“Double thanks -- such great news! Thanks so much Todd.  You did a great job defending this case.  Kudos to you!”
~ HR Director, Manufacturing Company

“Thanks for jumping in on such short notice, over a weekend, and getting such a quick and decisive result.  Your efforts are very much appreciated by me and by the client.”
~ Litigation Partner, New York City

Todd A. Newman


Todd A. Newman is a Partner at Schwartz Hannum PC.  Todd concentrates his practice on labor and employment litigation, counseling and training.  He also is editor-in-chief of the Firm’s Legal Updates.

In the area of traditional labor, Todd has significant experience under the National Labor Relations Act, the Railway Labor Act and the Federal Service Labor-Management Relations Statute.  Todd has successfully represented labor clients before the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board, the Surface Transportation Board, and other federal agencies.  He has negotiated collective bargaining agreements and represented management in numerous labor arbitrations, amassing a strong record of success in enforcing management’s rights.  Todd also trains and assists employers in the area of union avoidance.  His significant labor experience covers healthcare, transportation and other industries.

As Attorney-Advisor to the Chair of the Federal Labor Relations Authority in Washington, D.C., Todd received the “Hammer Award” from Vice President Gore for his role in revising the agency’s unfair labor practice regulations.  Similarly, Todd’s article A Suggested Approach to Applying the National Mediation Board’s Railroad Merger Procedures, 15 The Labor Lawyer 483 (American Bar Association 2000), is a leading article in this complex area of labor law.

As a litigator, Todd has championed his clients’ interests in numerous state and federal courts throughout the country, including in California, Connecticut, the District of Columbia, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan, Mississippi, Pennsylvania and Virginia.  Todd also has successfully represented clients before the Massachusetts Commission Against Discrimination, in various other quasi-judicial proceedings, and in arbitrations under the auspices of such groups as the National Association of Securities Dealers (“NASD”).

Todd’s cases have involved cutting-edge issues in such areas of the law as partnership, fiduciary duty, trade secrets, enforcement of noncompetition agreements, classification of workers as employees and independent contractors, payment of wages and employment discrimination.  Todd also has significant experience in defending class-action lawsuits.

Todd’s reported decisions include Belveron Partners Fund I, LP v. Augustus Manor Associates Limited Partnership, 2010 WL 1665249 (Conn. Super. Ct. 2010); Jackson v. McKesson Health Solutions LLC, 10 WH Cases 2d 374 (D. Mass. 2004); Nicolaci v. Anapol, 387 F.3d 21 (1st Cir. 2004); Prozinski v. Northeast Real Estate Services, LLC, 59 Mass. App. 599 (2003); In re Mortgagors of Temple-Inland Mortgage Corporation, 2001 WL 177181 (E.D. Pa. 2001); and Superior Bank, F.S.B. v. Tandem National Mortgage, Inc., 197 F. Supp. 298 (D. Md. 2000).

Prior to entering the legal profession, Todd provided public-relations, marketing-communications and crisis-communications services to independent schools and colleges throughout the country.


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How To Manage Employees Who Are Members Of The Military

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Employees May Challenge Neutrality And Card-Check Agreements

The Employee Free Choice Act Is Down But Not Out


John D. v. Private Club

Security System Company. v. John D. and Jane D.

John D. v. Manufacturer

New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU v. Long Ridge of Stamford

Beverly National Bank v. Stephen F. Curran et al.

New England Health Care Employees Union v. Westport Health Care Center

New England Health Care Employees Union v. West River Health Care Center

New England Health Care Employees Union v. West River Health Care Center

Sports Turf International, Inc. v. Darin Aldrich

New England Health Care Employees Union, District 1199, SEIU v. Newington Health Care Center


What Every Business Needs To Know About The Wage-And-Hour Laws

Schwartz Hannum PC’s Annual Labor & Employment Hot Topics Seminar


Union Rights For Student Athletes? NLRB Decision Creates A Whole New Ball Game For Colleges And Universities

Todd A. Newman



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  • Cornell Law School (1995)
  • Boston University, magna cum laude (1988)

Awards & Accolades

  • Harold C. Case Scholarship for Academic Excellence and Service to University
  • Hammer Award from National Partnership for Reinventing Government for Role in Revising Federal Unfair Labor Practice Regulations

Bar Admissions

District of Columbia

U.S. Courts of Appeals

  • First Circuit

U.S. District Courts

  • Massachusetts

Professional Affiliations

  • American Bar Association
  • Boston Bar Association
  • Massachusetts Bar Association

Related Practices

Labor Relations