Thomas P. Piekara is a Shareholder in the White Plains, New York office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Since joining Jackson Lewis in 1986, Mr. Piekara has specialized in traditional labor matters including providing advice to employers in preventive labor relations matters, corporate campaigns including the development of corporate philosophies, communications, and strategies for identifying and responding to a campaign, collective bargaining negotiations including the development of nationwide strategies for multi-facility negotiations, contract administration, labor disputes, training, mergers, acquisitions, management agreements, leases, and other corporate transactions, as well as the representation of employers before courts and administrative agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board. He is a member of the Firm's Hospitality Practice Group, and represents hospitality and food service industry clients throughout the United States.
Mr. Piekara also represents the Firm's clients before state and federal agencies and courts on matters respecting employment issues, including actions pertaining to prohibited discrimination, as well as judicial and related proceedings concerning employment agreements, and wrongful discharge. His practice also includes managing the Firm's relationships with major insurers in the defense of claims subject to Employment Practices Liability Insurance ("EPLI") as well as similar coverages related to workplace risks. He is a member of the Professional Liability Underwriters Society ("PLUS").
Mr. Piekara conducted his undergraduate studies at Le Moyne College, and received his B.S. Degree cum laude, in 1983. He received his Juris Doctor Degree from Albany Law School of Union University in 1986, where he was a member of the Albany Law Review. Mr. Piekara is admitted to the Bar in New York and U.S. District Courts, Southern and Eastern Districts of New York.