Thomas J. Cole Jr.

Thomas J. Cole Jr.

Partner

Philadelphia, PA
Phone: 215.981.4507    Fax: 215.981.4750

colet@pepperlaw.com

Representative examples of Mr. Cole’s work include the following:

  • obtained summary judgment on behalf of employer in multi-plaintiff ERISA action
  • obtained complete dismissal of discrimination and harassment claims against college professor and college
  • obtained arbitration award in employer’s favor where union sought to set aside a significant relocation of employer’s operations saving over a million dollars
  • successful settlement of significant DOL wage and hour audits on behalf of clients in retail, technology and manufacturing
  • negotiation and drafting of employment and separation agreements
  • drafting and enforcement of restrictive covenant agreements
  • advice and counseling large scale reductions in force, including WARN Act issues
  • advised large organizations in marketing and professional services with respect to the wage and hour issues associated with an overhaul of their compensation systems
  • successful negotiation of collective bargaining agreements in manufacturing facilities involving Teamsters and Steelworkers
  • obtained arbitration award on behalf of employer against substantial severance and bonus claims by a former executive
  • obtained trial verdict rejecting all but one of former sales executive’s claims for substantial commissions
  • obtained a broad order, including an award of penalties, against a Philadelphia electrical union on behalf of a local contractor
  • successful representation of retailers, manufacturers, and transportation companies in defeating attempts by certain unions to organize employees
  • conducted nationwide harassment training for a manufacturer of pharmaceutical devices.

Education

  • J.D., cum laude, New England School of Law, 1989
  • B.A., Brown University, 1986

Bar Admissions

  • New Jersey
  • Pennsylvania

Court Admissions

  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania

Clerkships

  • Hon. Vincent A. Cirillo, President Judge: Superior Court of Pennsylvania, Bala Cynwyd, PA

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