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.

Professional & Community Affiliations


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

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

Bar Admission

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