Professor David L. Gregory

(Labor Law, Public Sector Labor Law, Employment Law, Employment Discrimination, Directed Research Paper Supervision)

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David L. Gregory is the Dorothy Day Professor of Law and the Executive Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law at the St. John’s University School of Law. He joined the faculty in 1982, following graduate work at the Yale Law School. In 2006, he was named the inaugural chairholder of the Dorothy Day Professorship. He was appointed the inaugural Executive Director of the Center for Labor and Employment Law in 2009. Professor Gregory had been an APWU member and an equal employment opportunity counselor with the Postal Service, a labor relations representative with Ford Motor Company, and an attorney with a prominent management labor and employment law firm in Detroit. During college summers, he was a UAW member and worked on the General Motors Cadillac assembly lines in Detroit.


He often serves as a media commentator on labor, employment, and constitutional law issues, regularly appears on ABC, CBS, NBC, and cable television programs, National Public Radio, and is frequently quoted in the New York Times and other major newspapers.  He is the co-author of Modern Labor Law in the Public and Private Sectors (Lexis, Forthcoming, 2012) (with S. Harris, J. Slater, and A. Lofaso).  He is also a contributing author for the authoritative treatises How Arbitration Works  and Discipline and Discharge in Arbitration.  He has over two hundred academic and professional publications, including more than one hundred articles and book reviews in leading law journals.  His research has been supported twice by the AFL-CIO Fund for Labor Studies at the University of Michigan Law School.


Professor Gregory is a member of the National Academy of Arbitrators, and was a 2010 nominee for election to its Board of Governors. He is on the Labor and Employment Arbitrator Panels of the American Arbitration Association, the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service, the New York State Public Employment Relations Board, the New York City Office of Collective Bargaining, and Nassau County, New York and the Civil Service Employees Association.  He is also a designated arbitrator on many private and public sector labor contracts.


He teaches a dozen different labor, employment, and constitutional law courses.


In 1998, his was a prize-winning paper for the St. John’s Vincentian Center for Church and Society.  In 1999, he received the St. John’s University Founder’s Day Award.  In 2004 (Inaugural Award) and 2006, he received the Student Bar Association’s Faculty Advisor and Mentor of the Year Award. In 2008, he received the Faculty Outstanding Achievement Award, conferred by the President of St. John’s University. Professor Gregory is faculty advisor to the St. John’s Labor Relations and Employment Law Society, 1982-Present.


He has lectured at more than a dozen law schools, including Yale, Harvard, George Washington, and Notre Dame, and at Cambridge University, University College, Dublin, Ireland, the Pontifical University of the Holy Cross, Rome, the Jesuit Curia, Rome, and Queen Mary University of London, Professor Gregory is a member of the American Bar Foundation (limited to one-third of one percent of the lawyers in the United States), and the American Law Institute.  He has been the Chairperson of the Labor and Employment Law (1996) and Employment Discrimination Sections (2000) of the Association of American Law Schools, and Chair of the Law School Liaisons Committee of the Executive Committee of the Labor Law Section of the New York State Bar Association (1994-2001). He most recently has been appointed by the President of the Association of American Law Schools to a three year term on the Academic Freedom and Tenure Standing Committee of the AALS.







Professor Karen P. Fernbach

(Labor Law, Advanced Labor Law, Labor and Employment Arbitration)


Karen P. Fernbach, is the Regional Director of Region 2, the Manhattan Region. As Regional Director, she is responsible for the enforcement of the nation’s primary labor law covering private sector employees in the boroughs of Manhattan and the Bronx in New York City, and Orange, Putnam, Rockland, and Westchester counties in New York.

She graduated from SUNY Albany in 1973 with a BA degree where she majored in American History. She then attended St. John’s University School of Law where she served as a member of the St. John’s Law Review. Upon graduation in 1977, Karen began her career as a field attorney in the Manhattan Region of the NLRB until her promotion to the position of Supervisory Attorney in 1985.  In 1988, she was promoted to the Regional Attorney position in Manhattan and became the Regional Director in January, 2012.

Karen is an active member of the Labor & Employment Section of the New York State Bar Association, a liaison member of the Labor & Employment Section of the NYC Bar Association, a faculty member of PLI, on the Executive Board of the Labor & Employment Center at St. John’s, and also on the Executive Boards of Cornell ILR, Labor & Employment Law Program, & the Labor & Employment Center of NYU School of Law.  As Regional Director, she has been a speaker and panelist at many labor law conferences and programs. Throughout her career, she has also served on many National Committees of the NLRB including the Quality Committee and Best Practices Committee. She is a member of the Federal Executive Board and has served as a volunteer mediator for federal employee EEO work place disputes.  She has also taught at the Cornell ILR Institute and is currently an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law where she teaches Labor Law, Advanced Labor Law, and Labor & Employment Arbitration.


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Professor Evan Barouh

(Employment Discrimination, Protective Legislation for Workers)


Evan Barouh is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Employment Discrimination and Protective Workers Legislation at St. John’s University School of Law.  Evan graduated from the Cornell ILR School in 1982 and from St. John’s University School of Law in 1987. From August 1983 to August 1984, the year before he started at St. John’s Law, he was a paralegal in the labor and employment law practice group of Simpson Thatcher & Bartlett, where he met David Marshall.  In September 1987, he joined the New York Regional Office of the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of Solicitor where he has been ever since.  The majority of his practice is devoted to enforcement of the Fair Labor Standards Act.  A small portion of his practice is devoted to counseling and defending the management of the Department of Labor in the New York/New Jersey region in response to allegations of employment discrimination by Department employees. He runs the term-time law school student externship program at the NY Solicitor’s office and has mentored St. John’s Law School students since 2005. He is a 2012 recipient of the Federal Executive Board’s Award for Distinguished Career Service. Evan serves on the Executive Committee of the Board of Advisors of the Center for Labor and Employment Law.


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Professor David Marshall

(Employment Discrimination)

David Marshall is an Adjunct Professor who teaches Employment Discrimination Law at St. John’s University School of Law.  Marshall is a graduate of Harvard College and the University of Michigan Law School.  He has practiced labor and employment law for more than thirty years, starting with a summer associate position at the United Auto Workers headquarters in Detroit, three years with the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., and nearly three decades in New York City with a number of national firms representing management-side clients.  Currently, he is a partner with the global law firm Edwards Wildman Palmer, where his practice includes the representation of several of New York City’s largest hospitals in a wide variety of labor and employment matters.  Employment discrimination cases before state and federal courts and government agencies comprise the largest part of his annual docket of cases.







Professor Troy G. Rosasco

(Protective Legislation for Workers)


Troy G. Rosasco is a Senior Partner with the 11-attorney firm of  Turley, Redmond, Rosasco & Rosasco, LLP with offices in Manhattan and Ronkonkoma, New York.  Turley, Redmond Rosasco & Rosasco is a full service disability law firm handling workers’ compensation claims, Social Security disability claims, Zadroga 9/11 Act Victim Compensation Fund claims, long term disability claims, and civil service disability pensions. Troy has represented over 5000 injured and disabled workers since 1990. He is a graduate of Cornell University’s School of Industrial & Labor Relations and St. John’s University School of Law, where he was President of the Labor & Employment Law Society. He is a member in good standing of both the New York and New Jersey Bars. He is also admitted to practice before the federal courts of the Eastern District of NY and the Second Circuit Court of Appeals.

He successfully argued the seminal case of Brown vs. Commissioner of Social Security before the federal Second Circuit Court of Appeals in 1999. In 2009, he was awarded the Clara Lemlich Distinguished Public Service Award by the Triangle Factory Fire Memorial.  In 2013, he was appointed an Adjunct Professor of Law at St. John’s University School of Law where he teaches a course entitled “Protective Legislation for Workers”

Troy has authored over 25 articles on workers compensation and disability law for various legal periodicals, including the ABA General Practice Section Newsletter, the Queens Lawyer, the Nassau Lawyer and the Suffolk Lawyer. He was the co-author, with Prof. David Gregory of St. John’s Law School, of the Legal Advisory Chapter in Warren, Gorman & Lamont’s Workers’ Compensation Guide. He is the Editor and Publisher of the New York Disability Law Blog since 2005.

He has guest lectured at both Brooklyn Law School and St. John’s Law School on workers compensation and disability law. He is a frequent lecturer to other attorneys and has presented CLE programs for the New York State Bar Association, the Bar Association of the City of New York, NOSSCR, Lawline, the National Academy of CLE, the Queens Bar Association, the Nassau Bar Association and the Suffolk Bar Association.

He has been interviewed by the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) for a television documentary on 9/11 Victim Compensation claims. He has been a guest on the television program The Common Law and the radio programs Your Legal Rights and Learning about the Law. He has been quoted on compensation and disability issues in the New York Times, the New York Law Journal, Newsday, the New York Daily News.

Troy is former Co- Chair of the New York Workers’ Compensation Alliance, a former Executive Board Member of the New York State Injured Workers’ Bar Association, a former Director of the Nassau County Bar Association, a member of the Nassau County Bar Association’s Grievance Committee and a former Board Member of the National Organization of Social Security Claimants’ Representatives (NOSSCR).


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Professor John G. Campbell

(Pensions and Employee Benefits Law (ERISA))


John G. Campbell is an Adjunct Professor at St. John’s University School of Law where he teaches Pensions and Employee Benefits Law (ERISA).  He has been a lawyer for the U.S. Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor, at its New York City office since May 1995.  In that time, he has litigated matters under various Federal employment statutes such as the Employee Retirement Income Security Act of 1974 (ERISA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Davis Bacon and Related Acts (DBRA), Migrant Seasonal and Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA), Mine Safety and Health Act (MSHA), among others.   He has received a B.A. (History) from Brooklyn College and a J.D. from New York University School of Law.  He has also received an LL.M. (Taxation) from NYU, an M.P.S. from the New York State School of Industrial and Labor Relations, Cornell University, and an M.B.A. from the Executive Programs at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, City University of New York.   Mr. Campbell now serves the Department of Labor as the Counsel for Wage and Hour at the New York City office.

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