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Keith Gutstein concentrates his practice in labor and employment law on behalf of management and employment practices liability. Mr. Gutstein, who is rated AV® Preeminent™ by Martindale-Hubbell, regularly counsels clients in all issues arising from the employer-employee relationship, including the defense of employment discrimination and sexual harassment matters, compliance with workplace regulations and employment statutes, wage and hour lawsuits, retaliation, wage and hour audits initiated by both the New York State and United States Department of Labor, and investigations commenced by various civil rights agencies, such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and the New York State Division of Human Rights. He also develops corporate policies and procedures, employee handbooks, employment applications, employment contracts, and restrictive covenants for use by employers, and offers training to clients on employment law compliance, including sexual harassment avoidance.

In addition to Mr. Gutstein counseling clients on many day-to-day workplace issues  and how to prevent claims from arising, he is also well-versed in the numerous federal and state employment regulations arising out of the COVID-19 pandemic, including planning for and addressing issues that arise when workers return to the workplace.

When not providing daily counsel to the firm’s management clients, Mr. Gutstein regularly represents employers in both New York and federal court in employment discrimination, hostile work environment, sexual harassment, and wage and hour litigation (involving both individual and class-action matters).

Mr. Gutstein represents companies in various industries, including restaurants and catering halls, manufacturing, retail businesses, and education.

As an active member of the community, Mr. Gutstein serves as a Board Member of the Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, and is a member of its Executive Committee.

Born and raised on Long Island, Mr. Gutstein is a graduate of the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, and is an avid Tarheels fan.


  • New York
  • U.S. District Court
    • Eastern District of New York
    • Southern District of New York
    • Northern District of New York


  • New York Law School, J.D., cum laude
  • University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, B.A

Professional Memberships

  • New York State Bar Association
  • Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center Nassau County, Executive Committee, Board Director
  • Business Information Network (BIN), Long Island Chapter- Board of Directors

Community Service

  • Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County – Officer
  • Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County – Board Member, 2018 Honoree
  • Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County, Board of Directors and Chairperson of the 21st Annual Tribute Dinner
  • The Don Monti Memorial Research Foundation, Inaugural Golf Event Committee Member


  • AV® Preeminent™ Rated by Martindale-Hubbell
  • Recognized in The Best Lawyers in America®, 2024,  Employee Benefits (ERISA), Employment – Individuals, Employment – Management
  • Long Island Business News, Leadership in Law Award / Partner (2019)
  • Holocaust Memorial and Tolerance Center of Nassau County Legacy Award Honoree (2018)
  • Hewlett-Woodmere Alumni Association Hall of Fame (2017)
  • United Jewish Appeal (UJA) Federation of New York, South Shore Inaugural Honoree (2014)
  • New York Metro Super Lawyers (2013)
  • “Who’s Who in Intellectual Property and Labor Law,” Long Island Business News (2010)
  • 40 Under 40, Long Island Business News (2008)
  • Adelphi Academy’s “Man of the Year” (2007)



Awards & Honors

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