Robert J. Tomaso: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Robert J. Tomaso

Partner
St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone314.345.6433

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AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Healthcare
  • Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals
  • ERISA/Employee Benefits Litigation
  • Labor & Employment
  • Ancillary Service Providers
  • Employee Stock Ownership Plans
  • Hospitals & Health Systems
  • Post-Acute Care Providers
  • Physicians & Other Professionals
 
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.345.6433
Fax: 314.480.1505
http://www.huschblackwell.com/bob-tomaso/
 
University Washington and Lee University, B.A., summa cum laude, 1985 Distinguished Military Graduate, Phi Beta Kappa
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Virginia School of Law, J.D., 1989 Virginia Environmental Law Journal, Senior Editorial Board Member
 
Admitted1989, Missouri; 1989, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Missouri; 1996, U.S. District Court, Central District of Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Southern District of Illinois; 1996, U.S. District Court, Western District of Missouri; 1996, U.S. Court of Appeals, Eighth Circuit; 1997, U.S. Court of Appeals, Seventh Circuit; 2002, U.S. Supreme Court; 2007, U.S. Court of Appeals, Tenth Circuit
 
Memberships 

Professional Associations and Memberships
•American Bar Association, EEO Committee, Labor and Employment Section
•American Health Lawyers Association, Labor and Employment Practice Group, Vice Chair, 2013-2014
•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
•The Missouri Bar

 
Biography

Bob is a veteran labor and employment attorney, with a concentration in the healthcare field. As a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry team, he is increasingly being called upon for his experienced counsel to various healthcare employers regarding the rising tide of wage-based class and collective action lawsuits being filed across the country.

Examples where Bob has achieved favorable results include:
•A Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) lawsuit where the plaintiffs alleged they missed meal breaks that had been automatically deducted from their pay.
•A public policy wrongful discharge lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged he was discharged for reporting regulatory violations.
•A noncompete dispute where another healthcare institution attempted to prevent a manager from becoming employed by the firm's client.

Bob has served as first chair in numerous trials involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employment discrimination in federal and state courts and has obtained summary judgment for defendants in more than 50 employment discrimination lawsuits. He has defended appeals of favorable employment decisions before the 7th, 8th and 10th U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.

In addition, Bob has represented management before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and drafted and negotiated collective bargaining agreements. He regularly advises employers concerning regulatory issues, including wage and hour and plant-closing laws.

Bob is the Managing Partner of Husch Blackwell's St. Louis office, a member of the firm's Partner Board and a former member of the Executive Board. He also is an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching “Legal Aspects of Human Resource Management” since 1997. He is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.

Awards and Recognitions
The Best Lawyers In America, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, 2006-2015
Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2009-2014
•Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment Litigation: Defense, 2005-2014; Top 100, 2008; Top 50 St. Louis, 2008, 2012
St. Louis Business Journal, 40 Under 40, 2002

Civic Involvement
•The First Tee of Greater St. Louis, Board of Directors, Fundraising Chair, 2010-present
•Friends of St. Luke's Hospital, Board of Directors
•Saint Louis Art Museum, Beaux Arts Council
•St. Louis Police Athletic League, Board of Directors, 2002-2011
•Washington & Lee University, Alumni Board of Directors, 1996-2000

Experience
•Defended a nursing home management company from a FLSA lawsuit where the plaintiffs alleged they missed meal breaks that had been automatically deducted from their pay.
•Counseled a nursing home management company in a public policy wrongful discharge lawsuit where the plaintiff alleged he was discharged for reporting regulatory violations.
•Defended a nursing home management company in a noncompete dispute where another healthcare institution attempted to prevent a manager from becoming employed by the firm's client.

Business Insights

Business Insights
10.15.14 Fall Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
5.08.14 Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
9.18.13 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
5.09.13 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
12.18.12 Healthcare Horizons Webinar Series: On The Clock: The Wage and Hour Claims
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Webinar
5.24.12 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
10.05.11 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
10.07.10 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
10.20.09 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO
9.18.08 Labor & Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

In The News
10.24.14 Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers and Rising Stars 2014 Names 83 Husch Blackwell Attorneys; Six Receive Top Honors
News Release
8.19.14 Husch Blackwell Boasts 106 Best Lawyers on 2015 List, Seven “Lawyers of the Year”
Energy & Natural Resources Financial Services Food & Agribusiness Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation News Release
6.30.14 Husch Blackwell No. 12 among Modern Healthcare's Largest Healthcare Law Firms; No. 5 on AHLA's List
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals News Release
5.23.14 Chambers USA 2014 Gives Husch Blackwell High Rankings in Nine Areas of Law; 40 Attorneys Recognized
Energy & Natural Resources Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction News Release
10.16.13 In Missouri, 76 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named 2013 Super Lawyers & Rising Stars
News Release
8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 “Lawyers of the Year”
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release
6.14.13 Husch Blackwell Named a Top 10 Firm by the American Health Lawyers Association
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals News Release
6.03.13 Husch Blackwell Receives High Rankings, Praise from Clients in Chambers USA 2013
News Release
10.15.12 A Combined 84 Husch Blackwell Attorneys are Named 2012 Super Lawyers and Rising Stars in Missouri and Nebraska
News Release
8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release

 
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Robert J. Tomaso

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441




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