Beth Margolis has been a partner at Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss since 1991. Her clients include transportation unions, health care unions and unions representing university professors. Ms. Margolis negotiates collective bargaining agreements, advises union officers about issues that arise in conducting the affairs of the union and litigates on behalf of these unions in state and federal court, before the state and federal administrative tribunals, and in arbitration.
In addition, Ms. Margolis has advised many faculty associations concerning revisions to faculty handbooks, governance procedures and in conducting disciplinary hearings. She has also represented individual faculty in tenure, promotion and disciplinary matters in academic institutions throughout the Northeast. Ms. Margolis was the architect of, and trial counsel in, the precedent setting proceeding brought on behalf of the faculty, alumni and students of Adelphi University that resulted in the removal of all but one of the members of the Board of Trustees for breach of their fiduciary duties.
Ms. Margolis has litigated many wage and hour cases on behalf of groups of workers in the construction and restaurant industries and in nuclear power plants. She has represented individual clients in age, sex and gender identity discrimination cases and has negotiated many employment contracts and severance agreements for individual clients. Ms. Margolis has spoken at many conferences and law schools. She has an AV Pre-eminent Peer Review Rating from Martindale-Hubbell.
Before joining Gladstein, Reif & Meginniss in 1991, Ms. Margolis taught at New York University Law School, was an associate at Rabinowitz, Boudin & Standard and clerked for the Honorable Dickinson R. Debevoise in federal district court in Newark, New Jersey. She is a 1978 cum laude graduate of Barnard College and a 1983 graduate of New York University Law School.