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Madison Baker Wyche

Of Counsel   |   Greenville

Mr. Wyche is one of the founding attorneys of Ogletree Deakins, practicing with the firm since its inception. He provides advice on employment matters, litigation, arbitration, discrimination claims, and traditional labor or NLRA matters.

Mr. Wyche began his practice in Georgia in 1972. One of his early cases involved the defense of a Georgia county in the United States District Court, M.D. GA, against claims that their jury selection process was discriminatory. He successfully argued the case before the Fifth Circuit Court of Appeals in 1974, and the Supreme Court affirmed the decision, as they denied certiorari based on his brief. Coming to Greenville in 1976, his practice focused on employment and labor law.  He began as one of the defense attorneys in the Back Pay Specification of the Darlington case brought by the NLRB. His experience also consists of advising J.P. Stevens & Co., Inc. during their conflict with the TWUA and ACTWU, including their corporate campaign. He has handled numerous arbitration cases, and has advised employers on representation campaigns, unfair labor practice cases, and negotiated bargaining agreements at multiple locations.

His broad experience provides an understanding of business issues to advise employers on strategic planning and litigation avoidance. He has advised companies from Britain, Canada, France, Germany and elsewhere, on doing business in and compliance with the laws of the United States. He has assisted domestic companies with their needs in the international arena.

Elected to the prestigious College of Labor and Employment Lawyers in 2002, he has been listed in The Best Lawyers in America, South Carolina Super Lawyers, Who’s Who in American Law, and the 100 Most Powerful Attorneys in America.  Mr. Wyche graduated from Vanderbilt University, where he received a Doctor of Jurisprudence degree and Bachelor of Arts degree, majoring in Business Administration.  He was Co-Editor of Labor and Employment Law for South Carolina Lawyers, published in 1999, 2007 and 2011 by the South Carolina Bar Association.

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