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									Michael J. DiMattia
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, New York 10105-0106
T: 212.548.7009
F: 212.715.2312

Mr. DiMattia represents management in every aspect of the employer-employee relationship
including the defense of employment discrimination actions and common law employment
litigation. He regularly counsels clients on preventative labor relations methods including auditing
employment policies. He is also actively involved in wage and hour claims, union organizing
drives, unfair labor practice proceedings, grievance and arbitration proceedings, collective
bargaining negotiations, as well as representation of single and multi-employer benefit funds.

He represents a variety of clients in a wide spectrum of industries that range from international
airlines to local retailers. Other areas of client concentration include manufacturers, service
companies, health care institutions, restaurants, landlords, real estate management, cleaning
maintenance and security companies.

Mr. DiMattia is a member of the New York State and American Bar Associations, including the
Committee on the Development of the Law Under the NLRA. He also is a contributing editor to
the Developing Labor Law treatise.

Practice Areas
   • Hospitality & Resorts
   • Labor & Employment

Representative Matters
   • Fair employment issues such as discrimination, harassment and retaliation
   • Employee contract, tort, whistle blower and public policy claims for wrongful discharge
   • Wage and hour administrative and court proceedings
   • Welfare, pension plan and other employee benefits litigation under ERISA, COBRA and
   •     Suits arising under plant closing and employment termination notice statutes, such as
         WARN and comparable state and local statutes
   •     Acquisitions, mergers, relocations, expansion and contraction of businesses
   •     Disputes based on collective bargaining agreements and NLRB actions
   •     Union avoidance issues
   •     Negotiation of collective bargaining agreements
   •     Injunction and other litigation proceedings in connection with strikes and picketing

   • Albany Law School of Union University, Albany, New York, J.D., 1978
   • Cornell University, Ithaca, New York, B.A., 1975

   •     Named a New York "Super Lawyer," Law & Politics, 2010

Previous Experience
   • Partner, Ross & Hardies, New York, New York
   • Trial Attorney, National Labor Relations Board, 1978-1983

   • Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law

   • "Does Anybody Work Here Anymore? How to Comply with the ADA and FMLA and Still
      Run a Business," February 28, 2002
   • "To Arbitrate or Not to Arbitrate: Employers’ Use of Mandatory Arbitration After Circuit
      City," November 27, 2001
   • "The Ins and Outs of Upsizing and Downsizing," June 13, 2001
   • "Sexual Harassment - What Employers Can Do Today to Avoid Large Jury Awards
      Tomorrow," April 4, 2001

Speaking Engagements
   • "Pension Reform: New Protections for Employees; New Challenges for Employers. A
       Look at the Pension Protection Act of 2006," Airline Human Resources Association,
       February 8, 2007
   • "Safeguarding Confidential Information," ACC AMERICA (Association of Corporate
       Counsel), Westchester/Southern Connecticut (WESFACCA), Chapter, January 26, 2005
   • "Labor Challenges Facing Health Care Facilities," New York Association of Homes and
       Services for the Aging, May 17-20, 2004
   • "Employment Arbitration and Labor Arbitration: Comparisons, Contrasts and Concerns,"
       New York State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Fall Meeting,
       November 1, 2000
   • "Minimizing Your Exposure to Large Jury Awards for Employee-Based Lawsuits,"
       American Institute of Public Certified Accountants, June 15, 2000

Professional Affiliations
   • New York State Bar Association
   • American Bar Association
   • New York
   • U.S. Court of Appeals for the 2nd Circuit
   • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
   • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of New York

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