Dave Sherwyn
Dave Sherwyn
Consultant, Ithaca
Formerly: Server, Bartender
  • B.S., Cornell University;
  • J.D., Cornell Law School.

As an attorney, I have a great passion for giving back to my alma mater Cornell University, and her hometown Ithaca, NY. As a student, I worked my way through school bartending and serving at Ruloff’s in Ithaca’s Collegetown—where I now hold 10% ownership. It’s not an investment; it’s a civic duty! I currently operate as a professor for Hotel Administration School for Cornell, as well as serving as director of the Cornell Institute for Hospitality Labor and Employment Relations. One of my specialties with Cornell is hospitality industry roundtables, of which I’ve run 30 since I spear-headed Cornell’s first roundtable in 2002.

Besides my twenty years as a Cornell faculty member, I’m also a research fellow at the Center for Labor and Employment Law at New York University’s School of Law. My writing has been published in Northwestern Law Review, Stanford Law Review, UC Hasting Law Journal, Indiana Law Journal, Berkeley Journal of Labor and Employment Law, Fordham Law Review, University of Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Law Journal, and the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly.

At the end of the day, once all the law and academia gets put away, I love to spend time with my wife and four kids. From getting a good outdoors workout in, to cheering on the Mets (and Knicks, and Jets!), our time spent together is an invaluable resource to me to get me excited to keep working hard for my clients.