Interview With Attorney Isaac Kaufman

Will interviews Isaac Kaufman of Law Enforcement Labor Services about a case out of Richfield, Minnesota involving the public policy exception. The case started in arbitration and eventually ended up in the Minnesota Supreme Court, where Kaufman and his client prevailed.



Isaac Kaufman has served since 2008 as General Counsel for Law Enforcement Labor Services, Inc. (LELS), the largest law enforcement union in Minnesota. As head of the LELS legal department, Mr. Kaufman advises members on a wide range of issues concerning the negotiation and enforcement of LELS labor agreements. He also travels throughout the state representing members in Internal Affairs investigations, grievance arbitrations, and litigation.

Isaac has a Bachelor’s degree from Wesleyan University and a Juris Doctor degree from Northwestern University. Before coming to LELS, he was employed as an Assistant Corporation Counsel for the City of New York, and as a Senior Associate for with the law firm of Ratwik, Roszak & Maloney.