Richard Furlong has represented labor organizations for over 25 years. His work has covered all aspects of traditional labor law, including:

  • organizing drives
  • arbitration and agency hearings
  • negotiations and all related court proceedings

Mr. Furlong’s experience also includes counseling unions on non-traditional activities, including strategic campaigns, creative use of public relations, and other tactics geared toward empowering workers.

His knowledge and experience have drawn the attention of many attorneys and labor specialists, who frequently call upon Mr. Furlong to be a lecturer. However, his true passion is exploring—with his union clients—how to use labor law offensively to leverage workers’ power.


  • State University of New York at Buffalo, J.D., 1984
  • State University of New York at Oneonta, B.A., cum laude, 1980

Speaking Engagements

  • State University of New York at Buffalo, adjunct law professor for bridge courses, 2000-03
  • Cornell University School of Industrial and Labor Relations, presenter of numerous courses and seminars, 1985-2003
  • Numerous individual seminars for union leaders and members

Professional Activities

  • Member, Lawyers Coordinating Committee of the AFL-CIO
  • Member, New York State Bar Association
  • Agent, Premier Lacrosse League
  • Agent, Major Lacrosse League
  • Former Member, Lawyers Advisory Committee to New York State President, AFL-CIO
  • Former Certified Agent, Professional Lacrosse Players Association
  • Former Certified Agent, National Football League Players Association