Throughout his professional career, Dick Marcus has represented and advised private and publicly owned employers and employer associations in a wide variety of industries and endeavors, including light and heavy manufacturers, food processors, printers, broadcasters, newspaper publishers, hospitals, commercial building owners and managers, restaurants, hotels, casinos, universities, cultural organizations and construction contractors on a myriad of labor and employment matters. He has participated in countless collective bargaining negotiations as chief negotiator or advisor, provided advice and counsel concerning complex labor and employment issues associated with reductions in force, relocations, shutdowns, acquisitions, and sale of facilities, including issues arising in bankruptcy proceedings and proceedings pertaining to withdrawal liability claims asserted by under-funded multi-employer pension funds.
He has tried many unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board and has briefed and argued appeals of NLRB decisions in multiple United States Courts of Appeal. He has tried numerous arbitration cases involving disputes over alleged breaches of collective bargaining agreements and has represented employers in court cases successfully challenging the arbitrability and substance of arbitration awards and FLSA claims. Dick has also participated in employment and commercial arbitrations and mediations as counsel or party-designated member of arbitration panels on issues including alleged race, gender and disability discrimination and harassment. He is the recipient an award for Excellence in Pro Bono Service from the Judges of the United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois and the Federal Bar Association for his efforts in achieving successful resolution of age, race, sex, FMLA and national origin discrimination charges brought by plaintiffs in Federal District Court.
For many years, Dick has been a member of the American Bar Association’s Labor Law Section, has helped prepare the Section’s publications dealing with development of the law under the National Labor Relations Act, and is a member of its NLRB Practice and Procedure under the National Labor Relations Act and Federal Labor Standards Legislation Committees.
Dick’s name has appeared in every published issue of Best Lawyers in America, Who’s Who Legal and Super Lawyers. An elected fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Dick has been recognized for work in his field in ceremonies jointly hosted by the National Labor Relations Board and Loyola University of Chicago. Following successful completion of its program, Dick received certification as a Mediator from the Chicago Center for Conflict Resolution.