Attorney Details

James E. Patterson - Partner

JAMES E. PATTERSON specializes in the practice of labor and employment law on behalf of management. He is Co-Chair of the Firm's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group. He has extensive experience in the litigation and trial of employment cases, including discrimination, harassment, restrictive covenant, wage-hour and employment contract matters.

He also has substantial experience representing employers in labor arbitrations, collective bargaining and administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and federal and state labor departments. Mr. Patterson devotes a significant part of his practice to counseling employers on compliance with labor and employment law and regulations. He is the former Chief Labor and Litigation Counsel for Nabisco, Inc.

Mr. Patterson has first-chair experience trying more than 100 lawsuits/arbitrations to conclusion. He recently successfully defended multi million dollar labor arbitrations on behalf of major public and private sector employers.

Mr. Patterson has also successfully defended numerous class and individual plaintiff actions alleging barriers to public accomodations in violation of the Americans with Disabilities Act.