Robert Molofsky, an experienced labor and employment law attorney, recognized transit policy expert and accomplished federal and state legislative strategist, has been Of Counsel to the firm since November 2010. Mr. Molofsky is a member of the New York; District of Columbia and the U. S. Supreme Court bars.
As General Counsel (1996-2006) and Legislative Director (1981-1996) to the International Amalgamated Transit Union, Mr. Molofsky advised and represented the International Executive Officers and local unions on significant legal matters, internal governance and HR concerns, regulatory, legislative, organizing, arbitration and collective bargaining issues, drug and alcohol testing, as well as transit employee protections, health and pension/401(k) plans, and compliance with federal and state campaign finance laws. He represented the ATU union before the U.S. Congress, federal agencies, including the NLRB, Departments of Labor and Transportation, EEOC, FMCS, IRS, state legislatures, the AFL-CIO, and transportation industry groups. Robert has testified many times before the U.S. Congress on transit policy and labor matters; transit safety and security issues, privatization, drug and alcohol testing, FLSA and ADA issues. Mr. Molofsky has also worked with many other transit unions on Federal highway/transit legislation, commercial drivers’ license, drug and alcohol and charter bus regulations and other legislative and regulatory matters.
From 2006-2010, Mr. Molofsky served as Vice President/Special Counsel for the AFL-CIO Building Investment Trust, a $1.7 billion real estate equity fund; Vice President for Institutional Advancement for the National Labor College and Regional Marketing Director for the AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust, a $3.9 billion fixed income investment company. He was a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board, Region 22, Newark, NJ, from 1977-1981 and worked as an Industrial and Labor Relations specialist with the US Department of Labor from 1972-1977.
Mr. Molofsky received his Bachelor’s degree from Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations and J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law. Robert is a Fellow in the College Labor and Employment Lawyers; the 2008 recipient of the Judge William Groat Award for distinguished professional accomplishments and service to Cornell University’s ILR School. Since 2004 he has been an adjunct professor for the University. He is also a member of the AFL-CIO Lawyers Coordinating Committee and the ABA labor law section.