Mr. Hudson-Plush represents unions and employees in all aspects of labor and employment law, including in litigation in federal and state courts, before the NLRB, and in arbitration hearings. He provides unions with legal and strategic advice on organizing drives, corporate campaigns, and internal union affairs, and currently focuses on the representation of unions in the entertainment industry as well as those covered by the Railway Labor Act.
Evan Hudson-Plush joined the firm in 2008 and became a Partner in January 2015.
Mr. Hudson-Plush also leads the Firm’s wage and hour practice, where he represents employees in individual and class action lawsuits seeking to recover unpaid minimum and overtime wages. He similarly represents employees in negotiations and litigation with employers concerning employment contracts, severance packages and a wide variety of other employment matters.
Prior to joining Cohen, Weiss and Simon LLP, Mr. Hudson-Plush was a law clerk for Magistrate Judge Frank Maas of the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York.
Mr. Hudson-Plush graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Cardozo School of Law in 2007, where he served as Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review. He is a senior editor for The Railway Labor Act treatise and in 2007 received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor & Employment Law. Mr. Hudson-Plush was named as a Rising Star for Employment and Labor Law and Employment Litigation on the New York Metro 2014-2018 Annual List of Super Lawyers magazine and was named as a Super Lawyer for 2020 and 2021.
He received a bachelor’s degree with High Distinction from the University of Michigan in 2001.
- Senior editor for The Railway Labor Act treatise
- AFL-CIO Union Lawyers Alliance
Northwest Airlines / Air Line Pilots Ass’n v. Phillips, 675 F.3d 1126 (8th Cir. 2012) (affirming dismissal of age discrimination and duty of fair representation challenge to post-bankruptcy retirement benefit plan).
Asner v. Actors’ Equity Ass’n, 2016 WL 9132878 (C.D. Cal. Dec. 8, 2016) (dismissing breach of settlement agreement, duty of fair representation, and LMRDA claims related to union’s decision to eliminate plan that permitted actors to work as volunteers in small theaters).
TWU Local 561 v. Transport Workers Union, 732 F.3d 832 (7th Cir. 2013) (affirming denial of preliminary injunction seeking to prevent international union from consolidating local unions).
SAG-AFTRA New York, 370 NLRB No. 14 (2020) (dismissing complaint seeking to modify NLRB law permitting union to exclude non-members from collective bargaining proposal solicitation meetings).
BBH, Inc., Case 02-CA-220370, ALJ Decision (May 15, 2019) (finding employer committed unfair labor practices by withdrawing recognition of union and refusing to bargain in a unit of freelance unit television commercial actors).
Boogard v. Nat’l Hockey League Players Ass’n, 2013 WL 1164301 (C.D. Cal. Mar. 20, 2013) (dismissing duty of fair representation claim).
Sanchez v. Kambousi Rest. Partners, LLC, 2016 WL 11717105, at *1 (S.D.N.Y. Aug. 5, 2016) (approving class and collective action wage and hour settlement agreement for waiters, bussers, counter servers, and dishwashers at restaurant in Bronx, New York).
Awards and Recognition
- Mr. Hudson-Plush graduated first in his class and summa cum laude from Cardozo School of Law in 2007, where he served as Executive Editor of the Cardozo Law Review.
- In 2007 he received the ABA/BNA Award for Excellence in the Study of Labor & Employment Law.
- Mr. Hudson-Plush was named as a Super Lawyer for 2020 and 2021 for Employment and Labor Law and Employment Litigation on the New York Metro Annual List of Super Lawyers magazine and was named as a Rising Star in that magazine from 2014 to 2018.
Off the Clock
I live in New Jersey with my wife and three children. My eight-year-old daughter recently converted me (and the rest of my family) to vegetarianism.