Thomas J. Flaherty - Littler Mendelson P.C.

Thomas J. Flaherty

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2007
Phone: 703-286-3122

Thomas J. Flaherty's practice encompasses most areas of employment and labor law, including litigation and advice involving both individual and class action matters. He represents clients in state and federal courts and in arbitration. He has litigation experience in matters involving:

  • Title VII and Section 1981 of the Civil Rights Acts
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Unfair competition and trade secret laws
  • Employment agreements and sales commissions
  • The National Labor Relations Act

Tom has experience in class action litigation cases under the employment discrimination and the wage-hour laws, and in handling litigation involving executive agreements and sales commission plans, as well as in multi-plaintiff litigation in harassment and downsizing cases. He has also defended clients in actions filed by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Justice and the Lawyers Committee for Civil Rights and other advocacy groups.

On the traditional labor side, Tom's experience includes:

  • Negotiating labor contracts
  • Arbitrations
  • Union organizing campaigns, strikes, picketing and handbilling
  • Unfair labor practice charge investigation and hearings
  • Representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board through hearing and appeal

Tom is the founder and office managing shareholder of Littler Mendelson's Virginia office. Before joining Littler Mendelson, he was the managing partner in the Northern Virginia office of a national general practice firm. He was previously partner and head of a Northern Virginia labor and employment practice, where he also served as firm-wide recruiting chair. After law school, he served as a law clerk to the Honorable W. Arthur Garrity, Jr., United States District Court in Boston. Tom was editor-in-chief of The Law Review at Boston College Law School and served as an aide to A. Bartlett Giamatti while at Yale.

Yale UniversityBA 1972Universidad Nacional del SurJ.D. 1975

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 7th Circuit


Office Location

1650 Tysons Boulevard, Suite 700
Tysons Corner, VA 22102
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management
Litigation - Labor and Employment
Trade Secrets Law