Thomas N. Ciantra joined the firm in 1989, and became a partner in 1999.
His practice focuses on labor and employment law, with a concentration in the representation of labor interests in employer bankruptcy proceedings. He represents national and local unions in the public and private sectors in litigation, arbitration, collective bargaining, union organizing, and union governance.
Prior to joining Cohen, Weiss and Simon, Mr. Ciantra served as a law clerk to the Hon. Philip Pratt, late Chief Judge, U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan.
Mr. Ciantra co-authored (with partner Richard Seltzer) an article on labor injunctions in employer bankruptcies published in American Bankruptcy Institute Law Review.
Mr. Ciantra graduated from Amherst College in 1983, where he was elected to Phi Beta Kappa, and he earned a masters degree in American social and labor history at Yale University in 1984. He graduated with honors from Harvard Law School in 1987, where he was a member of the board of editors of the Harvard Civil Rights - Civil Liberties Law Review.