Tara E. Daub

Tara Eyer Daub is a litigation attorney and the practice group leader of Nixon Peabody’s Labor & Employment group. In her practice, Tara represents employers in trial and appellate court litigation, governmental investigations, traditional labor law issues including labor contract bargaining and disputes, and providing strategic and legal compliance counseling to employers relating to workforce decisions and policies for both union and non-union employers. In addition to national and international companies, she represents nonprofit employers, including hospitals, institutions of higher education, and private schools. 

What do you focus on?

Employment Litigation

I defend clients against employment-related claims of all types in federal and state court litigation, and before various administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, United States Department of Labor, and National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). My experience includes defending claims of employment discrimination, harassment, and retaliation; actions under the FMLA and disability laws; whistleblower claims; independent contractor misclassification claims; wage-hour collective and class actions; and breach of contract and restrictive covenant actions. I also represent employers in arbitrations in various forums.

Labor Relations

My traditional labor law practice involves representing and advising employers in bargaining with unions, National Labor Relations Act compliance, labor contract administration, grievance and arbitration on discipline and contract interpretation issues, strategic planning, mergers and acquisitions, and management training. This includes representing clients before the NLRB in union representation proceedings and unfair labor practice charges.

Strategic and Compliance Counseling

Drawing on my litigation experience, I help clients develop compliance strategies to avoid litigation and agency enforcement proceedings. I advise and counsel employers on a variety of labor and employment law subjects, including employee discipline and discharge decisions; complaints of sexual and other types of harassment; managing complex leave of absence and disability-related issues; wage-hour issues, including overtime and payroll practices; workforce structuring decisions, including WARN Act compliance; and labor relations. This includes compliance advice on the complex federal, state, and local employment laws that govern these issues. I work closely with employers to develop and review personnel policies and conduct training sessions for managers and employees at all levels. I also conduct internal investigations of complaints of sexual and other types of harassment.

What do you see on the horizon?

Employers will continue to need innovative strategies for successfully managing their workforces in a climate of rapid change. With the quickly evolving COVID-19 pandemic, employers must manage through new challenges every day. I help employers find solutions.

Nixon Peabody adds two labor and employment attorneys

Law360 | May 11, 2022

This article features the arrival of Albany Labor & Employment counsel Vince Polsinelli and Chris Stevens to the firm, highlighting that Vince returns after previously working at NP for about 12 years. The article details a longstanding connection between their families as well as a look at their previous experience. Labor & Employment practice group leader Tara Daub, of Long Island, is also quoted in the story.

Law360 names attorneys who moved up the firm ranks in Q1

Law360 | May 07, 2021

This roundup article of notable Q1 partner-level promotions includes Steve Zubiago’s election to CEO and managing partner; Long Island partner Tara Daub’s and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim’s promotions to Labor & Employment practice group leader and deputy PGL, respectively; and the attorneys from this year’s new partner class.

People on the move

Newsday | March 01, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub was included in this column of notable executive news on Long Island for her promotion to Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader.

Lawyers on the Move

New York Law Journal | February 25, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub is included in this column of notable legal moves in New York for her appointment to Labor & Employment practice group leader. Long Island Labor & Employment counsel David Tauster; New York City counsels Julia Casteleiro and Abby Patterson, and Long Island counsel Mike Webb, all in the Affordable Housing & Real Estate group; and Buffalo Complex Commercial Disputes counsel Erik Goergen are also included for their promotions to counsel.

Wake Up Call

Bloomberg Law | February 19, 2021

Long Island partner Tara Daub and Los Angeles partner Ben Kim were included in this daily column of notable legal news for their promotions to Labor & Employment Practice Group Leader and Deputy PGL, respectively.

Expansive changes bolster protections for employees in New York State

Rochester Business Journal | September 20, 2019

Rochester Corporate partner Jeremy Wolk co-wrote this contributed article on changes to employee protections in New York State, including new limitations on nondisclosure agreements and an increased window for filing harassment claims. The article is adapted from an alert by Long Island Labor and Employment partner Tara Daub Eyer and associate Justin Guilfoyle.


Tara E. Daub

Practice Group Leader, Labor & Employment

Long Island

Phone: 516-832-7613

New York

Phone: 212-940-3046

Fax: 866-741-1563

Dickinson School of Law, Pennsylvania State University, J.D.

Millersville University, B.A., cum laude

U.S. Supreme Court

U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

U.S. Court of Appeals, Second Circuit

U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York

U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York

New York

Tara was selected, through a peer-review survey, for inclusion in The Best Lawyers in America® 2022 in the field of Litigation—Labor and Employment, Labor Law—Management, and Employment Law—Management. Tara has been listed in Best Lawyers since 2020.

Tara was selected for the Long Island Business News 40 Under 40 Class of 2012 award in recognition of her civic and professional achievements.

  • New York State Bar Association
  • National Association of College and University Attorneys (NACUA)

Tara performs pro bono legal services for various nonprofit organizations. She received the Legal Aid Society’s Pro Bono Award for outstanding services to the Legal Aid Society in New York City and its clients in 2008. She was also honored by Pro Bono Partnership as a Volunteer of the Year for 2014.

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