A Tradition of Excellence for Over 150 Years


Daniel F. Murphy, Jr.

2019 Lawyer of the Year
Labor Law – Management
New York City – Best Lawyers


Andrea Hyde • Charles J. Groppe • Mary Ellen Donnelly • Daniel F. Murphy, Jr.

Mr. Groppe has received the award for the 25th consecutive year;
Ms. Hyde for the 20th consecutive year;
Mr. Murphy for the 10th consecutive year; and
Ms. Donnelly for the 2nd consecutive year.

We are honored to have such talented and dedicated attorneys
representing our clients and our firm.

Attorney Spotlight

Charles J. Groppe
Over 58 years of Dedicated Service

We Congratulate
Labor & Employment
Mark A. Hernandez,
on his
well deserved recognition.


Throughout the summer of 2019 and into early September, the National Labor Relations Board (“the Board”) issued numerous decisions that […]

On August 12, 2019, Governor Andrew Cuomo signed legislation increasing protections for victims of discrimination and harassment in the workplace. […]

On July 25, 2019, New York Governor Andrew Cuomo Governor signed legislation to protect New Yorkers against security breaches. The […]

U.S. News – Best Lawyers® 2019 Awards

We are proud to announce that Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, LLP has received multiple national and regional rankings by […]

Labor and Employment Partner Mark Hernandez wins award

Mark A. Hernandez 2019 International Advisory Experts Award Winner Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson LLP is pleased to announce that […]

Charles J. Groppe

Charles J. Groppe 2019 Best Lawyers Charles J. Groppe has been the heart and soul of Putney, Twombly since he […]

A Tradition of Excellence for Over 150 Years.

Like the city it has called home for more than 150 years, Putney Twombly has evolved and grown to meet the ever changing needs of their clients while maintaining a reputation of professional experience.

Practice Areas


As emerging and middle market companies grow, their officers and managers need savvy and prompt legal advice on all aspects of their businesses. They want legal assistance that is both innovative and practical.

Labor & Employment

Putney Twombly represents management exclusively in all areas of labor and employment law. Our firm has one of the nation’s most well established practices in this dynamic area and has represented employers in virtually all industries for more than seven decades.


Few organizations want their disputes to result in litigation, but when such disputes arise, they want assertive, experienced lawyers who put their clients’ needs first. Putney Twombly’s litigators have extensive actual trial experience concentrating in complex commercial litigation, insurance and product liability law.

Private Clients

The last quarter century has been a time of turmoil and change in estate, trust and tax law, as witnessed by the major federal and state tax reforms since 1976. The substantive law has also undergone marked changes in New York and is under continuous review by the legislature.

Trusts & Estates Litigation

The experienced professionals in this practice group represent decades of collective experience in trusts and estates and guardianship litigation on behalf of banks, trust departments, individuals and families in dispute resolution in state and federal courts.