MARTIN F. PAYSON is a Partner in the national labor, employment, benefits and immigration law firm of Jackson, Lewis, Schnitzler & Krupman. Since joining the firm in 1967, Mr. Payson has specialized in the practice of employment and labor law representing the interests of management.

Mr. Payson received his undergraduate degree in Personnel Management and Industrial Relations from the City University of New York, and obtained a Juris Doctor degree from Brooklyn Law School in 1966. He is admitted to practice before the Supreme Court of the United States, the Circuit Courts of Appeals and is admitted to the Bar of the States of New York and Pennsylvania. Mr. Payson is a member of both the American and New York State Bar Associations, serving as an active member of their respective Labor Law Sections.

An experienced practitioner, Mr. Payson has represented the interests of management in federal and state courts, before federal and state fair employment practice administrative agencies, and before the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive experience in the representation of management faced with union organizing drives and National Labor Relations Board elections. He has placed special emphasis on assisting clients in the development and implementation of preventive workplace practices, procedures and programs, most recently focusing on the use of Alternative Dispute Resolution mechanisms as both a litigation avoidance and union avoidance strategy.

Based upon his extensive experience, Mr. Payson has frequently spoken on a variety of contemporary workplace issues. He has appeared on NBC and CBS news shows and has co-hosted a series of programs on personnel issues and the law. He recently has been interviewed by both the BBC and ITN Channel 4.

His insightful remarks have been quoted in The New York Times, Wall Street Journal, Fortune, Business Week, Industry Week and in numerous professional journals and management publications. He has published a wide variety of articles in such publications as Nation’s Business, Personnel Journal, Trial Magazine, and is a contributing editor to the text, Winning NLRB Elections: Management Strategy and Preventive Programs. He serves on the Editorial Board of the Journal of Alternative Dispute Resolution in Employment. He is listed in Who’s Who In America.

Mr. Payson has served as faculty for the Young President’s Organization, Executive Enterprises Institute, Advanced Management Research and the American Management Association. He held the position of adjunct professor of labor and employee relations at the University of Rochester and was visiting lecturer at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations.