Lawrence J. Tenenbaum is chair of the firm’s education law practice group and a member of its labor and employment practice group. Larry provides general counsel and labor and employment counsel services to public school districts, private schools, libraries, not-for-profit organizations, as well as municipal and private entities. He uses a proactive approach to practicing law and emphasizes hands-on collaboration with his clients to achieve the best results.
In his role as general counsel, Larry provides clients with day-to-day advice and works with his clients’ leadership teams to develop and implement strategies and remain compliant with the law. He regularly participates in matters involving transportation, student residency, fiscal management, school governance, First Amendment and other constitutional issues, minimizing liability and discipline of staff and students. He also reviews agendas, attends board meetings, prepares resolutions, represents clients in proceedings before the State Education Department and more.
Larry is also a member of the firm’s management committee.
Larry’s labor and employment law practice includes collective bargaining, impasse, fact-finding, contract administration, grievance arbitration, tenure and seniority matters, proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board, and representation of clients before the New York State Division of Human Rights and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. Larry also provides training on sexual harassment, staff evaluation and other workplace related issues. In addition, he drafts policies, employment agreements and advises clients with respect to the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family Medical Leave Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, and various antidiscrimination statutes.
Larry is a frequent lecturer on many education, labor, and employment law topics.