Neil Goldsmith

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Neil S. Goldsmith counsels employers on labor relations issues and handles complex employment litigation matters for large and small companies both locally and nationally. He has successfully defended employers before the National Labor Relations Board, Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Department of Labor, as well as in arbitration and before state and federal courts. His practice also focuses on advising a wide range of organizations on employment law compliance issues, ensuring best practices and avoiding litigation whenever possible.   

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

Neil advises employers on a number of labor and employment matters, including unfair labor practice proceedings, union representation challenges, grievance arbitrations, collective bargaining, discrimination charges and litigation, noncompete 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 specializes in labor and employment law.


  • Obtained summary judgment for employer in federal whistleblower action
  • Represented college in union representation challenge involving full-time and adjunct faculty members
  • Defended transportation client in trial before the U.S. Department of Labor
  • Provided pro bono representation to civilly-committed individual seeking proper kosher food during confinement 
  • Represented transportation client in high-profile race discrimination and harassment case
  • Defended luxury hotel chain in multiple labor arbitrations
  • Represented retail grocer in union representation challenge under new “quickie election” rules
  • 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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