My Services

  • Negotiate on your behalf or advise you on how best to negotiate for yourself.
  • Analyze contracts, educate you on what they require, advise you of the areas of concern, advise you on how to address power differentials and help you revise and enforce contracts to your benefit.
  • Train you or your employees, individually or in small or large groups.
  • I can teach anyone how to negotiate, or negotiate better, using traditional and/or collaborative techniques.
  • I provide prepackaged or customized training in negotiations, representation, advocacy, sexual harassment and other workplace and legal areas.
Handshake over a contract

Debra Osofsky

My Background

I have worked many years as a labor-relations lawyer and I am a negotiator, administrator, problem-solver and teacher with a diverse portfolio. With a Harvard Law degree and more than 25 years experience, I can provide the highest quality negotiation, contract and workplace advice and assistance, as well as pre-packaged or tailored training for you or your staff, without the big-firm mark-up. I have taught at Rutgers University and currently teach for the Scheinman Institute at Cornell University. I provide direct services, counsel and advice to organizations small and large, as well as to individuals.


“We are fortunate to have Debra Osofsky as an adjunct instructor in our Labor Relations and Conflict Resolution professional programs. Debra brings a wealth of practical knowledge and experience along with academic grounding to our workshops. She’s an engaging and thoughtful instructor who works equally well with managers and union leaders.”

Sally Klingel
Director, Labor-Management Programs at Scheinman Institute on Conflict Resolution
Cornell University
Ithaca NY

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