑CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee
  • Taught classes at CUNY Murphy Institute and Cornell ILR School in NYC
  • Made numerous presentations on arbitration, labor law and employment law to the American Bar Association, National Bar Association, state bar associations, the National Academy of Arbitrators and other groups

Outside Interests

  • Art Enthusiast
  • Greeting Card Maker
  • Tea Afficinado
  • Long Time Wizard of Oz Fan
  • Amateur Poet
  • Enjoy Travelling particularly to Hawaii, Caribbean and various African countries