Thomas M. McNally, an experienced litigation counsel with a focus on employment practices liability and general liability, has joined Harris Beach PLLC as partner. Tom brings a quarter-century of experience in insurance defense law based on senior roles as national operations attorney, senior litigation counsel and vice president at Chubb, Ltd., the world’s largest publicly traded property and casualty company.
Tom represents clients in federal court matters involving allegations of Title VII employment discrimination and argues appeals in matters dealing with contractual and common law indemnification and contribution and issues surrounding CPLR 2001. He has obtained numerous findings of no probable cause from federal, state, and city administrative agencies on behalf of clients after investigation of complaints alleging employment discrimination, including national origin, housing, harassment and religious and racial discrimination.
A skilled negotiator who practices in state and local courts in New York, Tom has also appeared numerous times before the Appellate Division of the 2nd Department of the New York State Supreme Court.
Tom is also a respected community leader in Suffolk County. As chair of the Huntington Town Republican Committee, he champions policy, political candidates, and lobbying for the shared goals of the community. One of his primary interests has been reaching out to and involving all members of his community to become involved in the political process and have a seat at the table to discuss issues that impact their families and the entire town. In his role as partner, Tom will also be a member of the newly formed Harris Beach Political Law practice.
The Harris Beach Labor and Employment Group helps clients navigate the ever-changing and increasingly complex array of laws, regulations, and court decisions that impact the workplace. Harris Beach represents management in labor and employment disputes, successfully defending employers against employment-related claims and lawsuits. The team also partners with clients to prevent issues, claims and conflicts by counseling them on developing sound policy, delivering training, and strengthening positions at the bargaining table.
About Harris Beach
Founded in 1856, Harris Beach and its subsidiaries provide legal and professional services to clients across New York state, as well as nationally and internationally. Harris Beach is among the country’s top law firms as ranked by The National Law Journal and ranks as a BTI Elite law firm based on in-depth interviews of more than 600 corporate counsel at the world’s largest and most influential companies. Clients include Fortune 100 corporations, privately held companies, emerging businesses, public sector entities, not-for-profit organizations and individuals. Principal industries Harris Beach represents include cannabis, education, energy, financial, food and beverage, health care, insurance, manufacturing, medical and life sciences, real estate developers, science and technology, veterinary medicine, and state and local governments and authorities. Our more than 210 lawyers and consultants practice from offices throughout New York state in Albany, Buffalo, Ithaca, Long Island, New York City, Rochester, Saratoga Springs, Syracuse, and White Plains, as well as from offices in New Haven, Connecticut and Newark, New Jersey. For more information, go to www.harrisbeach.com.