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Jim’s practice focuses on labor and employment law.

Jim’s practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including trials in Title VII, ADEA, ADA, workplace harassment and other employment discrimination cases; wrongful discharge, whistleblower and other employment torts; FLSA and other wage-hour litigation; ERISA and WARN Act litigation; no-compete and trade secret litigation; labor arbitration, NLRB cases, contract negotiation and representation in union elections and strikes; occupational safety and health; employee benefits litigation; workplace drug testing; and related advice matters. He is a contributing author to the Hunton Employment & Labor Law Perspectives blog.

Relevant Experience

  • Extensive labor and employment litigation experience in federal and state courts, before administrative agencies and in arbitration hearings.
  • Extensive wage-hour class action experience for numerous employers in federal and state courts in several states.
  • Handled numerous workplace harassment and other employment discrimination suits in federal courts in several states.
  • Represented large employers in labor preemption cases, including successful, multiyear challenge to state laws restricting right to operate during strikes.
  • Represented Fortune 500 employer in RICO action arising out of “corporate campaign” by international labor union.
  • Represented Fortune 100 employer in WARN Act suit by union on behalf of over 500 employees.
  • Substantial labor relations experience, including NLRB litigation, labor arbitration, representation in strikes and related litigation and negotiation of collective bargaining agreements.

Memberships

  • Member, Virginia Bar Association
  • President, Board of Directors, Virginia Chorale, 2010-Present

Awards & Recognition

  • Selected for inclusion as a “Best Lawyer,” Labor and Employment Law, The Best Lawyers in America, 2005-Present. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Best Lawyers’ webpage.
  • Selected for inclusion as a “Virginia Super Lawyer,” Labor and Employment Law, Virginia Super Lawyers magazine, 2006-Present. A description of the selection methodology can be found on Super Lawyers’ webpage.

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