Lori Rassas
Adjunct Professor of Law

Fordham University School of Law
140 West 62nd Street
New York, NY 10023
Email: loriblair123@hotmail.com

Lori Rassas has over a decade of experience practicing both employment law and traditional labor law, representing both employers and employees. Throughout her career she has provided extensive guidance and counsel on all phases of the employment process, and has negotiated and drafted contracts related to all aspects of the employment relationship including employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, settlement agreements, and separation and severance agreements.  She has developed a pragmatic approach to the prevention and resolution of employment disputes which is derived from her experience working to resolve complex legal issues that have arisen on both sides of the bargaining table.

Professional Experience

  • Workplace Consultant / Mediator,  Lori B. Rassas, LLC
  • Director, Labor Relations, Columbia University
  • Assistant Counsel, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
  • Law Clerk, National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Mediator, Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Adjunct Faculty, Berkeley College
  • Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Cornell University, School of Industrial Relations

Publications

  • Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, by Lori B. Rassas (Wolters Kluwer, 2nd. ed. 2013)

Education

  • LL.M., Labor & Employment Law, New York University Law School
  • J.D., The George Washington University Law School
  • B.A., Tufts University