Jeffrey C. Londa

Shareholder || Houston

Jeffrey C. Londa is a nationally recognized labor and employment lawyer. His practice focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law, including complex employment litigation, class/collective actions, collective bargaining and arbitrations. Mr. Londa has considerable experience representing government entities, including public transit authorities. Mr. Londa is Board Certified as a labor and employment law specialist by the State Bar of Texas. Mr. Londa is the founding and former managing shareholder of Ogletree Deakins’ Houston office and a former member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Comments of others, particularly clients, best describe Mr. Londa’s legal skills. In its 2010 Client Guide, Chambers stated: “Londa is a leading authority on the representation of public companies, particularly transit systems, and in collective and class actions.” In its 2011 Client Guide, Chambers stated that Mr. Londa is “remarkably knowledgeable, quick thinking, and to-the-point.” In its 2012 Client Guide, Chambers states that Mr. Londa “is a very good trial lawyer and advocate. Clients think very highly of him, and have a lot of loyalty and enthusiasm for him—it’s well deserved, too!” In its 2013 Client Guide, Chambers stated:  “His peers describe him as ‘a real bright spot’ and ‘a dynamo.’ Jeffrey Londa is considered to be ‘one of the absolute best’ in Texas.” In its 2014 Client Guide, Chambers stated the following: “With his ‘excellent knowledge and client-relations skills,’ Jeffrey Londa maintains his reputation as a ‘phenomenal attorney.’ Londa is lauded for his expertise in class and collective actions, as well as in other complex litigation.  He has advocated on behalf of both Continental Airlines and the Metropolitan Transit Authority, among others.” In its 2015 Client Guide, Chambers states that Mr. Londa “maintains a preeminent position in the market and is considered ‘as good as they come’ by impressed sources.” In its 2016 Client Guide, Chambers stated that Mr. Londa is “described by market commentators as ‘a great lawyer and a great guy.’” In Its 2017 Client Guide, Chambers States the following: “Mr. Londa is considered by his peers to be ‘one of the best lawyers in the country’ for complex labor matters. Clients consider him to be ‘a strong advocate, expert negotiator and commanding presence.’” Mr. Londa is referred to as “terrific” in Chambers’ 2018 Client Guide.  Mr. Londa was recognized as one of the five “top-notch” employment lawyers in Texas in the October 2002 and August 2012 issues of The Texas Lawyer. The following is stated in the 2007 issue of Legal 500 U.S.: “According to clients, Jeffrey Londa is one of Texas’ most dynamic and persuasive litigators.”

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Mr. Londa has extensive experience in all aspects of labor and employment law including collective bargaining (particularly on behalf of public transit authorities), complex employment litigation (including class and collective actions), and arbitration.  Mr. Londa has served as chief negotiator representing clients in the negotiation of more than 30 labor agreements with unions.  Mr. Londa negotiated the first merit based bonus pay in the transit industry and has represented clients in interest arbitrations following impasses in negotiation.  Mr. Londa has extensive arbitration experience both as an advocate, representing clients in more than 200 labor and employment arbitrations, and as an arbitrator.

Significant matters recently handled by Mr. Londa include the following:

Education

Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • Adjunct Professor teaching Employment Discrimination Law at Thurgood Marshall School of Law, Texas Southern University, for 18 years
  • Texas Association of Business & Chambers of Commerce – (State Employment Relations Committee Chair and Board of Directors) (1993-2010)
  • Texas Labor Letter (Executive Editor, 1991-2000)
  • American Arbitration Association (Panel of Arbitrators; Employment Law Panel)
  • Houston Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section – Member of the Council and Chair (1999-2000))
  • College of the State Bar of Texas
  • American Bar Association (Management Member, EEO Committee of the Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • American Public Transit Association (Legal Affairs/13(c) Committee)

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