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Willis J. Goldsmith

Willis J. Goldsmith

Jones Day

New York, NY, USA


For more than 40 years, Willis Goldsmith has represented management before state and federal trial and appellate courts in matters arising under the NLRA, Section 301 of Taft-Hartley, ERISA, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, and OSHA, as well as in injunction, breach of contract, and employment cases. He also regularly represents management in collective bargaining and in labor contract administration.

Among his noteworthy matters is Chamber of Commerce v. Brown, which Willis argued before the U.S. Supreme Court. The Court, reversing an en banc decision of the Ninth Circuit, held that a California statute that prevented employers from using state funds to lawfully deter union organizing was preempted by the NLRA, noting federal labor policy favoring employer speech regarding union organizing.

Willis was Partner-in-Charge in New York from 2008 through 2012, when he was required to step down from that position pursuant to the terms of the Partnership Agreement; from 1991 to 2006, he chaired the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers; a Member of the Labor Law Advisory Committee of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce; an Advisor, American Law Institute Restatement of the Law Third Employment Law; a Member of the Advisory Board of the NYU School of Law Center for Labor and Employment Law, the Association of the Bar of the City of New York, and the Labor and Employment Law sections of the New York State Bar Association (Section Secretary, 2013-2014) and of the ABA. He is a Director of the Corporation of Yaddo, the upstate New York artists' retreat, and a Member of the Board of New York Appleseed.

Willis J. Goldsmith is associated with the following items:
CHB Chapters  CHB Chapters Zachary D. Fasman, et al., Labor Law Update - Employment Law Institute 2018, Wednesday, October 17, 2018
Web Segment  Web Segment Labor Law Update - Employment Law Institute 2018, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
MP3 Audio  MP3 Audio Labor Law Update - Labor Law Update, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Transcripts  Transcripts Labor Law Update - Labor Law Update, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
MP4 - Mobile Video Seg  MP4 - Mobile Video Seg Labor Law Update - Labor Law Update, Tuesday, October 23, 2018
On-Demand Web Programs  On-Demand Web Programs Employment Law Institute 2018, Thursday, October 25, 2018, New York, NY
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