Stephen Silvestri > Jackson Lewis P.C. > Baltimore, United States > Lawyer Profile

Jackson Lewis P.C.
United States


Stephen M. Silvestri is a principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has 30 years of experience representing companies, public sector employers, and institutions of higher learning in complex labor disputes, and has acted as their chief spokesperson and bargaining strategist in negotiations throughout the country.

He also has substantial experience in NLRB hearings and related federal court litigation often on complex issues such as impasse disputes, single employer issues and secondary boycotts.

Steve provides advice on union avoidance and election campaigns. He is lead counsel in EEO jury trials in state and federal courts, employee benefits litigation, labor arbitrations and restrictive covenant litigation.

Steve is primary labor and trial counsel to employers in a broad range of industries, including, higher education, health care, retail, transportation and manufacturing.

In addition to his litigation and bargaining practice, Steve is transactional counsel providing advice to asset and stock purchase parties on labor contracts, and union fund obligations and risks.

For the six years prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Steve was the head of the labor law practice at a leading competitor firm. Prior to that, he served as chief outside counsel to an international manufacturing company with facilities throughout the United States. During law school, he was the law clerk to the Honorable John Fanning, chair of the National Labor Relations Board.

Lawyer Rankings

United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Boutique law firm Jackson Lewis P.C. is noted for defending clients before trial and appellate courts as well as arbitration proceedings involving wage and hour claims, discrimination and harassment allegations as well as trade secret and antitrust cases. Skilled in class, collective and single-plaintiff cases, the team benefits from the ability to leverage the firm’s e-discovery capabilities when handling complex litigation. It is managed by Orange County-based Samantha Hoffman and chaired by Kevin Lauri in New York. The class action and complex litigation practice group is jointly led by wage and hour experts Mia Farber in Los Angeles, David Golder in Hartford and Eric Magnus in Atlanta. Nadine Abrahams in Chicago directs the general employment litigation practice group alongside Orlando-based litigator Stephanie Adler-Paindiris. Other key names include Stephen Silvestri in Baltimore, Debra Weiss Ford in Portsmouth and Katherine Van Dyke in Detroit. Reynaldo Velazquez, formerly at Ford & Harrison LLP,  joined the Miami office in November 2021 and Garen Dodge, formerly at Epstein Becker & Green, P.C., joined the Washington DC office in July 2021. Las Vegas-based Lisa McClane left the firm in June 2021 for Fisher & Phillips.