Cozen O’Connor: Giotto, Thomas S.

Thomas S. Giotto

Co-Chair, Labor & Employment Department


(412) 620-6550

(412) 275-2390

Thomas is co-chair of the firm's Labor & Employment Department and concentrates his practice on representing management in many aspects of labor, employment, and employment-related litigation. Tom’s traditional labor practice includes representing employers during union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining, and grievance arbitrations. He has represented employers in litigation involving race, sex, sexual harassment, age and disability discrimination, and against claims alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, COBRA, and wrongful discharge and related common law claims.

Tom has experience speaking on a range of employment law topics. Tom has been named one of the top labor law attorneys since 2006 in Chambers USA. Since 2004, he has been consistently selected to the Pennsylvania Super Lawyers list. He has been featured in The Best Lawyers in America® since 2006. Tom was also named Best Lawyers' 2013 Pittsburgh Employment Law – Management Lawyer of the Year.

Tom received his bachelor’s degree from the Pennsylvania State University and he earned his law degree from Duquesne University School of Law.



64 Cozen O'Connor Attorneys Named Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

May 21, 2019

Super Lawyers has selected 64 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to the 2019 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

57 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers, 16 Practices Earn Top Recognition in Chambers USA 2019 Guide

April 25, 2019

Chambers USA, the leading annual guide to the top lawyers and law firms in the USA, has ranked 57 Cozen O’Connor lawyers as leaders in their respective fields in the Guide’s 2019 edition.

Six Cozen O'Connor Labor & Employment Attorneys Recognized by Benchmark Litigation

January 28, 2019

Benchmark Litigation has named six attorneys from Cozen O'Connor’s Labor & Employment department as Labor & Employment Stars for their respective regions.

126 Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 22, 2018

One hundred twenty-six Cozen O’Connor lawyers from 20 of the firm’s national offices have been selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition of The Best Lawyers in America.

Fifty-four Cozen O’Connor Attorneys Named 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars

June 12, 2018

Super Lawyers has named 54 Cozen O'Connor attorneys to its 2018 Pennsylvania Super Lawyers and Rising Stars lists.

How do you manage a practice when your team's around the country?

April 10, 2018

Joe Tilson, Tom Giotto, and Alex Barbour of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, were quoted in the April issue of Chicago Lawyer Magazine discussing the rewards and challenges of working with team members in cities across the nation.

Six Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named 2018 “Lawyers of the Year” by Best Lawyers in America

September 29, 2017

Cozen O’Connor is proud to announce that six of the firm’s lawyers have been recognized as “Lawyers of the Year” in their respective practices by Best Lawyers in America, one of the oldest and most highly regarded peer review publications in the legal profession.

Cozen O’Connor Bucks Trend by Expanding Employment Law Practice

September 25, 2017

Joe Tilson and Tom Giotto, Co-Chairs of Cozen O'Connor's Labor & Employment department, were featured in Bloomberg Law Big Law Business discussing the firm's aggressive growth of the department.

100 Cozen O’Connor Lawyers Named to the Best Lawyers in America

August 23, 2017

Lawyers were selected for inclusion in the 2018 edition based on a rigorous peer-review that has been developed and defined for more than 30 years.

Two Years Post-Merge, Cozen O'Connor Hitting Growth Goals in Labor Practice

August 10, 2017

Our Labor & Employment department was featured in an article by the Chicago Daily Law Bulletin.

Cozen O’Connor Launches Full-Service Pittsburgh Office With Three Former Leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney

May 03, 2017

Cozen O’Connor has launched a full-service Pittsburgh office with three former leaders of Buchanan Ingersoll & Rooney PC: labor and employment attorney Thomas Giotto, corporate attorney Jeremy Garvey, and complex commercial and health care litigator Gene Giotto.

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What’s Trending in Labor and Employment Law

May 23, 2019 - Pittsburgh, PA

Sports Law for Rookies & Veterans 2018

June 06, 2018 - Minneapolis, MN

Hot Issues in Labor and Employment Law

April 17, 2018 - Pittsburgh, PA

Labor and Employment Law Update

June 14, 2017 - Philadelphia, PA

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  • Duquesne University School of Law, J.D., 1983
  • Pennsylvania State University, B.A., 1976

Awards & Honors

2018 Pittsburgh Employment Law-Management "Lawyer of the Year" by Best Lawyers in America

Best Lawyers in America 2007-2020

Chambers USA, 2006-2019

Benchmark Labor & Employment Star for the Northeast

Pennsylvania Super Lawyers 2019

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