Seth H. Borden

Seth H. Borden

Partner - New York
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Seth Borden is a partner in McKenna Long & Aldridge’s New York office and is a member of the firm’s Employer Services Group.

Mr. Borden has been representing management in labor and employment matters since 1998. His traditional labor law practice includes areas such as labor relations, collective bargaining, response to union organizing, labor arbitration, and unfair labor practice investigations and litigation before the National Labor Relations Board.  Mr. Borden has also successfully represented clients in federal and state court litigation regarding alleged liability arising under Equal Employment Opportunity laws, ERISA, the Family Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act and other federal and state employment statutes.  He has also represented employers in administrative proceedings before the United States and New York State Departments of Labor, the New York Attorney General and other government agencies.  Mr. Borden regularly provides advice and guidance to clients regarding personnel decisions, development of employee policies and handbooks, wage-hour issues, and related personnel matters.

Mr. Borden has helped employers develop comprehensive enterprise-wide labor relations strategies, advised employers on dozens of union organizing efforts, and negotiated collective-bargaining agreements, for employers in the telecommunications, gaming, food service, logistics and produce wholesale industries.  He has served as lead counsel in numerous arbitrations involving issues of discipline, termination, contract interpretation, discrimination and harassment, in the express freight delivery, food services, healthcare and movie exhibition industries.

Mr. Borden maintains the blog Labor Relations Today dedicated to tracking key legislative, executive and administrative regulatory developments that significantly impact how employers interact with their employees and labor unions.  He was extremely active on behalf of the business community during the debate over the proposed Employee Free Choice Act; and he is frequently quoted on the labor law implications of social media and other evolving workplace issues.  Mr. Borden has spoken before numerous trade groups and employers’ associations, and has met with government officials to discuss management perspectives on labor law developments. 

Mr. Borden was recommended by the 2013 Legal 500 rankings in the area of Labor Management Relations.


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