Partner

John P. Keil

John P. Keil

Partner
Collazo Florentino & Keil llp
747 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10017-2803
P: 212-758-7862
jkeil@cfk-law.com
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PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

Mr. Keil is a partner at boutique labor and employment law firm Collazo Florentino & Keil LLP.  Prior to his election as partner, he practiced there as an associate.

Mr. Keil represents employers in state and federal litigation, administrative proceedings, and arbitrations arising from disputes with employees or labor unions, including employment discrimination claims, contract disputes, unfair labor practice claims, claims under collective bargaining agreements, and commercial disputes between competitors that arise out of employment relationships.  In addition to representation in adversarial proceedings, Mr. Keil advises employers on all aspects of their relationship with employees, including policy and handbook development, fair employment practices, accommodation of disabilities and religious needs, whistleblowers, investigations of harassment and misconduct, discipline and complex termination decisions, reductions in force, employment contracts, trade secrets, covenants not to compete, wage and hour issues, and commercial torts.  Mr. Keil also advises employers on union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes, successor employer issues, and compliance with federal labor laws.  He also regularly conducts trainings for clients on diversity & inclusion, anti-discrimination policies, workplace investigations, family & medical leave compliance, wage & hour compliance, and other topics. 

Mr. Keil is a member of the New York City, New York State, and American Bar Associations and the Federal Bar Council, and is an active member of the Federal Bar Council Inn of Court for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, where he regularly presents on a range of topics to judges and fellow attorneys.

EDUCATION

  • New York University School of Law, J.D., Class of 1999
  • Harvard University, B.A. magna cum laude, Class of 1996

BAR AND COURT ADMISSIONS

  • New York, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York, 2000
  • United States District Court for the Northern District of New York, 2003
  • Second Circuit Court of Appeals, 2007

PROFESSIONAL ASSOCIATIONS

  • New York City Bar Association
    • Health Law Committee (2015-2018)
  • New York State Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Federal Bar Council
  • Federal Bar Council Inn of Court

CIVIC ACTIVITIES

Our Saviour Evangelical Lutheran Church, Croton-on-Hudson, New York:

Hospitality Committee (2009-2016)

Finance Committee (2009-2016)

Pastor-Parish Committee (2010-2013)

Congregation Council President (2014-2016)