Frederick D Braid

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Frederick D. Braid represents management in the practice of labor and employment law, and leads Holland & Knight's New York practice group. He has represented employers in the private sector in all aspects of labor relations and employment law, including: counseling and litigation with respect to union organizing activity; collective bargaining and contract administration; grievance and interest arbitration; acquisitions, closures, relocations, restructuring and bankruptcy; occupational safety and health; employment discrimination and affirmative action compliance; whistleblowing; employment-related torts, including defamation, negligent hiring and retention; ERISA/MEPPA withdrawal liability, employment at will, employment agreements, restrictive covenants, trade secret confidentiality; wage and hour compliance; personnel practices and employment policies.

Mr. Braid represents employers in virtually every industry ranging in size from small closely held businesses to multinational corporations and multiemployer associations, both non-union employers and employers who have established collective bargaining relationships. Such representations include employers subject to the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act.

Mr. Braid has published scholarly articles in journals for labor lawyers and is the original author on collective bargaining in the treatise, National Labor Relations Act: Law and Practice, and also a contributing author to the American Bar Association's treatise, Occupational Safety and Health Law. Mr. Braid speaks on occasion to business groups and at professional conferences.

Honors & Awards

  • The Best Lawyers in America guide, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management, Litigation - Labor and Employment, 2003-2019
  • Chambers USA - America's Leading Business Lawyers guide, Labor & Employment, 2009-2019
  • Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers, Legal Media Group's Expert Guides, 2013-2015, 2019 
  • New York Super Lawyers magazine, 2007-2012, 2014-2018 
  • Corporate Counsel Edition, Super Lawyers magazine, November 2009
  • Law Review, Managing Editor
  • Who's Who in American Law  
  • Who's Who In America
  • Who's Who of Emerging Leaders in America
  • Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent Peer Review Rated


  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section and its Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Law
  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • New York University School of Law's Center for Labor and Employment Law, Advisory Board Member
  • St. John's University School of Law's Center for Labor and Employment Law, Board of Advisors