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Michael Sweeney

FORDHAM LAW SCHOOL, JD cum laude, 1996. Editor, Fordham Law Review

STATE UNIVERSITY OF NEW YORK AT ALBANY, B.S. in Economics 1985

I was raised to believe that everyone is entitled to justice. But justice only exists if people have access to it. Too many employers take advantage of workers because they know that while the law provides protections, workers often don’t know the law or are too afraid, intimidated, or poor to enforce it. At Getman, Sweeney & Dunn we provide access to justice for workers by ensuring that they understand their rights and have a champion to enforce them. We do it because everyone deserves justice.

Mike Sweeney’s work is dedicated to representing employees in labor matters, predominantly wage-and-hour issues. Mike has litigated wage-and-hour collective and class actions around the country. Prior to joining Getman & Sweeney, Mike was the founding fellow of the Crowley Center for International Human Rights at Fordham Law School. He went onto to serve as a Professor of Law at Fordham where his areas of research included international human rights, civil procedure, and legal ethics. While at Fordham, he served as Legal Counsel to the Commission to Promote Public Confidence in Judicial Elections. Prior to teaching at Fordham, Mike was an associate with the law firm of Debevoise & Plimpton in New York City and clerked for the Honorable Lee P. Gagliardi, S.D.N.Y.

BAR ADMISSIONS:
The Supreme Court of the State of New York; the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; the U.S. District Courts for the Southern, Northern, and Eastern Districts of New York and the Central District of Illinois; and the US Court of Federal Claims.