Theo E.M. Gould represents management in all phases of labor and employment law, with particular expertise in employment litigation and traditional labor law. On a day-to-day basis, he negotiates and drafts employment agreements, policies, and handbooks, and counsels employers on compliance with federal, state and city labor laws, including:

  • Discrimination and anti-harassment legislation
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • Wage and hour laws
  • The Occupational Safety and Health Act
  • Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • Immigration and naturalization law
  • Workers' compensation
  • Unemployment regulations

He has substantial employment litigation experience and has successfully represented clients in a variety of different forums, including:

  • Federal, state and city courts
  • The Equal Employment Opportunity Commission
  • The Department of Labor
  • The National Labor Relations Board
  • The New York State Division of Human Rights
  • The New York City Commission on Human Rights

Additionally, Theo has written on a variety of labor and employment topics, including the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Fair Credit Reporting Act.

A member of Littler Mendelson's Traditional Labor Law, Retail and Wage and Hour practice groups, Theo has represented clients in a wide range of industries that include:

  • Hospitality and food services
  • Construction
  • Commercial real estate
  • Financial services
  • Staffing
  • Hospital and health care
  • Retail

Prior to joining Littler, Theo served as labor counsel to a hospitality organization in New York City, providing all aspects of labor counsel to the group's labor members.

Affiliazioni professionali e istituzionali


New York State Bar Association


Named, The Best Lawyers in America®


Speaking Engagements

2023 Tri-State Regional Employer Conference

New York, NY

June 20, 2023

It’s Not Just About COVID! Major New Changes in NY State and City Employment Law

February 16, 2022

Who Do You Employ?

New York, NY

June 25, 2015


  • J.D., Maurice A. Deane School of Law at Hofstra University, 2003
  • B.A., Yeshivat Bais Yisroel, 1999

Foro di appartenenza

New York
New Jersey


  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey