Employment History
  • Vandenberg & Feliu, 1998-2016, Founding Partner
  • Paul Hastings, 1987-1998, Partner (1991-1998)
  • Finley Kumble Wagner, 1985-1987, Associate
  • Benetar, Isaacs, Bernstein & Schair, 1984-1985, Associate
  • Law Clerk to Honorable Nina Gershon, United States Magistrate Judge, Southern District of New York, 1982-1984
  • Legal Research Associate, Educational Fund for Individual Rights, 1981-1982
Education
  • J.D., Columbia School of Law, 1981
  • B.A., Columbia College, 1978
Bar Admissions
  • New York, 1982
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1999
  • Various federal appellate and district courts
Professional Activities and Recognitions
  • Fellow, College of Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • New York State Bar Association
    • Chair, Labor & Employment Law Section, 2011-12
    • Executive Committee Member 1998-present
    • Labor & Employment Law Section, 1986-present
    • Dispute Resolution Section, Member
  • American Bar Association
    • Labor & Employment Section, Member
    • Litigation Section, Member
  • Editor-in-Chief, New York Employment Law & Practice, American Law Media (1999-2004)
  • Appointed by Governor Mario Cuomo to New York State Human Rights Law Advisory Committee, 1990-98
  • Super Lawyer, 2009-present
Teaching
  • Manhattanville School of Business, Fall 2013-present (Human Resources graduate courses)
  • St. John's University School of Law, 2000-2001 (Employment Arbitration course)
Community Service
  • Ackerman Institute for the Family, Board Member since 1996, currently Secretary of the Board
  • Weekday Nursery School, New Rochelle, New York, Board member since 2012
  • Volunteer Mediator, U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York, 1991-present
  • Arbitrator, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York, 1996-2015
  • National Council for Research on Women, former Board member 2012-15, and Secretary of the Board, 2013-15
  • Bronx Museum of the Arts, Board member 1994-2000, Chair of the Board 1997-2000
  • Westchester Vipers Youth Hockey Association, 1999-2011, Board member (2002-2011), Vice President (2006-2011)
  • New Rochelle Youth Baseball, 1997-2010, coach (1998-2010), Board member (2002-2010), League Commissioner (2004-2010)

Al Feliu has represented clients in all aspects of employment law and in a wide variety of commercial settings for over thirty-five years. Early in his career, after clerking for a federal judge, he represented management clients at prestigious international law firms, most notably with Paul Hastings, where he became a partner in 1991. In 1998, Mr. Feliu co-founded Vandenberg & Feliu, LLP, where he headed its Employment Law and Alternative Dispute Resolution practices. While at Vandenberg & Feliu he expanded his practice to include the counseling and representation of executives and employees. In June, 2016 Mr. Feliu established the Law Office of Alfred G. Feliu, PLLC, following the merger of Vandenberg & Feliu with Michelman & Robinson.

Mr. Feliu's legal advice is rooted in his wealth of experience from a multitude of perspectives - as counsel to management and individuals, as a neutral mediating disputes and resolving them as an arbitrator, and investigating such disputes as an independent investigator. Mr. Feliu's focus is on finding solutions to his clients' legal and business disputes rather than on promoting adversarial options. It is no coincidence that the first of his four books, published in 1988, was entitled Resolving Employment Disputes Without Litigation. Mr. Feliu recently served as the Chair of the Labor & Employment Law Section of the New York State Bar Association, and has held the position of EEO Officer for the Port of New York and New Jersey since 2006. He is also a Fellow of the College of Labor & Employment Lawyers and has been selected as a Super Lawyer every year since 2009.