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Stephen Mc Quade

  • Partner




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Stephen Mc Quade is Partner for Pitta LLP, where he services the firm's private and public sector clients. As a seasoned litigator, Mr. Mc Quade has represented labor unions and individual employees in both federal and state courts in New York and New Jersey, as well as various administrative and quasi-judicial proceedings, including the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining, the NYS Public Employment Relations Board, and the American Arbitration Association.

Before coming over to Pitta LLP, Mr. Mc Quade was an Associate with Certilman Balin Adler & Hyman, LLP in their Labor and Employment Practice Group, where he represented police unions in Nassau, Suffolk, and Rockland counties, as well as the Uniformed Firefighters Association, Local 94 and Assistant Deputy Wardens/Deputy Wardens Association. Additionally, Mr. Mc Quade represented employees in actions invoking Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the American with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the state and local equivalent statutes.

Additionally, Mr. Mc Quade served as a Trial Examiner for the NYC Office of Collective Bargaining from 2004 to 2011, where he drafted decisions involving claimed violations of the New York City Collective Bargaining Law, issues concerning arbitrability, and matters regarding bargaining unit certification. He also presided over evidentiary hearings and status conferences involving various municipal employers and recognized employee organizations.

While in law school, Mr. Mc Quade interned at Region 29 of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and clerked for the NLRB Division of Judges in Manhattan.

Mr. Mc Quade earned his Juris Doctor from Brooklyn Law School and a Bachelor of Arts in history from the University of Notre Dame, where he was a member of the men's Varsity Fencing team.

Mr. Mc Quade has co-authored and edited several articles for the New York County Lawyers Association publication, when he served as the chair of the Labor Relations and Employment Law Committee from 2008 to 2017. He has achieved the highest professional rating by Martindale-Hubbell, was named to the 2017 New York Rising Stars List, and is fluent in Spanish.