Lori B. Rassas

Adjunct Professor of Law

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Lori Rassas is a SPHR-certified labor and employment attorney, with over two decades of experience handling employment law and traditional labor law matters, representing both employers and employees in unionized and nonunionized environments. Throughout her career she has provided extensive guidance and counsel on all phases of the employment process, and has negotiated, drafted, and administered documents related to all aspects of the employment relationship including employment contracts, collective bargaining agreements, company handbooks, workplace policies, settlement agreements, and separation and severance agreements. She has developed a pragmatic approach to the prevention and resolution of employment disputes which is derived from her experience working to resolve complex legal issues that have arisen on both sides of the bargaining table.  She is also an executive coach, author, mediator and experienced trainer and educator----and she has created and delivered course content for diverse student populations, executives, and other adult learners at a number of organizations and academic institutions.

Professional Experience

  • Assistant Chief Human Resources Officer, The  Metropolitan Museum of Art
  • Workplace Consultant / Mediator, Lori B. Rassas, LLC
  • Director, Labor Relations, Columbia University
  • Assistant Counsel, American Federation of Television and Radio Artists (AFTRA)
  • Law Clerk, National Broadcasting Company (NBC)
  • Mediator, Prudential Insurance Company of America
  • Adjunct Faculty, Columbia University, Mailman School of Public Health, Columbia University, School of Professional Studies,  Cornell University, ILR Extension on Conflict Resolution, 


  • Employment Law: A Guide to Hiring, Managing, and Firing for Employers and Employees, by Lori B. Rassas (Wolters Kluwer, 4th ed. 2020)
  • The Perpetual Paycheck:  5 Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income in a Loyalty-Free Workplace
  • The Perpetual Paycheck: 5 (More) Secrets to Getting a Job, Keeping a Job, and Earning Income in a Loyalty-Free Workplace, Volume 2
  • Over the Hill But Not the Cliff: 5 Strategies for 50+ Job Seekers to Push Past Ageism and Find a Job in the Loyalty-Free Workplace


  • LLM, Labor & Employment Law, New York University Law School
  • JD, The George Washington University Law School
  • BA, Tufts University

Mailing Address

Fordham University School of Law
Legal Writing Program
150 West 62nd Street, Room 7-175
New York, NY 10023