Richard M. Seltzer joined the firm in 1981, and became a partner in 1987.
Mr. Seltzer specializes in the representation of unions in employer bankruptcy proceedings. He also represents unions in a wide variety of other labor law, employee benefit, and internal union matters.
Prior to joining Cohen, Weiss and Simon, he served for six years as an assistant district attorney, in appeals and trial bureaus of the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office.
Mr. Seltzer is the author of an article on labor law in the bankruptcy context published in The Air and Space Lawyer. He also co-authored (with partner Thomas Ciantra) an article on labor injunctions in employer bankruptcies published in American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review. He is a frequent lecturer on labor and bankruptcy topics before such groups as the American Bankruptcy Institute and American Bar Association. He is a fellow of the American College of Bankruptcy.
Mr. Seltzer received a B.A. magna cum laude and an M.A. from the University of Pennsylvania in 1972. He graduated from Columbia Law School in 1975, where he was a Harlan Fiske Stone Scholar.