Robert L. Greene, Of Counsel
Mr. Greene, with the Firm since 2006, has nearly forty years of experience in advising and representing individuals, nonprofit corporations, businesses and religious organizations in their legal affairs. He has represented and counseled international and national religious organizations of all major faiths, hospitals, medical groups, entertainers, technology start-ups, non-profit corporations, physicians, medical societies and health maintenance organizations.
His work has included successful litigation in federal and state courts and administrative agencies, as well as negotiation, counseling and representation in various types of transactions. Based in New York City, Mr. Greene is a member of the New York State bar as well as the United States Supreme Court, and numerous federal courts of appeals and district courts. He has also served as a trustee or director of several religious and nonprofit organizations and as a proxy to the Governing Board of the National Council of Churches.
His experience includes:
- 1987-2006: Private Law Practice, New York.
- 2000-2001: Adjunct Professor, Seton Hall Law School
- 1985-1987: Trial, appellate and administrative work in federal and state courts, freedom of religion, employment and labor law, general liability, municipal liability, civil rights, Indian law, ERISA, corporate, medical licensure, securities, constitutional issues, Medicare payments, real estate, copyright.
- 1983-1985: National Health Leadership Council, participated in drafting various legislation on such matters as Indian health care issues and municipal regulation. Testified before U.S. Senate Indian Affairs Committee.
- 1978-1983: Vladeck, Waldman, Elias & Engelhard, New York: Employment and labor law litigation, negotiations, arbitrations. Also served as Chairman of the Board of a hospital in bankruptcy reorganization.
- 1975-77: Committee of Interns and Residents, New York. Deputy General Counsel: Employment and labor law litigation, negotiations and counseling of largest union of physicians and dentists in the U.S. Health care and hospital issues, including physician liability, government relations and labor law issues. Supervised a legal services program.
City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, Madison Wisconsin: General Counsel and Hearing Examiner, employment discrimination litigation. Presided over administrative hearings on employment discrimination charges, advised Commission, trained staff.
City of Madison Equal Opportunities Commission, Madison, Wisconsin: Project Director. Researched and wrote The Potential Impact of Seniority Based Layoffs on Affirmative Action in Public Employment for the Midwest Intergovernmental Equal Opportunities Council on a grant from the U.S. Civil Service Commission.
- United States Supreme Court
- U.S. Courts of Appeals: Second Circuit, Third Circuit, Seventh Circuit, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. District Courts: Western District of Pennsylvania, Eastern, Northern and Southern Districts of New York, Western District of Wisconsin
- New York State Supreme Court
- 1976 University of Wisconsin Law School, J. D.
- 1973 University of Redlands, Redlands, California, B. A.
- 1972 University of Chile, Institute of Economics Santiago, Chile.
- English and Spanish fluently
- Various non-profit boards including corporation to develop homeless housing
- Federal Bar Council Public Service Committee (1994-97)
- Judicial Conference of the U.S. Courts for the Second Circuit Native American Advisory Task Force Committee on Race Ethnicity and Gender, 1995-1996
- National Health Leadership Council-Secretary Treasurer, 1992
- American Bar Association
- Federal Bar Council (1994-1997)