Ross is a member of the firm's Business Services Practice Group and concentrates his practice on labor and employment matters including court petitions, complaints, answers, motions, affidavits, discovery demands, responses to administrative complaints, employee handbooks, and employment policies. Ross is able to assist clients navigating workplace issues such as unemployment insurance, discrimination, and retaliation complaints, employee classifications, FMLA compliance, employee terminations, and wage and hours compliance.
Ross graduated magna cum laude from The George Washington University as a Phi Beta Kappa honor society member. He received his law degree from Duke University School of Law, where he was the senior research editor of the Duke Journal of Gender Law & Policy. While in law school, Ross served as a judicial intern for The Honorable Madeline C. Arleo, US Magistrate Court Judge.
Prior to joining Barclay Damon, Ross practiced at Hancock Estabrook, LLP in labor and employment and litigation.
- Obtained a dismissal of a complaint of race discrimination against a private two-year college in New York State before the New York State Division of Human Rights. Complainant alleged that the college’s Office of Financial Aid denied her training, disciplined her, denied her an annual evaluation, paid her less than another employee, and bullied her due to her race. The NYS Division of Human Rights dismissed the complaint in its entirety with a finding of no probable cause of discrimination by the college.
- Obtained a dismissal of an unfair labor practice charge and subsequent appeal against a private research university in New York State before the National Labor Relations Board. The union alleged that the university violated section 8(a)(5) of the National Labor Relations Act by unilaterally imposing a travel policy upon union members for all non-mandatory professional development travel without bargaining. The NLRB’s Regional Director dismissed the complaint and the NLRB General Counsel dismissed the appeal because the new travel policy was not a material, substantial, or significant change to warrant bargaining. Nonetheless, the NLRB found that the university attempted to bargain with the union.
- Duke University School of Law, 2014
- George Washington University, B.A., Phi Beta Kappa; magna cum laude, 2011
- New York, 2015
- U.S. District Court, Northern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Western District of New York, 2016
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- New York State Bar Association Empire State Counsel Honoree for the exemplary pro bono service provision, 2018
- Selected to Super Lawyers Upstate New York Rising Stars: Employment & Labor, 2017, 2018
- Hiscock & Barclay, LLP, Associate
- Hancock Estabrook, LLP, Associate
- The Honorable Madeline C. Arleo, U.S. Magistrate Court, District of New Jersey, Judicial Intern
- Washington Office of the New York State Governor, Summer Associate