David S. Ostern represents and advises employers in all areas of labor and employment law.

During law school, David was a summer associate at Littler, where he provided support in drafting a successful petition for certification to the Supreme Court of New Jersey. He served as a judicial intern to the Hon. Frank J. DeAngelis, Superior Court of New Jersey – Morris, as well as a labor relations legal intern at Metro-North Railroad. David oversaw the digitization of journal publications and restructuring of journal policies and leadership roles as editor-in-chief of the Cardozo International & Comparative Law Review.

David previously worked as a paralegal during the summer and winter for a Manhattan-based law firm specializing in insurance, reinsurance, and commercial litigation.

David is also a member of Littler’s Workplace Policy Institute (WPI). WPI assists the employer community in understanding and impacting legislation and regulation at the state and federal levels.

Professional & Community Affiliations


American Bar Association


New Jersey State Bar Association


Recipient, Jacob Burns Medal

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law

May 2020

Recipient, Dean's Merit Scholarship

Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law


Speaking Engagements

Labor and Employment Law Update for N.J. Contractors

N.J. Electronic Life Safety Association Webinar

September 14, 2021


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, 2020
  • B.A., State University of New York at Binghamton, 2017magna cum laude

Bar Admission

New Jersey
New York


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