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Tom Plotkin
Associate
Washington +1 202 662 5318 tplotkin@cov.com Download V-card

Tom Plotkin regularly advises clients on labor and employment matters, including leave, wage and hour, discrimination, and whistleblower. He also assists in drafting and reviewing employment agreements, restrictive covenants, separation agreements, and employee policies and handbooks. Through his experience as an employment litigator, Mr. Plotkin is able to provide clients with strategic counseling advice and assist in responding to demand letters and agency charges. He also advises clients on data privacy in the human resources context.

Mr. Plotkin is a member of the Bars of Pennsylvania and New Jersey. District of Columbia bar application is pending; supervised by principals of the firm.

  • Analyzed the pay records of an education company’s employees across multiple jurisdictions to identify non-compliance with state and federal minimum wage and overtime laws.
  • Represented healthcare provider in federal disability and leave discrimination lawsuit.
  • Revised executive employment agreements on behalf of international energy company.

Pro Bono

  • Drafted and filed an amicus brief with Pennsylvania Supreme Court that was cited several times in the Court’s decision to increase opportunities for expungement of criminal records.
  • Successfully appealed the denial of SSI benefits to a 9-year old boy suffering from cleft lip and cleft palate. 

Previous Experience

  • Associate in the labor and employment practice group of a national law firm.
  • White House Intern for labor and employment policy.
  • Legal Extern in the United States Department of State, Office of Employment Law.