NYC Paragon Negotiations
Negotiations & Legal Representation
The United Federation LEOS-PBA Law Enforcement Officers Security & Police Benevolent Association is a full service labor organization formed to provide every labor related service from organizing, negotiations, grievance processing, dispute resolution, legal litigation and legislative representation.
The United Federation LEOS-PBA mission is to serve as a voice for law enforcement officers and security professionals nationwide to their employers. Thousands of law enforcement officers and security professionals provide a fundamental protective service to federal agencies as contractors. These bargaining unit employees need to have their workplace concerns and interests represented to their employer with passion, integrity, and fairness.
The United Federation delivers a comprehensive employee and labor relations program that will provide high quality service to officers by representing their interests and negotiating with the employer for results that create a better workplace. Our union is characterized by three core values: personalized service, transparency, and results.
Lally & Misir LLP
When Experience Counts
Lally & Misir, LLP is a premier, AV rated law firm with roots that go back over fifty years in the New York metropolitan area. We represent clients in administrative, state, federal and international courts, and in domestic and overseas commercial transactions.
We provide our clients with sophisticated legal counsel, combined with the personalized, responsive service of a small firm. Our attorneys are recognized as leaders in the legal profession, and are graduates of top ranking law schools in the United States.
Our attorneys have served, among other things, in the White House Counsel’s Office, as senior officials in the United States federal government and foreign governments, on the New York State Supreme Court, as counsel to companies in the venture capital, energy, hospitality and transportation sectors, as private counsel to elected officials and political campaigns, as special counsel to local governments, and as law professors at top ranked law schools around the globe. We are also active in federal and local bar associations, serving as leaders in the legal community.
We achieve value driven results, often taking on the “unwinnable” or novel matters, to help our clients achieve the best possible result. We have won significant cases with published judicial decisions in both the Federal and State appellate courts.
Professional. Trustworthy. Honest.
Working to Protect Your Rights
The Firm’s core work for almost 40 years has been representing labor organizations in every facet of labor-management relations and internal union administration. We handle state and federal court litigation, NLRB proceedings, and grievance and interest arbitrations. Combined, our attorneys have handled well over 1,000 arbitrations. We have testified before legislative bodies on behalf of our union clients. We assist our union clients with collective bargaining negotiations. With negotiations, we can act as lead negotiator at the table or provide “back room” advice to the union’s negotiators as needed. We can do elaborate contract proposal costing for the union so its negotiators can have a full understanding of how much money different contract proposals will cost the employer.
Our union clients include public and private sector organizations. For public sector organizations that are not afforded full collective bargaining rights, our Firm assists them in using their collective power to improve the work lives of their members. For those organizations, we also provide representation for their members in whatever disciplinary process the agency has.
Deborah N. Misir - Lally & Misir, LLP
Deborah Misir is a partner of the firm. She specializes in complex civil and white collar trial and appellate litigation before federal, state and administrative courts. In addition, she provides advice on regulatory compliance, and public policy issues. In addition to her practice with the firm, Ms. Misir is a professor at Touro Law School, where she has taught constitutional and administrative law, and directs the Veterans Clinic.
Ms. Misir’s clients have included employers, unions, trade associations, local governments, and companies in the finance, hospitality, technology and energy sectors. She has also represented many individuals, including other lawyers, in white collar criminal, ethics and employment matters.
A leading federal litigator and expert on constitutional and government regulatory law, Ms. Misir has over twenty years of experience in both government and private practice, including briefing over seventy federal Circuit Courts of Appeals cases up to and including writs of certiorari and amicus briefs before the U.S. Supreme Court, making numerous federal appellate oral arguments, and serving as lead counsel on many federal civil and criminal district court matters. She has won several cases with published decisions in the federal courts.
Before entering private practice, Ms. Misir served in the Administration of President George W. Bush as U.S. Deputy Assistant Secretary of Policy at the U.S. Department of Labor, ethics attorney at the White House Counsel’s Office, and Chief of Staff of the Occupational Safety and Health Administration. Ms. Misir started her career at the U.S. Department of Justice, serving in the Executive Office for Immigration Review, headquarters of the former U.S. Immigration and Naturalization Service (INS), and the Civil Division. At the Justice Department, among other things, she was specially assigned as counsel to the U.S. Foreign Terrorist Tracking Task Force, the counter-terrorism and intelligence task force created in the immediate wake of 9/11 to prevent future attacks, and as counsel to the U.S. delegation to the United Nation’s International Maritime Organization (IMO).
Ms. Misir graduated with a B.A. with honors in political science from the University of Chicago, and an M.A. from the University of Chicago’s Masters of Arts Program in the Social Sciences. She earned her law degree from the University of Minnesota Law School. After law school, Ms. Misir served honorably in the U.S. Marine Corps until an injury cut short her service.
Ms. Misir is President of the Indian American Bar Association of Long Island and Queens. She serves on the National Alumni Board of the University of Chicago’s Master of Arts Program in the Social Sciences (MAPSS), and previously served on the National Board of Governors of the Republican National Lawyers Association. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Federal Bar Council, and the Nassau County Bar Association.