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Brian L. Greben

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Brian L. Greben specializes in the representation of employees and employers in labor disputes. He helps workers asserting claims against businesses for unpaid overtime and tips, as well as employers in need of defense in labor and employment matters. His areas of expertise includes wage, hour and tip litigation, employment discrimination, and no-fault defense.

Brian’s clients include people to whom wages, overtime, or tips are owed by their current or former employers, such as waiters, workers in retail, salespeople, and people working in .com start-ups. He also defends restaurants, stores and other businesses in wage, overtime, and tip litigation.

He defends businesses from the NY Department of Labor in litigation involving alleged discrimination and failure to pay wages, overtime and tips.

Brian represents restaurants in OATH hearings involving the letter grades they are required to post.

Brian represents both employees and employers in discrimination cases, including discrimination based on race, disability, age, gender, religion, sexual orientation, etc.

He represents both employers in disputes involving unemployment insurance claims.


  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. – 1995
  • Montclair State College, Upper Montclair, New Jersey
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts – 1992

Published Works

  • Determining the Role of Psychological Bonding in New York Foster Care Law, 2 Cardozo Women’s L.J. 173, 1995

Representative Cases

  • Trustees of New York City District Council of Carpenters Pension Fund, Welfare Fund, Annuity Fund, and Apprenticeship, Journeyman Retraining, Educational and Industry Fund v. Carolina Trim LLC , 2020 WL 915815, 2020, S.D.N.Y., 17 cv 6485 (VSB)
  • Joshi v. Flagship S B Amsterdam NY, LLC, 2018 WL 1135566, 2018, S.D.N.Y., 17 cv 5785 (ALC)(SN)
  • Buchinger v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America, 191 Misc.2d 73, 2002, App. Term, 2nd Dep’t, 2001-363KC
  • Diagnostic Medical Associates, M.D., P.C. v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America, 175 F.Supp.2d 292, 2001, S.D.N.Y., 98 cv 4838
  • Rosenberg v. Guardian Life Ins. Co. of America , 2002 WL 31885930, 2002, S.D.N.Y., 00 cv 8198 (DLC)

Practice Areas

  • Employment Law – Wage, Hour, and Tip Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination
  • Workers’ Compensation Defense
  • General Litigation


  • Peer Review Rated – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Client Champion – Martindale-Hubbell
  • Client’s Choice Award – AVVO

Bar Admissions

  • New York, 1996
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1998
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2019

Past Positions

  • Marshall Conway & Bradley PC, Associate, 2009 to 2013
  • Herrick, Feinstein, LLP, Associate, 2006 to 2009
  • Marcus & Greben, Partner, 2004 to 2006
  • The Guardian Life Insurance Company of America, Assistant Counsel, 1997 to 2004