Lewis Maltby received his J.D. from the University of Pennsylvania (1972). After four years as a litigator, he became general counsel for Drexelbrook Controls Inc., a world leader in industrial safety systems. His responsibilities at Drexelbrook included human resources.
In 1990, he left the private sector to become the founding director of the ACLU’s national employment rights office. In 2000, Maltby and his ACLU staff created the National Workrights Institute.
During this time, Maltby became a nationally recognized expert on employment issues. He testified before Congress on numerous occasions, as well as the legislatures of a dozen states. He has been interviewed by the New York Times, Wall Street Journal, and Washington Post, and appeared on 60 Minutes, Larry King Live, and All Things Considered (NPR). Maltby has been invited to speak at Yale, NYU, Duke, Cornell, University of Pennsylvania, Vanderbilt, and University of Washington.
Maltby has taught employment law at Rutgers Law School and human resource management at Rutgers School of Labor and Management Relations. He is the author of 11 scholarly articles, including articles in Boston College Law Review, Columbia Journal of Human Rights, and Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science.
He developed special expertise in alternate dispute resolution, especially arbitration of non-union employment disputes. He served on the American Bar Association taskforce that created due process standards that were adopted by the American Arbitration Association and other leading providers. He served on the Board of Directors for the American Arbitration Association and its executive committee and testified before the United States Senate Subcommittee on Administrative Oversight and the Courts regarding arbitration of statutory employment disputes.
Maltby was a principle author of Best Practices for the use of Criminal Records in Employment, which has the support of the United States Department of Justice, Department of Labor, and Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has spoken at DOJ funded conferences for employers in New York, Atlanta, Chicago, and Los Angeles.
He has addressed the National Association for Professional Background Screeners and testified before the United States House of Representatives Committee on the Judiciary regarding the use of criminal records in employment.