John S. Ferrer

Of Counsel || Washington D.C.

Mr. Ferrer counsels employers in a broad range of labor and employment matters. His practice focuses on traditional labor law, including all matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), labor arbitrations, collective bargaining and union organizing campaigns. He also regularly counsels clients regarding the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions.

Mr. Ferrer’s experience spans many industries, including manufacturing, warehousing, retail food, package delivery, transportation, hospitality, media and entertainment, beverage and alcohol, and construction.

Mr. Ferrer has successfully handled numerous unfair labor practice and representation cases before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and in federal courts. He has successfully represented clients in labor arbitrations involving a variety of subjects, including just cause terminations, layoffs, bumping rights, job assignments, subcontracting, reduction in wages, and pay differentials. Mr. Ferrer also has assisted clients with collective bargaining negotiations, including serving as chief spokesperson.

Mr. Ferrer regularly counsels employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, including challenges to independent contractor status, single and joint employer issues, plant closings, relocations, outsourcing, double breasting, and employee disciplinary issues. He regularly provides training to managers and supervisors regarding union organizing campaigns, including the NLRB election process, corporate campaigns and strike preparations.

In addition to his labor law practice, Mr. Ferrer has represented clients before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and he has also litigated single-plaintiff employment discrimination and whistleblower claims in federal and state courts.

Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Ferrer served as a labor and employment attorney for an international law firm for several years. He started his career as a trial attorney with the NLRB, first in Detroit, Michigan (Region 7), and then in Baltimore, Maryland (Region 5) and the Washington (DC) Resident Office. While with the NLRB, Mr. Ferrer served as lead counsel in numerous unfair labor practice trials and compliance proceedings, and handled complex representation proceedings.

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Admittance to Practice

Professional Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • District of Columbia Bar Association
  • National Asian Pacific American Bar Association
  • The Bar Association of San Francisco


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