Stephen J. Macri has worked collaboratively and exclusively with management clients for more than thirty years to achieve successful outcomes on complex workplace legal issues. Mr. Macri emphasizes close and regular contact with clients in order to develop strategic plans and proactive initiatives that will avoid litigation or, if unavoidable, will maximize the client’s prospects for efficient and effective resolution. In addition to daily counseling on employee relations issues, he serves frequently as chief spokesperson for management in collective bargaining negotiations. He also appears regularly throughout the nation before courts, arbitration tribunals and administrative agencies to defend employers in arbitrations, employment discrimination actions, labor board proceedings, and class/collective action litigation.
Mr. Macri represents private employers in virtually all industries including news media and information services, financial services, healthcare, human services, higher education, and manufacturing, as well as numerous not-for-profit cemeteries and social service agencies. He counsels employers on the full range of human resource concerns including: employment discrimination and sexual harassment; collective bargaining and matters involving unions; merger and corporate restructuring; personnel policy development and administration; independent contractor and employment agreements; wage and hour compliance; and occupational safety and health. He also lectures before industry and employer association groups, leads training courses, and assists clients with workplace investigations on these areas of the law.
Mr. Macri has been recognized as a leading labor and employment lawyer by The Best Lawyers in America, and as a New York Metro Area Super Lawyer. Mr. Macri received his law degree from Cornell University where he served as Chancellor of the Moot Court Board. Lafayette College awarded his bachelor’s degree magna cum laude and elected him to Phi Beta Kappa. Outside of work, Steve participates in the work of various charitable organizations, and serves as a board member for three high schools and two social service charities.