Employment And Labor Attorney at New York, NY

Russell E. Adler

Russell brings almost 25 years of labor and employment law experience — representing both employer and employees — to his practice. 

A Legal Champion for Your Rights:

Russell is dedicated to representing clients in cases involving employment discrimination, contractual disputes, wage and hour issues (e.g., overtime pay, unpaid wages or commissions), post-employment covenants, and an array of other employment-related claims.

A Seasoned Litigator:

Russell is well-versed in litigation, taking on cases before state and federal administrative agencies, private arbitration forums, and both state and federal courts. His deep understanding of the legal landscape allows him to provide effective representation to clients seeking resolution through the judicial process.

A Wealth of Experience:

Prior to establishing his own firm, Russell honed his legal skills over 13 years at national firms known for their esteemed labor and employment practices. His extensive background ensures that clients receive top-notch legal guidance and representation.

Sharing Knowledge:

Russell's commitment to empowering others extends beyond the courtroom. He has authored and co-authored articles on labor and employment topics of national interest. His contributions to well-respected publications reflect his dedication to sharing knowledge and staying at the forefront of legal developments.


  • The New York Law Journal: “Construction Industry Fair Play Act: An End to Independent Contractors?”
  • Employment Law Strategist: “Whistleblower Retaliation Claims under the Dodd-Frank Act.”
  • HR Specialist: “EEOC Age Bias: Update on ‘Reasonable Factors Other than Age’”
  • IndustryWeek: “Non-Competes Can Be Worth More Than the Paper They Are Written On”
  • Workforce.com: “Practical Tips for Providing Post-Employment References”
  • Workforce Management: “Troubling Legal Twist: The Interplay of Unlawful Employee Internet Use and Workplace Torts”
  • The Legal Intelligencer: “Supreme Court Decision Narrows the Playing Field”
  • Metropolitan Corporate Counsel: “Unlawful Employee Internet Use: Is It Your Company’s Problem?”
  • Andrews Litigation Reporter: “Key Second Circuit Case Broadens ADA Claims for Mental Disability But Imposes Narrow Standard for Relief”

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • Southern District of New York
  • Eastern District of New York
  • District of Connecticut


Saint John’s University School of Law, J.D. 1999,
Cum Laude

State University of New York at Albany, B.A. 1994

Member of:

Mr. Adler is a member of the following organizations:

  • American Bar Association 
  • New York City Bar Association Legal Referral Panel
  • National Employment Lawyers Association

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