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Debra L. Raskin

Attorney Profile

Top Rated Employment & Labor Attorney in New York, NY

Vladeck, Raskin & Clark, P.C.
565 Fifth Ave, 9th Floor
New York, NY 10017
Phone: 212-403-7300
Fax: 212-221-3172
Selected to Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021
Licensed in New York Since: 1983
Education: Yale Law School
Practice Areas: Employment & Labor (50%), Employment Litigation: Plaintiff (50%)
Attorney Profile

Debra L. Raskin is a partner at Vladeck Raskin & Clark, P.C., located in New York, New York. She focuses her practice exclusively on employment law and related matters, providing representation to employee plaintiffs in whistleblower cases, wage and hour disputes, and workplace discrimination litigation.

As an undergraduate, Ms. Raskin obtained her Bachelor of Arts magna cum laude in 1973 from what was then known as Radcliffe College, where she was inducted into Phi Beta Kappa. She then went on to attend Yale Law School and was awarded her Juris Doctor in 1977. After graduation, Ms. Raskin spent several years as an attorney with the Legal Assistance Foundation of Metropolitan Chicago, served a clerkship with a judge on the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York and then was an assistant attorney general with the New York State Attorney General's Office before entering private practice. Admitted to practice in Illinois, Florida and New York, she is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Illinois, the U.S. District Courts for the Southern and Eastern Districts of New York, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 2nd, 3rd and 7th Circuits and the U.S. Supreme Court.

A sought-after author on employment law matters, Ms. Raskin has had articles appear in publications of the New York State and American bar associations and the American Law Institute. An active participant in several legal organizations, she currently serves as president of the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and is a former chair of its Labor and Employment Law Committee. Highly regarded by her fellow professionals, Ms. Raskin has received an AV Preeminent* peer review rating through Martindale-Hubbell. She is fluent in French and Spanish as well as in English.

*AV®, BV®, AV Preeminent® and BV Distinguished® are registered certification marks of Reed Elsevier Properties Inc., used in accordance with the Martindale-Hubbell certification procedures, standards and policies. Ratings reflect the anonymous opinions of members of the bar and the judiciary. Martindale-Hubbell Peer Review Ratings fall into two categories – legal ability and general practice standards.

Practice Areas
  • 50%Employment & Labor
  • 50%Employment Litigation: Plaintiff


16 Years Super Lawyers
  • Super Lawyers: 2006 - 2021

Certificates and Credentials

Articles about Debra L. Raskin appearing in Super Lawyers

About Debra L. Raskin

First Admitted: 1977, Illinois

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Scholarly Lectures/Writings

  • Lecturer and Writer on Employment Law Matters, New York State Bar Association & American Law Institute/American Bar Association

Educational Background

  • Radcliffe College, B.A., magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, 1973

Bar/Professional Activity

  • Illinois, 1977
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Illinois
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • American College of Trial Lawyers, Fellow
  • Florida, 1985
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals, Second, Third and Seventh Circuits
  • Labor and Employment Committee of the New York City Bar Association, Former Chair
  • New York, 1983
  • U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York
  • President, New York City Bar Association


  • Top 10: 2010, 2011 New York - Metro Super Lawyers
  • Top 100: 2006 - 2015 New York - Metro Super Lawyers
  • Top 50: 2006 - 2015 Women New York - Metro Super Lawyers
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Office Location for Debra L. Raskin

565 Fifth Ave
9th Floor
New York, NY 10017

Phone: 212-403-7300

Fax: 212-221-3172

Last Updated: 3/24/2021

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