Ian Carleton Schaefer is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. He co-leads the firm’s TMT service team and is a member of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. Recommended by The Legal 500 United States (2016, 2017) for Workplace and Employment Counseling and named to the New York Metro Rising Stars list (2011, 2013 to 2017) in the area of Employment & Labor, Mr. Schaefer has developed a reputation for his practical and results-driven approach to counseling and defending employers on the full spectrum of employment issues. He has significant experience working in the TMT space, as well as the sports, entertainment, and arts sectors.
In furtherance of his TMT work, Mr. Schaefer serves concurrently as the Head of Employment Law for BT Americas Inc. (“BT”), a subsidiary of British Telecommunications plc. Since 2009, he has been solely responsible for management and oversight for all litigation and day-to-day advice and counsel on employment matters in the United States and Canada, as well as leading on critical cross-border labor and employment initiatives. In addition to his work at BT, Mr. Schaefer has represented clients as wide-ranging as start-up and emerging companies to global enterprises in advertising, broadcast television, financial services, print media, on-demand retail, and digital recruiting. Read Ian’s full biography.
Nancy Gunzenhauser Popper is an Associate in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. She counsels clients across industries on compliance with EEO laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, worker classification issues, and other federal, state, and local statutes governing the workplace, including conducting workplace training seminars and auditing employers’ employment policies, procedures, and handbooks to ensure compliance with applicable laws and best practices. Ms. Popper advises employers in all facets of the employment relationship, from pre-employment considerations and hiring to terminations and post-employment restrictions and assists in defending clients in labor and employment-related litigation in a broad array of matters, such as discrimination, harassment, retaliation, breach of contract, and wage and hour disputes. Read Nancy’s full biography.
Matthew Savage Aibel is an Associate in the firm’s the Litigation & Business Disputes and Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practices. He is a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee on Technology in the Workplace. Matthew routinely counsels clients regarding issues involving the use of technology in the workplace, including during the hiring process or as a part of workforce management. He also speaks on and writes about issues concerning new technologies and how companies can use these new tools while minimizing legal risk. When necessary, Matthew litigates cases involving trade secrets and misappropriation of data, website accessibility, and wage-hour claims when issues relating to technology pervade the case. Read Matthew’s full biography.