David Raff Member David Raff

David Raff is the managing partner of Raff & Becker, LLP and is consistently recognized by his colleagues as a leader in labor and employment law. He has practiced in the field for more than 40 years, taught in the field for 10 years, is admitted to the US Supreme Court and has had his opinions and an affirmative action program upheld by the Supreme Court. He is presently a federal court appointed Special Master in three complex employment and discrimination cases, and previously served as a Special Master in two other federal court cases. He is also a labor arbitrator, mediator and fact finder on a number of alternative dispute panels.

As a Special Master, David monitors compliance with the Federal Court's orders, including hearing and deciding disputes between the parties and issuing opinions and remedial orders. He has performed these and related duties for the federal district court since 1975.

As a full-time member of the faculty of New York University School of Law for ten years, David taught labor and employment law, arbitration, administrative law and trial practice. He has served as a member of the New York State Human Rights Advisory Council and was Chairman of the New York State Bar Association's Committee on Civil Rights from 1981 to 1985. He also served as Special Labor Counsel to New York City's Bureau of Labor Services, New York State's Financial Control Board, and the New York State Deputy Comptroller for New York City Affairs.

David is listed in Who's Who in American Law and was honored by the New York City Chapter of the National Organization for Women for his legal work supporting women's rights. He has also been elected as a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, elected to the Academy of Court Appointed Masters, and selected as a Super Lawyer in the field of Labor and Employment Law. He has also been honored by the New York City Council for providing exemplary services to the New York Community. He has also been a featured speaker at bar association and continuing legal education meetings, and has appeared as an expert before Congressional and Senatorial committees.