Betsy Plevan is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and a former member of the firm’s seven-person Executive Committee. She has built her practice handling all types of labor and employment litigation, as well as counseling clients in employment matters. In addition to maintaining her active practice, she served as president of the New York City Bar from 2004-2006, a member of the ABA Board of Governors from 2006-2009, and chair of the American Bar Association’s Standing Committee on the Federal Judiciary from 2013-2014.
Betsy’s practice includes representing clients in such diverse industries as banking and finance, health care, entertainment, publishing and education. She spends considerable time representing leading law firms in counseling and litigation assignments as well as conducting high-profile investigations. She has handled both single plaintiff and class action lawsuits involving issues of discrimination, harassment and employee benefits matters.
Having successfully tried a number of jury and non-jury cases in New York and elsewhere in the U.S., Betsy’s trial work has been recognized by her induction as a Fellow of the American College of Trial Lawyers. She also has argued more than 60 appeals in state and federal courts, and has been elected a member of the American Academy of Appellate Lawyers.