Advocates for Labor and Progressive Institutions

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Bruce Lerner

Bruce began working for Bredhoff & Kaiser as an associate in 1984, where he has spent the entirety of his career.

Bruce has served as the General Counsel for the National Postal Mail Handlers Union since 1992. In that role, he counsels union leadership on all manner of legal issues, including union governance and elections, collective bargaining, and the resolution of disputes via arbitration and litigation. He has also participated in the development and administration of the NPMHU’s popular health benefit plan, among other programs.

In addition to the NPMHU, Bruce advises numerous unions, both national and local, on matters of Union Governance and Administration. That practice includes counseling leadership on compliance with federal laws governing union elections, financial reporting, and financial audits by the Department of Labor. He has also developed substantial expertise in the administration of fair-share fee systems in the private sector.

Early in Bruce’s career, his practice focused on trial and appellate litigation. He continues to maintain an active litigation practice that includes disputes arising out of union elections and receiverships.

Bruce clerked for William J. Brennan, Jr. of the U.S. Supreme Court and Abner J. Mikva of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit. He obtained his J.D. degree, summa cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania, where he served as Executive Editor of the Law Review. He holds an M.P.A. degree from Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, and a B.A. degree from the State University of New York at Binghamton’s Harpur College.

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