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William R. Radford

Of Counsel Miami

Bill Radford has practiced traditional labor and employment law solely on behalf of management for more than 40 years.  He provides counseling to employers on compliance with federal and state employment laws, including preparing internal policies and programs for clients and developing strategies for defense of charges of employment discrimination and their operational impact.  He also provides defense and advice to employers covered by the National Labor Relations Act regarding their rights and obligations, and union avoidance programs.  In addition, Bill conducts collective bargaining for and provides contract administration to employers in their relationships with unions.  He counsels public employers concerning their constitutional rights and obligations, as well as their rights and obligations under employment-related statutes.

Bill has successfully represented employers in more than 150 union representation campaigns in Michigan, Ohio, West Virginia, Texas, Alabama, Maryland, South Carolina and Florida.  He has defended employers in numerous unfair labor practice and discrimination charges and has obtained favorable decisions for employers in a number of cutting edge decisions before federal appellate courts, including a recent major class action.  He received the Navy Commendation Medal for his defense of the United States Navy in a class action.

Active in professional organizations, Bill is a past contributor to the Development of Law under the National Labor Relations Act, a publication of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section.


Experience

  • Successfully defended a major U.S. retailer in limiting a nationwide subpoena brought by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission.
  • Obtained an appellate discretionary review and reversal of a district court’s order granting class certification.
  • Obtained two summary judgments in cutting edge employee free speech and equal protection claims.

Professional Activities and Speeches

Professional Activities:

  • American Bar Association (Labor and Employment Section, and Litigation Section)
  • The Florida Bar
  • Dade County Bar Association
  • Litigation Counsel of America

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