THOMAS M. LAMBERTI

Of Counsel

tlamberti@putneylaw.com
(212) 682-0020

Admissions

New York

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Education

Law School: Harvard Law School

Undergraduate: Fordham University
Honors/Activities: Cum Laude

Biography

THOMAS M. LAMBERTI is responsible for counseling and representing employers in a wide variety of labor and employment matters. He has over 35 years of experience representing clients in state and federal courts and before governmental agencies. Mr. Lamberti represents clients in the health care, construction, and service industries as well as local governments. He is frequently called upon to advise employers on their rights and obligations under numerous employment related laws and statutes, including civil rights laws, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, and state employment laws.

Mr. Lamberti has extensive experience in public sector labor law. Since the adoption of New York State’s Taylor Law in 1968 he has represented municipalities in union organizing campaigns, negotiation of collective bargaining agreements, arbitrations regarding contract interpretation and discipline, improper practice proceedings before the Public Employment Relations Board, interest arbitrations in police and fire labor disputes and disciplinary hearings under the Civil Service Law. In addition he has represented municipalities in litigation involving issues under the Civil Service and Retirement and Social Security Law.

He was a founding director in the Long Island chapter of the Industrial Relations Research Association and served as director from 1979 to 1986. Mr. Lamberti has appeared on many panels for the American Arbitration Association, New York State Public Employment Relations Board and the Cornell School of Industrial Labor Relations. He was a member of the Executive Committee of the Labor and Employment Section of the New York Stater Bar Association from 1982 to 1989.

Community Service/Nonprofits/etc

Former Trustee of the Village of Garden City (2005-2009)

Former Vice President and Director of the International Obsessive Compulsive Disorder Foundation (2000-2010)

Member of Advisory Board for New Ground (2011-present)

Member of the President’s Council of Fordham University (2004-present)

Citizen of the Year Award from the Garden City Chamber of Commerce in 1999