Robert I. Gosseen

Attorney in New York, NY

Robert Gosseen is Of Counsel and heads the Employment and Labor Law Practice Group at Ganfer & Shore. His more than 40 years of practice include extensive experience in representing and advising public and private companies, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals in significant employment and labor law matters. He appears in federal and state courts at both the trial and appellate levels, as well as in arbitration, mediation and administrative agency proceedings.

Mr. Gosseen was recently awarded the New York Association of Realty Managers’ James F. Berg Peace Prize for lifetime achievement in employment relations in the building service industry. He is also recognized as a “New York Super Lawyer.”

Prior to joining Ganfer & Shore in 2010, Mr. Gosseen was for 25 years a named partner in the New York firm of Gallagher Gosseen Faller & Crowley. Mr. Gosseen is a former special assistant to the president of the University of Iowa, where he advised the University and the Iowa Board of Regents on a variety of employment law issues. Mr. Gosseen was also an associate and partner at the New York firm of Graubard Moskovitz McGoldrick Dannett & Horowitz.


Mr. Gosseen served as an adjunct associate professor of law at the New York University School of Law for more than 15 years, as well as a lecturer in law at the University of Iowa School of Law. Since 1999, he has been a member of the Committee on Civil Practice Law and Rules of the Commercial and Federal Litigation Section of the New York State Bar Association.

Mr. Gosseen has written a number of published articles on various employment law topics, including “Workin’ for the Company: Only the Beautiful Need Apply,” Paradigm Magazine (Winter 2011); “Accommodating Islam in the Workplace: A Work in Progress” and “Employee Misclassification: The Employment Law Issue du Jour,” (Co-authored with Morgan A. Godfrey) International Society of Primerus Law Firms (October 2010); and “Romance At Work: The Aftermath Of A Failed Relationship,” Paradigm Magazine (Winter 2012).

Mr. Gosseen is also the primary author of Ganfer & Shore’s monthly Client Employment Law Advisory newsletter, keeping clients of the firm up to date on noteworthy developments in employment and labor law.

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    Admission Details

    Admitted in 1968, New York
    1974, Iowa
    1970, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
    1970, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
    1976, U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit
    2003, U.S. Supreme Court

    Law School Attended

    New York University School of Law
    Class of 1967

    New York University School of Law
    Class of 1970
    Labor Law

    University Attended

    Cornell University
    Class of 1964

    Birth Information

    Born in 1943
    New York, N.Y.

    Hobbies & Interests

    Wildlife photography

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    Robert I. Gosseen
    Of Counsel
     360 Lexington Avenue, 14th Floor,
    New York, NY 10017


    Ganfer & Shore, LLP (New York, New York)

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