Ian Poulos is an Associate with Gerstman Schwartz & Malito, LLP. He represents clients in a variety of matters, including labor and employment, disability, personal injury, administrative, and business disputes.
While attending Notre Dame Law School, Ian primarily focused his studies on labor and employment law. He received the Dean’s Award for writing the best paper in his Law & Disabilities class. Upon graduation, he was awarded the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law-BNA, Inc. award for excellence in the Study of Labor & Employment Law. While studying for the bar exam, he entered a national writing competition hosted by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, where his paper on medical marijuana ultimately placed third.
Ian holds an undergraduate degree in Labor Studies, with a minor in Economics, from Hofstra University Honors College. He graduated with High Departmental Honors, summa cum laude, as a member of Phi Beta Kappa. His senior thesis, Employee Ownership in America: An Examination of Equity, Voice, and Job Quality, was recognized with an Honorable Mention by the University’s Undergraduate Library Research Award committee, which honors outstanding research and writing by graduating seniors at the nomination of faculty. Before graduation, he was presented with the Most Promising Labor Studies Student Award by the Labor & Employment Relations Association.
In his spare time, Ian engages in extracurricular writing. His comments and analysis have been featured in prominent news outlets and journals such as Newsday, New York Daily News, Crain’s New York Business, and the Regional Labor Review. He is a member of numerous professional groups and associations, including the American Bar Association Section of Labor and Employment Law, the New York State Bar Association, the Notre Dame Club of Long Island, and the Notre Dame Lawyers of New York City.
Ian is admitted to practice in New York State, the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit, and the United States District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York.