Tom Chiavetta is a skilled litigator with a long track record of success representing companies in high-stakes labor and employment matters. Drawing on nearly 15 years of experience, Tom works closely with clients to devise and execute winning strategies in class action lawsuits, labor arbitrations, Railway Labor Act litigation, discrimination cases, and whistleblower proceedings.
While working with a variety of clients, Tom has particular experience representing those in the transportation industry. For more than a decade, Tom has worked closely with several of the country's largest freight railroads and airlines on some of their most important and high-profile matters, including nationwide collective bargaining negotiations, threatened work stoppages, and arbitrations concerning employee pay and health care benefits.
In addition to practicing in federal court, Tom has extensive experience litigating before administrative agencies. In recent years, Tom has tried and won five cases pending before the U.S. Department of Labor and successfully obtained the dismissal of dozens of whistleblower claims investigated by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA).
Tom is an active member of the American Bar Association's Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee. He has spoken on a variety of topics at railroad and airline labor law conferences and is an editor of The Railway Labor Act treatise.
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- March 10, 2016
American Bar Association, Section of Labor and Employment Law, Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee Midwinter Meeting -- What Is a Carrier?
- University of Notre Dame (J.D. cum laude 2007; Article Editor, Notre Dame Law Review); Cedarville University (B.A. summa cum laude 2004)
- District of Columbia, New York, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fourth and Sixth Circuits, and U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and District of Maryland
- Intern, Department of Homeland Security, Dallas, Texas (Summer 2005)