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JACK A. RAISNER is a founding partner at Raisner Roupinian LLP in New York. Mr. Raisner has litigated to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court the claims on behalf of a 2,000-member class of employees in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation. The Court’s decision stopped employers from using a practice in bankruptcy to avoid paying their employees’ earned wages, and strengthened the rights of all priority creditors. The WARN practice attorneys were named “Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, in recognition of the landmark ruling. Practicing employment law since 1991, he prosecutes WARN Act and wage and hour class actions nationwide, has represented individuals in a wide range of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits. Mr. Raisner received his B.S. degree from Boston University in 1978 and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1983. Mr. Raisner authored the Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook (2000), as well as many chapters, and articles on employment topics. He is a Professor of Law at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University.
RENÉ S. ROUPINIAN is a founding partner at Raisner Roupinian LLP in New York. Ms. Roupinian has litigated federal and state WARN class actions nationwide since 2002. She has resolved, through settlement or judgment, more than 200 WARN class actions resulting in over $100 million in recoveries for tens of thousands of terminated employees. A vast majority of her cases are initiated in bankruptcy court where WARN claims generally enjoy priority status. Ms. Roupinian is admitted to practice in the United States District Courts for the Southern District of New York, the Western District of New York, the Eastern District of Michigan, the Western District of Michigan; and District of Colorado; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, the Third Circuit, the Fifth Circuit, the Eighth Circuit; and the Ninth Circuit; and the Supreme Court of the United States. She is a frequent speaker at legal conferences on class actions in bankruptcy and the WARN Act. Ms. Roupinian received her B.A. degree from University of Michigan and her J.D. from Michigan State University College of Law.
GAIL LIN is Of Counsel at Raisner Roupinian LLP. Ms. Lin has practiced employment law for over 15 years, representing employees in every federal circuit in the United States, including appellate and bankruptcy courts. She has helped tens of thousands of employees in various industries, including technology, medical services, mortgage banking, legal services, manufacturing, transportation, mining, customer support, retail, and education. Ms. Lin has handled cases involving whistleblower claims, gender harassment, disability discrimination, plant shutdowns, workplace retaliation, breach of employment contracts, tort claims, restrictive covenants and ERISA litigation. She has represented individual employees, groups of employees in class actions, pension funds and health and welfare funds in cases before the U.S. bankruptcy, trial, and appellate courts, resulting in substantial recoveries for her clients. Before joining Raisner Roupinian, Ms. Lin was an associate at other employment law firms, where she represented employees and employers in labor and employment matters. Gail is a graduate of the University of California, Berkeley and Loyola Law School, Los Angeles.
ISAAC RAISNER is an Associate at Raisner Roupinian LLP. Isaac has been advocating for employees for more than five years, with experience representing individuals and groups across a wide range of employment matters. After earning his J.D. at NYU School of Law, where he served as staff editor for the school’s Moot Court Board, Isaac joined a legal aid organization in Georgia where he represented migrant and domestic farmworkers across the state in collective cases under the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, and the Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act. Before joining Raisner Roupinian, Isaac worked at a premier plaintiff’s employment firm, successfully representing employees in federal discrimination, whistleblower and unpaid wage claims. He has also worked in the New York and Philadelphia regional offices of the U.S. Department of Labor. Isaac is a member of the Georgia and New York State Bars and admitted to practice in federal district and bankruptcy courts of Georgia.