Thomas J. Bender - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Thomas J. Bender

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2013
Phone: 267-402-3001

On August 15, 2012, Tom Bender, along with Jeremy Roth, was elected Co-President and Managing Director of the firm.  Prior to his election, Tom focused his practice on representing clients in labor relations matters, including:

  • Collective bargaining negotiations
  • Arbitrations
  • Organizing drives
  • Unfair labor practice proceedings

He also represented clients in ERISA and other benefit plan litigation arising from collectively bargained pension and health and welfare plans. Tom has handled a wide variety of claims before the National Labor Relations Board, and federal and State courts, with particular expertise in:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Employee Retirement Income Security Act
  • The Labor Management Relations Act

With a diverse range of clients, Tom places special emphasis on the following industries:

  • Transportation
  • Truck manufacturing
  • Health Care
  • Energy
  • Waste management
  • Hospitality

Tom was a founding member of Littler Mendelson's Philadelphia office, serving as office managing shareholder for nine years, and  was also a member of the firm’s Board of Directors, prior to his election as Co-President and Managing Director.

United States Naval AcademyBS Catholic University of AmericaJ.D.
American Bar Association Pennsylvania Bar AssociationPhiladelphia Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Virginia

Office Location

Three Parkway, Suite 1400
1601 Cherry Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
United States

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment