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Thomas Buchan


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Thomas Buchan is an Associate in the Albany, New York, office of Jackson Lewis P.C.

Mr. Buchan brings several years of experience representing a variety of clients across several industries, including hospitality, tourism, healthcare, financial services, and energy, and before all levels of New York state government. Mr. Buchan provides clients with quality legislative advocacy and regulatory guidance with his legal acumen and relationships built with the New York State Legislature and executive agencies. Mr. Buchan has successfully advocated for clients through the affirmative enactment of legislation that clients support, the mitigation of legislation that would harm the tourism industry, and through participation in many regulatory efforts that led to beneficial results for clients. Mr. Buchan prides himself on providing the highest level of client service possible.

Mr. Buchan previously served as a legislative fellow in the New York State Senate, where he worked for the Independent Democratic Conference’s Counsel/Program office. In that role he analyzed legislation for active lists and committee agendas, briefed members on legislation, and participated in budget negotiations and budget subcommittee meetings on behalf of the IDC.

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Catholic Central High School, Board of Trustees

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • New York State Bar Association
  • New York State Hospitality and Tourism Association, Board of Directors

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July 29, 2019
City and State NY

Thomas Buchan is Spotlighted on "The 2019 Albany 40 Under 40" List

July 29, 2019

Thomas Buchan is spotlighted as part of the next generation of rising stars in Albany, in "The 2019 Albany 40 Under 40" list published by City and State NY. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 23, 2018
Legal Newsline

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan Discuss Workplace Sexual Harassment Bills Introduced to N.Y. Senate

January 23, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan discuss two workplace sexual harassment prevention bills recently introduced to the New York State Senate in "Look for new workplace sexual harassment bills to make it through N.Y. legislature," published by Legal Newsline. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

January 17, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan Author "New York Governor Takes Aim at Sexual Harassment in the Workplace"

January 17, 2018

Lisa Marrello and Thomas Buchan author "New York Governor Takes Aim at Sexual Harassment in the Workplace," published by SHRM. Subscription may be required to view article Read More

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June 21, 2019

New York Expands Harassment Laws

June 21, 2019

Major changes to New York’s harassment laws were among the flurry of bills advanced and passed by the New York State Legislature in the final hours of its 2019 Legislative Session. Employers will face greater potential liability under bills passed on June 19 and 20 to lower the standard of review for sexual harassment cases (S.6577 [... Read More

April 10, 2019

Highlights from the New York FY 2020 Budget

April 10, 2019

New York legislators passed into law the fiscal year 2020 $175.5-billion budget on April 1, 2019, fully funding state government for the next fiscal year. Among the provisions enacted are many that affect labor and employment in general and the energy, media, finance, health care, and other industries in particular. This is the first... Read More

February 28, 2019

New York Labor Department No Longer Pursuing Call-In Pay Regulations

February 28, 2019

The New York State Department of Labor (NYSDOL) is no longer pursuing regulations on “call-in pay,” or predictive scheduling, that would affect most New York employers. The regulations would have required employers, among other things, to provide call-in pay (ranging from two to four hours at the minimum wage) if: Employers do... Read More

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