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Ogletree Deakins Expands Employment Practice in New York City

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Ogletree Deakins, one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management, is pleased to welcome Stephen (Steve) Macri and Joseph (Joe) Cartafalsa as shareholders in the firm’s New York City office. Macri and Cartafalsa join Ogletree Deakins from Putney, Twombly, Hall & Hirson, where Macri served as chair of the firm’s labor and employment group and on the firm’s executive committee and Cartafalsa was a partner.

“Steve and Joe are well-known attorneys with strong practices who will contribute to the growth and continued success of our New York City office,” said Ronald Kreismann, managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ New York City office. “Their combined experience handling labor law issues and litigating employment law cases should be welcomed by employers who face an increasing number of claims specific to labor and employment law.”

Macri’s practice focuses on traditional labor law, as well as employment counseling and employment-related litigation. He has represented clients in a wide range of industries, including news media and information services, non-profit healthcare, financial services, manufacturing, social service providers, and foster care agencies. Macri has counseled employers on discrimination and sexual harassment, collective bargaining and other union matters, personnel policy development, mergers and corporate restructures, employment agreements, wage and hour issues, and occupational safety and health. He is a 1985 graduate of Cornell University.

Cartafalsa’s practice primarily consists of employment litigation and counseling, including trade secret and non-compete litigation. He has counseled clients on layoffs, mergers, corporate restructures, sexual harassment, discrimination, medical leaves and accommodations, and employment contracts. His practice also includes the defense of class/collective actions, multiple and single plaintiff claims before federal and state courts, Financial Industry Regulatory Authority (FINRA), and administrative agencies. Cartafalsa is a 1992 graduate of Fordham University School of Law and a 1989 graduate from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations. He is very active in Cornell University and Fordham Law School alumni affairs—currently serving as President of the Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations Alumni Association.

About Ogletree Deakins
Ogletree Deakins is one of the largest labor and employment law firms representing management in all types of employment-related legal matters. Premier client service, as outlined in the firm’s Client Pledge, is one of the firm’s top priorities and a cornerstone of its core values. U.S. News – Best Lawyers® “Best Law Firms” has named Ogletree Deakins a “Law Firm of the Year” for seven consecutive years. In 2018, the publication named Ogletree Deakins its “Law Firm of the Year” in the Litigation – Labor & Employment category. Ogletree Deakins has more than 850 attorneys located in 52 offices across the United States and in Europe, Canada, and Mexico. The firm represents a diverse range of clients, from small businesses to Fortune 50 companies.

Compliments of Ogletree Deakins – a member of the EACC in New York