(212) 682-0020


New York

United States Court of Appeals for the Second and Third Circuits

United States District Courts for the
Southern, Eastern and Northern Districts of New York
District of Connecticut


Law School: Albany Law School of Union University

Undergraduate: University of Virginia
Honors/Activities: Graduated with distinction

Other Education: University of Connecticut


JAMES E. McGRATH, III devotes his practice to the representation of management in all aspects of labor relations, employment law and related litigation. He regularly represents management in state and federal court, before arbitration tribunals and before administrative agencies including the National Labor Relations Board, the United States Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights.

In addition to litigating all aspects of labor and employment law, Mr. McGrath provides frequent counseling to clients on the full range of federal, state and local labor and employment laws. He also has considerable experience in defending class and collective actions.

Relevant Cases/Matters

  • Webb v. Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., 2017 NY Slip Op 65281 (U) (2d Dept. Feb. 24, 2017)
  • Webb v. Greater New York Automobile Dealers Association, Inc., 144 A.D.3d 1136 (2d Dept. 2016)
  • Lundy v. Catholic Health System of Long Island, 711 F.2d 106 (2d Cir. 2013)
    Goodman v. Burlington Coat Factory, 2012 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 166910 (D.N.J. Nov. 20, 2012)
    Smith v. Marks [Fordham University], 65 A.D. 3d 911, 885 N.Y.S. 2d 463 (1st Dep’t 2009), leave to appeal denied by, 2010 N.Y. LEXIS 2237 (N.Y. Aug. 31, 2010)
  • Yoon v. Fordham University Faculty and Administrative Retirement Plan, 2000 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 14910 (S.D.N.Y. 2000) aff’d in part remanded in part, 263 F.3d 196 (2d Cir. 2001), later proceeding, Yoon v. Fordham University Faculty and Administrative Retirement Plan, 2004 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 26070 (S.D.N.Y. 2004), aff’d 173 Fed. Appx. 936, 38 Employee Benefits Cases (BNA) 1295 (2d Cir. 2006)
  • Ansoumana v. Gristede’s Operating Corp. et al., 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 6717 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Risley v. Fordham University, 2001 U.S. Dist. LEXIS 1202 (S.D.N.Y. 2001)
  • Risley v. Rubin [Fordham University], 272 A.D.2d 198 (1st Dept. 2000), re-argument denied, 2000 N.Y. App. Div. LEXIS 10285 1st Dept. 2000, leave denied, 96 N.Y.2d 701, 722 N.Y.S.2d 793 (2001)
  • De La Concha v. Fordham University, 5 F.Supp.2d 188 (S.D.N.Y. 1998), aff’d, 1999 U.S. App. LEXIS 5804 (2d Cir. 1999)
  • Ericson v. Syracuse Univ., 98 Civ. 3435, 45 F. Supp. 2d 344 (S.D.N.Y. 1999)


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