Rodolfo R. Agraz

Shareholder Dallas | Raleigh

*Currently licensed in Georgia and North Carolina only.

Mr. Agraz has experience helping a broad spectrum of clients with labor and employment challenges. He represents clients in diverse industries during union organizing attempts and litigation before the NLRB, contract negotiation and labor arbitrations. Additionally, he advises clients on best practices in employee relations and the development of comprehensive labor strategies to preserve the ability to maintain direct relationships with employees.  He works with executive leadership and first-line supervisory staff to build a positive working environment. Mr. Agraz is fluent in Spanish, and serves as a member of the firm’s traditional labor and diversity and inclusion steering committees.

Mr. Agraz's broad base of experience includes:

  • Representing clients in manufacturing, distribution, teleservices, chemical, petroleum, medical laboratory, transportation, hospitality, healthcare, food production, restaurant, aerospace and automotive industries throughout the United States during union organizing attempts;
  • Serving as chief negotiator in first contract, subsequent contract, and post-bankruptcy negotiations;
  • Training supervisors and managers in a wide variety of matters, including maintaining a union-free environment, privacy in the workplace, sexual harassment, occupational safety and health, implementation of substance abuse policies, and discrimination in the workplace.


Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • State Bar of Georgia
  • North Carolina State Bar
  • North Carolina Bar Association (Labor and Employment Law Section)
  • Wake County Bar Association
  • American Bar Association
  • Greater Raleigh Chamber of Commerce

Speeches:

  • State Bar of Texas 26th Annual Advanced Employment Law - ''NLRB Update'' - Dallas - January 18 - January 19, 2018
  • Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''The New NLRB: Is Change Here . . . or on the Way?'' - Boca Raton - November 10, 2017
  • American Petroleum Labor Lawyers Association Conference (APLLA) - ''The Trump NLRA'' - Houston - October 25, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Headlines News: The Latest Labor and Employment Law Developments'' - Austin - October 20, 2017
  • North American Transportation Employee Relations Association (NATERA) - ''Addressing Union Activity in California – Union Organizing, Collective Bargaining & Protected Concerted Activity at Non-Union Facilities'' - Ontario - June 29, 2017
  • Ogletree Deakins Not Your Father's Labor Environment Seminar - ''Labor Relations and the C-Suite - Communication Strategies'' - Las Vegas - December 09, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Not Your Father's Labor Environment Seminar - ''New Organizing Tools in the Union Toolkit: How Unions Exploit Them'' - Las Vegas - December 08, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Headline News: The Latest Labor and Employment Law Developments'' - Austin - October 28, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''Persuaders, Ambushes, Policies, and Expletives: The Latest on the Ever-Shifting (in Favor of Unions) Labor Landscape'' - Colorado Springs - September 30, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - ''The National Labor Relations Board's New Rules of Engagement: Labor's Aggressive Focus on Healthcare'' - Colorado Springs - September 28, 2016
  • State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment Law Section – 27th Annual Labor and Employment Law Institute - ''NLRB: New Regs Shine a Light on Consultants and Persuaders'' - Houston - September 19 - September 20, 2016
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar (moderator) - '''Ambush' Elections Boot Camp: A Campaign Simulation'' - Chicago - May 04, 2016
  • Corporate Labor and Employment Counsel Exclusive - '''Ambush' Election Survivors: Tales from the Trenches'' - Phoenix - November 13, 2015
  • Ogletree Deakins Workplace Strategies Seminar - ''Ahead of the Storm: Preparing for the NLRB's "Ambush" Elections'' - San Antonio - May 13, 2015
  • Not Your Father's NLRB - ''The Employer's Campaign: Somebody Has to Block and Tackle'' - Chicago - March 27, 2015
  • Not Your Father's NLRB - ''Risk Assessment and Early Warning Signs of Union Activity'' - Chicago - March 26, 2015
  • Texas Employment Relations 2013 Symposium - ''NLRB Update: What's Going on at the Board and What Non-Union Employers Need to Know'' - San Antonio - July 19, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Webinar - ''Workplace Investigations: Confidentiality and Section 7 Rights'' - June 20, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''NLRB in 2013'' - Dallas - March 06, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Briefing - ''NLRB in 2013'' - Houston - March 05, 2013
  • Cross Timbers Human Resource Management Association - ''Culturally Competent Company Communicators'' - Stephenville - January 16, 2013
  • Ogletree Deakins Seminar - ''Headline News: The Latest Labor and Employment Law Developments'' - Austin - November 02, 2012
  • State Bar of Texas Labor & Employment Law Section - ''2012 Labor and Employment Law Institute - NLRA Update'' - San Antonio - September 15, 2012
  • Dallas Bar Association - ''2012 NLRA Issues for Union and Non-Union Employers'' - May 21, 2012
  • Ogletree Deakins webinar - ''What Did You Say? The NLRB's Regulation of Employer Policies Relating to Social Media'' - July 28, 2011

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Media Quotes

December 2014 - Workforce Magazine - "Unions Hashing It Out With Hashtags"
September 23, 2011 - Law360 - "Managing Employee Social Media Posts"

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