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Jerry D. Redmond is a client and peer review recognized, and results-driven attorney, arbitrator, mediator, former partner with a Vault Top 150 firm, former shareholder with an AM Law 100 firm, and founder and former managing partner of a multi-state corporate defense boutique firm, with extensive experience and proven expertise in global labor & employment and immigration—Americas, LATAM, EMEA, and APAC—employment-related M&A structuring, and due diligence, regulatory compliance, and a vehement advocate with a sustained 95% first chair win rate arbitrating and/or litigating labor & employment, complex commercial, and business tort disputes. Skilled at aligning human resource strategies with business unit strategic plans and execution of all aspects of HR and labor-employee relations. Exceptional communicator with a talent for creatively resolving disputes and issues separating parties in negotiations. Initiative-taking and pragmatic leader and team builder, with solid business acumen and big picture perspective, factoring risk profile, management, and litigation avoidance against business profitability in directing policy and negotiations. Trusted advisor and partner with HR, relevant stakeholders, and C-Suite, as well as reliable collaborator with counsel in creating budgets, managing costs, and developing, reviewing, and driving strategy for investigations, agency and administrative proceedings, arbitration, mediation, litigation, and appeal.
For over 20 years, Jerry D. Redmond has represented, counseled, advised, trained, and defended employers and businesses, with and, without unionized work forces, including human resources, labor & employee relations, and C-Suite in global management-side labor & employment law, employer-based immigration, antitrust-competition law, complex commercial and business tort litigation, and regulatory compliance, including, but not limited to:
• Managing and leading arbitrations of grievances filed by unionized employees challenging management’s policy, practices, and procedures, corrective action decisions, interpretations of, and failures to negotiate collective bargaining agreements in good faith, union avoidance campaigns, decertification proceedings, labor strikes, unfair labor practices proceedings before the NLRB, as well as good faith collective bargaining agreement negotiations with multiple international unions, including various unions under the AFL-CIO, such as SEIU, IBEW, USW, and ALPA, as well as several International and National Teamsters division locals, while providing counsel to clients in the airline, energy, oil & gas, healthcare, retail, education, technology, environmental, processing, architectural, manufacturing, distribution, and transportation industries, as well as serving as an arbitrator labor and contract disputes;
• Managing, as lead counsel, the defense of complex commercial and tort litigation actions, including, but not limited to, contract, shareholder, antitrust, M&A, reorganization, fiduciary, fraud, trademark, oil & gas, environmental, technology, PI, Qui Tam, disputes, and more, on behalf of clients in administrative and regulatory proceedings, arbitration, mediation, trial, DL litigation and on appeal, as well as serving as a mediator, labor arbitrator, and consulting and testifying expert witness in employment disputes;
• Investigating and defending federal and state employment-related disputes before the EEOC, FTC, DOL, OSHA, DOJ, DHS, FINRA, DFEH & DLSE, etc., as well as managing and leading the litigation of single plaintiff, multi-plaintiff, collective, and, class action matters, under Title VII, ADA, ADEA, FMLA, PDA, ERISA, HIPAA, FLSA, overtime, misclassification, wage and hour, worker’s compensation, whistleblower actions, theft of trade secrets and trademarks, non-competes, non-solicitation, and non-disclosures agreements, FEHA, PAGA, TCHRA, and various other state law employment-related disputes;
• Counseling and advising on stakeholders with respect to global privacy issues and mobility programs, handling global business, employment, expat, and family immigration matters, as well as strategies for defending traditional labor & employment-related disputes under international, federal, and state laws, developing forecasts, budgets, and decision-tree analysis, counseling and training stakeholders, human resources, and labor and employee relations personnel on leave management, including the interplay between FMLA and ADA, EEO, AA, USERRA, OFCCP and diversity training and compliance, tactically assessing, negating, mitigating, and/or managing risks, developing and implementing strategies to avoid and/or manage litigation, ensuring ethics and global compliance with applicable regulatory and statutory laws, as well as implementing impact analysis and best practices for human resources and corporations; and
• Drafting, negotiating, administering, analyzing, prosecuting, and/or defending the terms and conditions of contracts/agreements, such as founders, shareholders, directors, executive compensation, severance, collective bargaining, employment, independent contractor, intern, temporary worker, consulting, IT, IP, management, mergers and acquisitions, non-competes, non-disclosure, vendor, service, supply, buy-sell, invention, exclusivity, confidentiality, indemnity, mediation, arbitration, and release of liability agreements.