Jack A. Raisner Esq.

Jack A. Raisner Esq.

New York, New York
(646) 509-2060

JACK A. RAISNER is a partner at Outten & Golden LLP in New York and Co-chair of its Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act Practice Group. Mr. Raisner has litigated to victory in the U.S. Supreme Court the claims on behalf of a 2,000-member class of employees in Czyzewski v. Jevic Holding Corporation.  The Court’s decision stopped employers from using a practice in bankruptcy to avoid paying their employees’ earned wages, and strengthened the rights of all priority creditors.  The WARN Practice Group was named “Bankruptcy Practice Group of the Year” by Law360, in recognition of the landmark ruling.  Practicing employment law since 1991, he prosecutes WARN Act and wage and hour class actions nationwide, has represented individuals in a wide range of discrimination and wrongful discharge claims, and has argued in the U.S. Court of Appeals in the Second, Third and Fifth Circuits.  He authored the Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook (2000), as well as many chapters, and articles on employment topics. He is a Professor of Law at the Tobin College of Business, St. John’s University.

Mr. Raisner received his B.S. degree from Boston University in 1978 and his J.D. from Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 1983.

Areas of Practice

  • Employment Law
  • Executive Employment and Severance Contracts
  • Discrimination
  • Employee Rights
  • Wage and Hour Laws
  • Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification

Bar Admissions

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Western District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of Colorado
  • U.S. District Court Central District of Illinois
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 9th Circuit
  • U.S. Supreme Court


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1983
  • Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 1978

Published Works

  • Employee and Applicant Testing, NELA/Mathew Bender/Lexis, 1990
  • Cross-Examining a Defense Psychologist in a Sexual Harassment Case, The Practical Litigator, 1993
  • Pleadings, chapter in Employment Litigation in New York, 1996
  • Are Partners "Employees" Under Federal Employment Discrimination Law?, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, 1996
  • "Glass-Ceiling" Lawsuits Threaten "Old Boy" Network, Law Firm Partnership and Benefits Report, 1996
  • Extraterritorial Application of U.S. Laws: Anti-Discrimination, ABA/BNA Books, 1997
  • New York Employment Complaints and Answers/FAST, West Pub, 1998
  • Employment Issues For Multi-National Employers And Employees: Legal Restraints On Foreign Employers Doing Business In The United States, ABA ERR 1998 Annual Meeting, 1998
  • Representing the Employee Working Abroad, irst Annual Employment Law Conference of the Center for International Legal Studies, 1999
  • Must employers allow time off for pregnancy-related illness?, Academy of Legal Studies in Business, Annual Conference, 1999
  • Pregnancy Discrimination and Parental Leave Handbook, Panel/Aspen Publishers, Inc., 2000
  • Fair Warning For Workers, 2010
  • Supreme Court to Decide Whether Bankruptcy Court Can Skip Over Wage & Employee Benefits Claims in Favor of Lower-Ranked Unsecured Creditors, O&G Employment Law Blog, 2017
  • A Supreme Court Win For All Employees - Jevic, Verdict, Vol. 23, Number 4, 2017


  • Speaker, SHRM National Conferences
  • Tenured Professor of Law, Tobin College of Business, St. John's University

Honors and Awards

  • Super Lawyers, 2013 - 2018
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent, 2016 - 2017

Professional Associations and Memberships

  • Wolters Kluwer Law & Business Labor and Employment Editorial Advisory Board, Member


  • English (Primary)