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May 6, 1999
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  • What Does EB&G Have To Offer?
  • Who Answers Your Questions?
  • How Do You Find EB&G?
  • What Other Services Does EB&G Provide?


What does EB&G have to offer?
  • Size and Experience
    Epstein Becker & Green is one of the largest labor and employment law practices in the world limited to the representation of management, with more than 230 lawyers across the United States -- more than half of whom practice exclusively in labor and employment law. With a host of international affiliations to handle labor and employment law issues worldwide, Epstein Becker & Green represents both public and private clients in virtually every industry: manufacturing, service and supply sectors; both proprietary and not-for-profit.
  • Breadth of Knowledge
    Epstein Becker & Green's labor and employment attorneys have significant jury and bench trial experience in virtually every federal and state forum. Their principal areas of practice are labor and employment law, health care law, corporate and securities law, mergers and acquisitions, government procurement law, employee benefits law, real estate law, federal election law, government relations law, tax law and general litigation. Moreover, the firm boasts an extraordinary number of attorneys with backgrounds in government, including many with extensive experience with regulatory and enforcement agencies such as the U.S. Department of Labor, the U.S. Department of Justice, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), and various U.S. Attorneys' offices.
  • Problem Solving
    In a world that is increasingly complex and global in scope, Epstein Becker & Green offers a worldwide team of labor and employment law specialists with the resources and expertise to assist corporate clients in addressing the many nuances of the law governing employment relationships.

Who answers your questions?

  • MATTHEW T. MIKLAVE is a shareholder in the firm's New York office and practices labor and employment law. His practice includes the representation of employers and management in all areas of civil rights, employment relations and traditional labor law, including advice, training, counseling and litigation.

Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Miklave developed his expertise in civil rights, labor and employment relations law through his diverse government, private sector and teaching experience. Mr. Miklave served as counsel to the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., as trial attorney to the NLRB's Regional Office in Brooklyn, New York, and as hearing officer in numerous union-management representation matters. Mr. Miklave was also on the adjunct faculty of the American University in Washington, D.C., where he taught courses in civil rights and constitutional law. In addition, Mr. Miklave has had an extensive private practice representing employers, municipal corporations and school districts.

Mr. Miklave's active litigation practice has included numerous trials before the NLRB, civil rights and employment litigation in United States federal trial courts, numerous appearances before state courts and arbitration tribunals in a variety of contexts, and the successful appearance as co-counsel on behalf of an employer in a case before the United States Supreme Court, in which a unanimous Supreme Court overturned a $300,000 damages award. Mr. Miklave has also extensively lectured and made presentations to employer groups on a variety of employment, labor and civil rights-related topics and his work has been published by both the American Bar Association and the American Banker's Association.

Mr. Miklave earned a juris doctor degree, with honors, from the University of Notre Dame Law School in 1984. He earned a bachelor of science degree, Cum Laude, from the American University, in 1981.

Mr. Miklave joined the firm in 1993 and is admitted to practice law in New York, Connecticut and Michigan.

  • JONATHAN TRAFIMOW specializes in the representation of employers in all areas of workplace discrimination, retaliation, harassment and civil rights claims.

Prior to joining Epstein Becker & Green, Mr. Trafimow represented the City of New York in employment and civil rights litigation, and has tried several cases in the United States district courts. Mr. Trafimow has also worked as a Motions Law Clerk for the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.

Mr. Trafimow graduated from New York University School of Law in 1989 and the University of Chicago with honors in 1986. Mr. Trafimow is a trained mediator and a published author in the Cardozo Law Review.

Mr. Trafimow joined the firm in 1997, and is admitted to practice in New York and Illinois.

How do you find EB&G?

Epstein Becker & Green's practice is multistate and multinational. Look below to find the office nearest you. For an attorney near you, contact Matthew Miklave in the New York office or send your e-mail to Jean Tobin at

New York City

250 Park Avenue
New York, New York 10177
(212) 351-4500

Washington, D.C.

1227 25th Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20037
(202) 861-0900

San Francisco

Two Embarcadero Center
San Francisco, California 94111
(415) 398-3500

Los Angeles


Century Park East
Los Angeles, California 90067
(310) 556-8861


12750 Merit Drive
Dallas, Texas 75251
(415) 398-3500

Stamford, CT

Six Landmark Square
Stamford, Connecticut 06901
(203) 348-3737


2400 South Dixie Highway
Miami, Florida 33133
(305) 856-1100


One Riverfront Plaza
Newark, New Jersey 07102
(201) 642-1900


75 State Street
Boston, Massachusetts 02109
(617) 342-4000

Alexandria, VA

510 King Street
Alexandria, Virginia 22314
(703) 684-1204

What Other Services Does EB&G Provide?

Besides the core business of legal consulting and representation, EB&G provides many other value-added benefits for its clients and for the management community at large. One of these is the Legal Forum at Workforce Online.

EB&G also sponsors several conferences and "Breakfast Briefings" during the year that are intended to keep executives up to date on the latest court decisions that affect them. You're invited to attend our conferences and "Breakfast Briefings."

Legal research materials and other articles by Epstein, Becker & Green's attorneys are available on the firm's Web site,

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