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Brian West Easley

Brian West Easley

Jones Day

Chicago, IL, USA


Brian Easley represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law. Brian’s practice is focused on labor-management relations, and he has extensive experience representing employers throughout the United States in collective bargaining, union organizing and decertification proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, strikes and picketing disputes, corporate campaigns, neutrality and card check agreements, arbitration proceedings, and labor litigation. Brian frequently assists employers with labor and employment aspects of domestic and cross-border mergers and acquisitions, and advises distressed employers with respect to labor and employment issues in bankruptcy proceedings. His traditional labor practice includes employers in the manufacturing, oil and gas, energy, mining, automotive, aerospace, railroad, transportation, private equity, media, retail, telecommunications, technology, hospitality, health care, and construction industries.

Brian’s practice also includes trial and appellate litigation of employment disputes, including representing employers in employment litigation before federal and state courts throughout the United States.  He also represents employers in class action litigation pertaining to wage and hour compliance, employee benefits, affirmative action, and other employment issues. In addition to his litigation practice, he counsels employers regarding labor and employment issues, including hiring issues, compensation and benefit practices, reductions in force, mergers and acquisitions, employment and severance agreements, non-competition agreements and trade secrets, wage and hour compliance, and occupational safety.

Brian is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section and the subcommittees on Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA, Development of the Law Under the NLRA, Employee Rights and Responsibilities, and Employee Benefits), the State Bar of Illinois, The Chicago Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section), and the State Bar of Texas (Labor and Employment Section).  Brian is board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization.  Brian has been named an Illinois Super Lawyer and is listed in The Best Lawyers in America 2013. 

Brian is a contributing author to the PLI Labor Management Law Answer Book 2012-14, as well as the labor law treatises The Developing Labor Law and How to Take a Case Before the NLRB. He is a frequent lecturer on labor and employment law issues, and has spoken on such diverse topics as labor-management relations, international labor and employment law, union organizing and corporate campaigns, arbitration, strikes and picketing, decertification and deauthorization proceedings, Railway Labor Act issues, employment discrimination, religious discrimination and accommodation, sexual harassment, affirmative action, wage and hour compliance, the Family and Medical Leave Act, and federal recordkeeping requirements.

Brian West Easley is associated with the following items:
Answer Book  Answer Book Labor Management Law Answer Book (2016 Edition) - Labor Management Law Answer Book (2015 Edition)
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