Tim is a shareholder in the Milwaukee office of Ogletree Deakins. He has a career-long focus on representing employers in all aspects of traditional labor relations. Tim’s traditional labor practice is national in scope. He has extensive experience representing management in collective bargaining negotiations, having served as lead spokesperson in the negotiation of dozens of labor contracts, including many successor agreements, first contract situations and closing agreements. He has represented employers in more than one hundred labor arbitrations, including discipline / discharge cases as well as in complex, contract interpretation matters. Tim has appeared on behalf of employers in numerous proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, both in unfair labor practice cases and representation proceedings, including at the investigation stage, in litigation through hearing, exceptions before the Board in Washington, D.C., and federal circuit court review of Board decisions. He also has significant experience in providing successful guidance through union organizing campaigns and elections.
Tim also has successfully counseled clients in a broad range of labor law issues, including long-range strategies, strike preparation and related injunction proceedings, advising and assisting in labor-related due diligence in complex business mergers and acquisitions, relocations, plant closings, corporate campaigns, and maintaining positive employee relations. He has developed and presented training programs for managers and supervisors regarding labor law compliance, effective collective bargaining, managing in a unionized environment, grievance handling, lawful communications with employees during contract negotiations and organizing campaigns, and other topics for human resources professionals.
He is admitted to practice in all Wisconsin state courts and in the U.S. District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Wisconsin, as well as the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit.