Othiamba ("O.T.") N. Lovelace is an associate in the firm's Litigation Group, Labor & Employment Group and White Collar Criminal Defense & Government Investigations Group. His practice focuses on commercial litigation, ERISA related disputes, withdrawal liability claims, collective bargaining agreement negotiations, disputes arising out of alleged violations of union collective bargaining agreements, litigating disputes before the National Labor Relations Board (“NLRB”), defending companies charged with safety violations by the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (“OSHA”), counseling companies during hostile union elections, New Jersey prevailing wage claims and disputes resulting from federal and state contract compliance audits.
Othiamba has represented a variety of clients in civil court including general contractors, heavy highway construction contractors, utility providers, financial institutions, recording artists, internet service providers, government agencies, hotel chains, restaurants, law firms and large petroleum and petrochemical manufacturers. He has defended a variety of criminal clients facing a range of charges including, international terrorism, drug distribution, drug conspiracy and fraud. He has extensive experience handling complex arbitrations before the American Arbitration Association. He also has direct experience negotiating and resolving federal and state contract compliance issues resulting from audits brought by various government agencies like the New Jersey Department of Labor and the U.S. Department of Labor's Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs.
Prior to joining the firm, Othiamba was an associate at Reed Smith LLP. Othiamba earned his J.D. from New York University School of Law. While in law school, Othiamba was a law clerk for the Hamburger Law Firm.
- New York University School of Law (J.D., 2009)
- Morehouse College (B.A. in Political Science, Phi Beta Kappa, 2006)
- New Jersey
- New York
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Eastern, Southern and Western Districts of New York
- Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers of New Jersey