Mr. William P. Perkins is a partner in Seyfarth Shaw LLP’s New York office where he advises clients on a wide variety of labor and employment law matters, including all forms of discrimination and harassment claims, reductions-in-force, wage and hour claims, contract negotiations, affirmative action plan design and compliance review defense, executive employment contracts, FMLA issues, day-to-day advice and counsel as well as human resources policies.
He regularly represents clients before federal and state administrative agencies, arbitrators, mediators and in the courts. Prior to joining Seyfarth Shaw, Mr. Perkins practiced labor and employment law as a partner at two major New York law firms and served as General Attorney at both the National Broadcasting Company, Inc. and Capital Cities/ABC, Inc. with responsibility for labor and employment law matters.
Mr. Perkins is the editor of the HR Manual for New York Employers, American Chamber of Commerce Resources, 2005; and co-editor of The FLSA and its Updated Exempt Status Regulations, Society for Human Resource Management and Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 2004; and Understanding the FMLA, Seyfarth Shaw LLP, 2003.
He is the co-author of the book Guide to Employee Recruitment & Hiring, Warren, Gorham & Lamont, 1996 and “A Plant Closing Primer,” ALI-ABA Course Materials Journal, October 1988. Recent publications and articles are listed below.
Mr. Perkins is a frequent speaker at various conferences and seminars on labor and employment law topics and has been a guest lecturer at a number of colleges and universities. He is an adjunct faculty member at Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations Human Resources Program.
- J.D., Western New England College School of Law (1980)
- American Jurisprudence Awards in Administrative Law, Labor Law and Torts
- B.S., Marietta College (1967)
- New York Management Attorneys Conference
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