CSG Welcomes Veteran Management Labor Attorney Ronald Tobia as a Member
September 29, 2017
Renowned attorney expands firm’s employment practice to include all facets of labor relations
CSG today announced that management labor relations attorney Ronald Tobia has joined the firm as a member, expanding the capabilities and offerings of the firm’s newly-named Labor & Employment Group. He will be based in the firm’s West Orange, New Jersey office.
“Ron is one of the most sought-after labor attorneys in the region,” stated Catherine Wells, chair of CSG’s Labor & Employment Group. “With the addition of Ron to our team, we immediately enhance the value we provide to our clients.”
Tobia has extensive experience in management labor relations in both the public and private sectors, handling all types of litigation, including NLRB and PERC proceedings, strikes and picketing, federal and state labor, discrimination and harassment litigation, contract negotiations, administration and arbitrations. He also has considerable experience in ERISA litigation involving withdrawal liability assessment against companies.
“I could not be more excited to join CSG’s Labor & Employment Group, which has a stellar reputation as a thoughtful counselor to leading corporations throughout New Jersey and New York,” stated Tobia. “My client base will immediately reap the benefits of CSG’s full-service platform and the additional resources that come with it.”
“The expansion of our labor capabilities is another integral step in the firm’s strategic, client-focused growth plan,” CSG Managing Member Daniel Schwartz added. “We are delighted to have an attorney of Ron’s stature and experience at CSG and look forward to working with him.”
Throughout his career, Ron has successfully negotiated collective bargaining agreements with nearly every major trade union in the State of New Jersey, and has represented a wide range of companies and state authorities, including the New Jersey Turnpike Authority, the Delaware River Joint Toll Bridge Commission and the Associated General Contractors of New Jersey. He currently serves as Special Labor Counsel to the Utility and Transportation Contractors Association of New Jersey; a position he has held for nearly 40 years.
Prior to joining CSG, Tobia practiced at Tobia & Sorger, a boutique labor and employment law firm which he co-founded.