K. Dean Hubbard, Jr.
K. Dean Hubbard, Jr.
has decades of experience in the labor movement as an attorney, educator, strategist and organizer.
has developed a broad range of skill sets over the years which position him to meet the pressing legal and strategic needs of diverse clients in all sectors.
Dean obtained his J.D. from Northeastern University in 1987, and his B.A. from Hampshire College in 1982.
Prior to joining Gorlick, Kravitz & Listhaus, Dean served as senior counsel to the Transport Workers Union of America (TWU), where he conceived and executed strategic campaigns and provided research and advocacy in support of the union's legal, policy and organizational priorities.
Before working with the international union, Dean was the Associate General Counsel and Senior Supervising Attorney for TWU Local 100 in New York City, the nation's largest transit local, where he helped manage and conduct the union's litigation, arbitration, legal support for organizing, and collective bargaining negotiations.
From 2002-2008, Dean held the Joanne Woodward Chair in Public Policy and Advocacy at Sarah Lawrence College, where he founded the Institute for Policy Alternatives (IPA).
provided research, advocacy and organizing support to movements working to build the political and economic agency of excluded workers and other marginalized people.
From 1993-2002, Dean was a founding partner of Eisner & Hubbard, P.C., a New York City labor law firm that advocated for unions, Taft-Hartley funds, individual workers and community organizations in all aspects of labor, employment, benefits, civil rights and constitutional law.
From 1987-1993, Dean was an attorney for workers, their unions and funds, and with the National Labor Relations Board Region 2.
Dean has been Co-Chair of the National Lawyers Guild Labor and Employment Committee since 2002, and is a member of the NLG's International Labor Justice Working Group.
In those capacities, he
has helped coordinate excluded worker advocacy in the United States and developed transnational workers' human rights partnerships and initiatives in Latin America, the Caribbean and Europe.
Dean serves as a member of the International Tribunal for Trade Union Freedom of Association.
He teaches graduate labor law and public policy at CUNY's Murphy Labor Institute.
Dean is also an actor, singer, director, playwright and composer.
enjoys skiing, hiking, cycling, reading, films, theatre and the company of his