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Tom Plotkin advises clients on a range of domestic and international labor and employment issues. His domestic practice focuses on hiring and firing, discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, wage and hour, trade secrets, non-competition, and other issues arising under federal and state employment laws. His international practice involves assisting companies in developing strategies and policies for managing cross-border workforces.

  • Conducted internal workplace cultural investigation at major technology company.
  • Represented U.S. government contractor in discrimination proceedings before the EEOC.
  • Negotiated settlement of potential corruption-related retaliation claims by former employees of a global food and beverage company.
  • Drafted global workplace policies for an international energy company.
  • Assisted sports client in the development of an ADA-compliant website.
  • Advised on major technology’s company workplace recording policies.
  • Developed international human rights compliance policy for international mechanical supplier.

Pro Bono

  • Successfully obtained injunction of ban on transgender military services. See e.g., Stone v. Trump, 280 F. Supp. 3d 747 (D. Md. 2017).
  • Represented behavioral health organization in mediation before the EEOC.
  • Drafted and filed an amicus brief with Pennsylvania Supreme Court that was cited several times in the Court’s decision to increase opportunities for expungement of criminal records.
  • Successfully appealed the denial of SSI benefits to a 9-year old boy suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. 

Previous Experience

  • White House Intern for labor and employment policy.
  • Legal Extern in the United States Department of State, Office of Employment Law.