Established, Respected Legal Representation

The labor and employment lawyers of Pitta LLP are lifelong advocates for labor unions. Our attorneys grew up in labor. Our attorneys have a deep connection to labor. Our attorneys believe in labor. With offices in New York City, we are proud to advise and represent labor unions throughout New York and New Jersey.

We handle a variety of matters for our labor union clients, including grievance arbitration, collective bargaining negotiations, officer elections and governance and employment benefits law.

Contact us today if you need legal assistance with any of the following:

  • Labor and Employment Law
  • Employee Benefits / ERISA    
  • Political Campaign Compliance
  • Real Estate

The attorneys of Pitta LLP have been representing labor unions in New York City for more than four decades. We provide skilled and cost-effective representation to advance and bolster the interests of labor unions in a wide variety of industries and professions. While we advise and represent specific unions, we understand how assisting one union can directly benefit other unions. We think of our work as representing the institution of labor as a whole.

Call 212-652-3834 today to arrange your consultation.

Attorney Vincent F. Pitta

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1978
  • U.S. Federal Court, 1978
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1984

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1978
  • St Francis College, Brooklyn, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1972

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member

Attorney Jane Lauer Barker

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York, 1977
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 2010
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1994

Education:

  • University of Wisconsin Law School, Madison, Wisconsin
    • J.D. - 1976
    • Honors: American Jurisprudence Award in Constitutional Law
  • University of Wisconsin, Madison, Wisconsin
    • B.S. - 1973
    • Major: Journalism
    • Major: Mass Communication

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association, 2013 to 2016

Attorney Robert J. Bishop

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1976
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1980
  • U.S. Federal Courts, 1980
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1987

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 00/1975
  • Fordham University, Bronx, New York
    • B.A., Bachelor of Arts - 00/1972

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • Government Affairs Professionals, Inc. (GAP), Treasurer
  • American Bar Association, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • Association of the Bar of the City of New York, Member

Attorney Bruce J. Cooper

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1973
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit, 1986
  • U.S. Supreme Court, 1986
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1972
  • Long Island University
    • B.A. - 1969
    • Major: Political Science

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York County Lawyers Association

Attorney Joseph Farelli

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 1995
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 1995

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1994
  • The State University of New York, Buffalo, New York
    • B.S. (Aerospace Engineering) - 1988

Attorney Marcelle J. Henry

Bar Admissions:

  • Indiana, 2002
  • New York, 2001

Education:

  • Michigan State University College of Law, East Lansing, Michigan
    • J.D. - 1999
    • Honors: magna cum laude
    • Honors: Class Rank: Top 5%
    • Honors: Dean's List, 1997-1999
    • Honors: Harold E. Bledsoe Award; Merit Scholarships
    • Honors: Jurisprudence Achievement Awards for Constitutional Law I, Mortgages, and Juvenile Law
    • Honors: Delta Theta Phi Law Fraternity, Clerk of the Exchequer
    • Honors: Wolverine Student Bar Association, Treasurer
  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M., Master of Laws - 2001
    • Major: Taxation
  • Hofstra University
    • B.A. - 1996
    • Honors: With Distinction
    • Honors: Dean's List and National Dean's List, 1992-1996
    • Honors: Golden Key National Honor Society; Psi Chi (National Honor Society in Psychology)
    • Honors: Hofstra for Hempstead, Hempstead for Hofstra Scholarship
    • Major: Psychology

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • American Bar Association's Labor and Employment Law ("ABA LEL") Section Committee on Employee Benefits, Member
  • liaison of the Employee Benefits Committee ("EBC") to the Diversity in the Legal Profession Committee
  • Appointed as the Union Co-chair of the ABA's LEL Section Committee on Employee Benefits' Subcommittee on Regulation of Employee Health Care Benefit Plans, 2015

Languages Spoken:

  • French
  • Creole
  • Spanish
  • Haitian Creole

Attorney Vito R. Pitta

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2012

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn, New York
    • J.D. - 2011
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: Carlswell Scholar
  • Gallatin School of Individualized Study, New York University, New York, New York
    • B.A. - 2008
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Honors: Lewis Rudin Scholar
    • Honors: Founders’ Day Award recipient
    • Honors: Honors Scholar
    • Major: Law, language, and linguistics

Attorney Barry N. Saltzman

Bar Admissions:

  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals District of Columbia Circuit, 2019

Education:

  • Harvard Law School, Cambridge, Massachusetts
    • J.D., Doctor of Jurisprudence - 1979
  • Yeshiva University
    • B.A. - 1976

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • State Bar of New York, Member
  • New York State Bar Association, Member
  • American Bar Association, Member

Attorney Noelia Hurtado

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • University of Connecticut School of Law, Hartford, Connecticut
    • J.D.
    • Law Journal: Connecticut Insurance Law Journal, Developments and Topics Editor
  • Fordham University
    • B.A.
    • Major: Political Science
    • Major: Spanish/Latin Literature and Linguistics

Attorney Joseph M. Bonomo

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2014
  • New Jersey, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York, 2014
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey, 2014

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: cum laude
  • St. John's University , New York
    • B.S. - 2009
    • Major: Finance

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York Bar Association - Labor and Employment Group, Member, 2014 to Present

Attorney Andrew D. Midgen

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2014
  • Connecticut, 2015
  • New Jersey, 2013

Education:

  • St. John's University School of Law
    • J.D. - 2013
  • University of Massachusetts, Isenberg School of Management, Amherst, Massachusetts
    • B.S. - 2010
    • Honors: cum laude
    • Honors: With Honors

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Member
  • American Bar Association, Section on Labor and Employment Law
  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee

Attorney Bradford Gonzalez-Sussman

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2012

Education:

  • New York Law School, New York, New York
    • J.D.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
  • SUNY Albany, Albany, New York
    • B.A.
    • Honors: summa cum laude
    • Major: Political Science and Middle Eastern Studies

Attorney Michael Bauman
Of Counsel

Bar Admissions:

  • New York
  • New Jersey
  • District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Northern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court District of New Jersey
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 2nd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals 3rd Circuit, 1997

Education:

  • New York University School of Law, New York, New York
    • LL.M. - 1997
  • Yeshiva University Benjamin N. Cardozo School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 1990
  • Cornell University
    • B.S. - 1987
    • Major: Industrial and Labor Relations

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee, Member, 1995 to Present

Honors and Awards:

  • “AV” rating, Martindale-Hubble

Attorney Stephen Mc Quade
Of Counsel

Bar Admissions:

  • New York

Education:

  • Brooklyn Law School
    • J.D. 
  • University of Notre Dame
    • B.A.

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association, Member

Attorney Michael A. Palladino
Of Counsel

Bar Admissions:

  • New York, 2013
  • U.S. District Court Southern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court Eastern District of New York

Education:

  • Fordham University School of Law, New York, New York
    • J.D. - 2013
    • Honors: Dean's List
    • Honors: With High Honors
  • Fordham College of Business, New York
    • B.S. - 2010
    • Honors: With High Honors
    • Major: Management

Professional Memberships and Achievements:

  • New York State Bar Association, Member

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