Doug Catalano is presently the Head of the Employment and Labor department in the New York Office. Doug began his legal career as a law clerk to Judge Anthony J. Travia in the United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. Doug joined Reavis & McGrath in 1973, and practiced there as a partner from 1979 until its merger with Fulbright & Jaworski in 1989.
Doug is involved in several practice areas, concentrating primarily in the area of employment and labor law and general commercial litigation. Doug's 40 years of labor law experience has made him well known to unions and arbitrators alike and has made him the trusted advisor to many companies. He has handled over 1000 labor arbitrations and negotiated over 100 collective bargaining agreements. He has advised companies in all aspects of employment law and has handled contested matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, and other employment laws.
Doug has represented many companies in the supermarket, restaurant, food service, and trucking industries as well as educational and not-for-profit institutions.
In addition to litigation, his employment practice includes management training, design of personnel systems, policies and handbooks, advice on reductions in force and other employment terminations, preparation of voluntary retirement incentive plans, and investigations of alleged employee misconduct such as sexual harassment.