Firm Overview

Nationwide WARN Act Litigation Law Firm

Our nationwide WARN (Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification) lawyers have over 75 years of combined experience. Our firm began to focus on WARN Act litigation in 1997. In the past decade, our firm has prosecuted over 100 WARN cases and has been appointed as class counsel in over 75 of these cases. Our firm has obtained cash recoveries for tens of thousands of employees whose WARN Act rights were violated. We work with employment law and bankruptcy law firms nationwide. We have a solid reputation for effectively representing claimants in federal class action WARN Act lawsuits. We have handled cases with as many as seven thousand class members and cases with as few as fifty. No one is too large or too small for us.

Our Nationwide Reputation

We are counsel to the Sugar Law Center, a well-known not-for-profit organization in Detroit, Michigan. The Sugar Law Center has testified before Congress on WARN Act violations. As part of a large national team, we have been appointed as co-counsel for law firms throughout the entire United States. Often, our colleagues in employment and bankruptcy firms ask us to assist because of our vast knowledge of WARN Act litigation.


We have recently filed WARN Act lawsuits against a number of the largest subprime mortgage lenders who have filed for bankruptcy, including People' s Choice Home Loan (Bankruptcy Court CA), Mortgage Lender's Network (Bankruptcy Court DE), New Century Financial (Bankruptcy Court DE) and American Home Mortgage (Bankruptcy Court DE).

Our Partners

John C. Lankenau, our senior WARN Act litigation attorney, graduated from Cornell Law School in 1955. Mr. Lankenau also has a Master of Laws in Taxation from New York University. He founded his own law firm with Ed Koch, who later became NYC mayor. In 1997, Mr. Lankenau began focusing his legal representation on federal class actions suits under the WARN Act. He is admitted to all courts in the State of New York, the United States Supreme Court, the First and Second Circuit Courts of Appeal and the District Courts for the Southern and Eastern District of New York.

Stuart J. Miller graduated from Columbia Law School in 1987. He has dedicated his legal career to litigation and has been a nationwide WARN lawyer representing WARN claimants in Federal Class Action suits since 1997. He has handled dozens of complex cases involving the interplay between the WARN Act and Bankruptcy.

Contact Us

If you were laid off, if your place of employment closed without proper warning, or if your company has moved its operations to a foreign country--you may have rights under the WARN Act. Contact a nationwide WARN Act litigation attorney at Lankenau & Miller. Call (212) 581-5005.

If you have been let go from your job as part of a mass layoff or plant closing without 60 days written notice, you may have rights under the WARN Act.