Thomas D. Giordano

Associate Professor
Thomas D. Giordano is a full time Associate Professor of Business Law in the College of Professional Studies of St. John’s University. He earned a Bachelor’s degree (accounting, summa cum laude) from St. John's University and a Juris Doctor degree from St. John's University School of Law. He holds law licenses in New York and Florida and also is admitted to practice in Federal Court. Professor Giordano’s professional experience features arbitration of disputes, will drafting and estate planning, and representation of parties in real property and other business transactions and in appellate litigation. His past professional quasi-judicial experience includes service as a hearing officer for New York State Supreme Court, and court-appointed arbitrator for trial courts in Queens and Suffolk Counties. Professor Giordano was recognized in 1988 by the Chief Judge of the State of New York for his outstanding service as a Nassau County District Court small claims arbitrator. His past non-judicial dispute resolution experience includes service as arbitrator for New York Stock Exchange, American Arbitration Association, and Better Business Bureau. He has been employed by White and Case, LLP in New York City (with international offices) and Cuddy and Feder, LLP in White Plains, NY. Thereafter, Professor Giordano practiced law on Long Island, NY. Professor Giordano continues to arbitrate cases for NY District Court and securities and employment disputes for Financial Industry Regulatory Authority in New York City. Responding to the need in the modern workforce for administrative personnel knowledgeable about the legal/regulatory aspects of private and non-profit enterprises, Professor Giordano spearheaded creation of a law-and-business-related Bachelor of Science degree. It is designed to qualify students for entry level positions in business, government, and non-profit organizations. The degree illustrates Professor Giordano’s desire to help students prepare for an ever-changing workplace continually impacted by new laws and regulations.

Teaching Interests

Employment Law, Litigation Role Playing, Independent Student Research, Case Study Method

Research Interests

Employment Discrimination, Dispute Resolution, Privacy Rights, Small Claims

Courses Taught

BLW
1001
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAW I
BLW
1002
FUNDAMENTALS OF BUSINESS LAWII
BLW
1005
TOPICS OF BUSINESS LAW
BLW
1015
LEGAL ENVIRONMENT OF WORKPLACE
BLW
1030
BUS LITIGATION-SMALL CLAIMS
BLW
1040
INSIDE THE COURTS OF NEW YORK