Mr. Silvestri has nearly 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. His practice also includes union avoidance, EEO trials in state and federal courts, employee benefits litigation, labor arbitrations and WARN Act and restrictive covenant litigation. Mr. Silvestri is primary labor and trial counsel to employers in a broad range of industries, including, health care, retail, transportation and manufacturing.
For the 6 years prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. Silvestri 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.
Mr. Silvestri has been recognized as a Leading Labor and Employment Lawyer in Chambers USA; a Best Lawyer for Management—Labor and Employment Law in Best Lawyers in America; and has been regularly selected for inclusion in the area of Employment & Labor Law by Maryland Super Lawyers and Super Lawyers – Corporate Counsel Edition magazines. He has also appeared in Who’s Who in American Law. He is also "AV" rated by Martindale-Hubbell, the highest rating available.
Mr. Silvestri authored "Digging into the Health Care Reform Laws—Issues for Employers and Employees," for the Maryland State Bar Association in 2010. He is a member of the Maryland State Bar Association and is admitted to practice in the U.S. District Court for the District of Maryland and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.
Mr. Silvestri received his B.A. from Providence College and his J.D. from Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law, where he is a current member of their Board of Visitors. After law school, he clerked for the Honorable John Fanning, Chair of the National Labor Relations Board.