William Anspach joined the firm in 1994 and became a partner in 2002. Mr. Anspach practices labor, employee benefits, and wage and hour law. He advises unions and boards of trustees of employee benefit plans on compliance with a variety of laws. He also litigates in the federal, state, and bankruptcy courts and before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, as well as in arbitral forums. He conducts contract negotiations and advises on the administrative and operational day-to-day work of the firm’s union and benefit fund clients. He also represents union members and their families in consumer bankruptcy, mortgage loan modification and general civil litigation.
Mr. Anspach has served on numerous labor and employment panels, including presenting on the subject of alter ego entities at the New York University School of Law's 57th Annual Conference on Labor, commenting on labor and employment cases at the New York City Bar's 2012-2013 Supreme Court Round-Up, and commenting on the joint employer issue at the 2015 NYU Annual Conference on Labor. He is currently working on an article addressing potential expansion of the joint employer doctrine. He has served the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee in the area of voter protection.
He is a member of The Association of the Bar of the City of New York and the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee.
Mr. Anspach graduated with a J.D. from Harvard Law School in 1993 and obtained his B.A. from Haverford College in 1986.
He is admitted to practice in New York and in the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit.