Shelby Silverman's practice focuses on representing employers in labor relations proceedings, including collective bargaining negotiations and arbitrations, and employment litigations.

During her career, Shelby has developed a deep understanding of venue operations and the labor and employment issues connected with operating cultural institutions and entertainment venues.

Shelby represents many of the City’s cultural institutions and other entertainment venues in connection with collective bargaining negotiations and other labor matters, such as Carnegie Hall, Lincoln Center for the Performing Arts, Jazz at Lincoln Center, City Center, Brooklyn Academy of Music, Madison Square Garden, Radio City Music Hall, Beacon Theatre, and Yankee Stadium. In addition, Shelby represents clients in employment matters, including litigations, federal, state, and local employment agency proceedings, training, and day-to-day counseling.

Shelby is also labor and employment counsel for Turning Point Brooklyn (and serves on its Board of Directors), and Brooklyn Community Services, two not-for-profit organizations serving the Brooklyn community.

Shelby graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor of Arts degree in political science. She received her J.D. from the Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law in 2006, joined KM&M as an associate that September, and became a partner in 2017.


  • J.D., Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law
  • B.A., University of Maryland