Charles G. Moerdler, Labor Member
Charles G. Moerdler is the founding partner of Stroock & Stroock & Lavan's Litigation Practice. He concentrates in the areas of health care, international law, real estate, labor law, administrative law and zoning.
Born in Paris in 1934, Mr. Moerdler immigrated to the United States at the age of twelve and was admitted to the bar nine years later. Since that time he has become a prominent litigator and a civic leader. Among the may organizations which have retained Mr. Moerdler as outside general counsel are one of the largest hospitals in the country, one of the nation's largest health maintenance organizations, and a major New York City daily newspaper, for which he has also served as director. He regularly counsels Austria's largest bank in international litigation and served as Board Chairman of its U.S. subsidiary. He also acts for Austria's largest electricity and power enterprise, one of its largest realtors, and has represented other major European companies in a variety of matters. Mr. Moerdler has served as lead negotiator for numerous municipal labor unions, including the United Federation of Teachers, the Uniformed Sanitation Workers Association, and the Patrolmen's Benevolent Association. On numerous occasions he has been appointed by federal courts to serve as a Special Master for the resolution of complex issues. He has served as a private arbitrator and mediator in a variety of contexts.
Mr. Moerdler has extensive public sector experience. At age thirty, he was appointed Commissioner of Housing and Buildings of the City of New York, making him the youngest commissioner in the City's history. He served as a real estate and development consultant to New York City Mayor John Lindsay, as a member of the City's Air Pollution Control Board, and as Chairman and Commissioner of the New York State Insurance Fund. Currently, he serves as a member of the Board of Directors of the New York City Housing Development Corporation.