Neil Goldsmith

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Neil S. Goldsmith counsels employers on labor relations issues and handles complex litigation before federal courts and administrative agencies nationwide.

Neil has worked with clients in industries such as manufacturing, retail, energy, transportation, hospitality, and higher education.  He also has counseled several clients in the public sector, including municipalities and school districts.

He advises employers on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union representation challenges, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, discrimination charges and litigation, non-compete issues, whistleblower and retaliation lawsuits, leave and disability issues, and employee handbooks and policies. Before joining Gray Plant Mooty, Neil practiced at a large, international law firm that specialized in labor and employment law.


  • Represented retail grocer in union representation challenge under new “quickie election” rules
  • Defended transportation client in trial before the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Represented transportation client in high-profile race discrimination and harassment case
  • Defended luxury hotel chain in multiple labor arbitrations
  • Represented school district during collective bargaining and strike involving teachers’ union
  • Assisted in defense of large public school system in class action lawsuits alleging disability and race discrimination
  • Advised large, unionized retail grocer in sale and shutdown of area stores
  • Represented insurance company against employees who violated non-compete agreements while still employed by the company
  • Represented local government in interest arbitration with firefighters’ union
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