Before joining Calcagni & Kanefsky, Tom served as an associate attorney at an international labor and employment litigation firm, providing advice and counsel to clients regarding various employment-related issues. Tom defended employers in New York and New Jersey state and federal courts in the areas of discrimination, harassment, retaliation, reasonable accommodation, wage and hour actions, and Department of Labor audits.
Tom previously served as Assistant Corporation Counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Division of the New York City Law Department, defending the City of New York, its agencies, and high-ranking employees in federal and state court actions and special proceedings concerning federal, state, and city discrimination, retaliation, and wage and hour claims.
Tom began his legal career as a judicial clerk for Judge Lisa A. Firko of the Superior Court of New Jersey, Family Division, Bergen County.
Tom was chosen to participate in the Summer Honors Program at the New York City Law Department while in law school. He was also chosen for a Dean’s Merit Scholarship and received the Pro Bono award.