Jackson Walker partners Gary Ingram
and Scott McLaughlin
spoke at the University of Houston Law Foundation Advanced Employment Law
seminar. The seminar was March 12-13 in Houston, Texas and March 26-27 in Dallas, Texas.
Mr. Ingram presented "National Labor Relations Act Update, Including the Impact of the Proposed Employee Free Choice Act
." The presentation included a discussion of proposed amendments to the National Labor Relations Act and the impact of those amendments upon union organizing. Mr. McLaughlin presented "Lay-Offs, RIFs, and the WARN Act
." His presentation covered crucial downsizing and plan closing issues.
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Mr. Ingram is the statewide head of the Labor and Employment Practice Group of Jackson Walker. His experience is primarily in labor and employment law matters and civil rights litigation. He has more than 30 years of experience in handling labor union issues, unfair labor practice claims, collective bargaining negotiations, and union organizing campaigns. He has successfully defended employers, both large and small, in cases before the National Labor Relations Board, in arbitration hearings, and in court proceedings. He is often called upon to advise employers regarding union avoidance strategies, to develop or revise labor relations policies, and to create supervisory training programs. He has received peer recognition as a "Best Attorney" or "Super Lawyer" in various publications and is frequently invited to speak at programs devoted to labor relations and employment law issues.
Mr. McLaughlin represents employers in labor and employment law matters before administrative agencies and in state and federal courts. His broad range of experience includes trade secret and noncompete issues; employment discrimination claims under both federal and Texas state law; ERISA litigation; wrongful discharge cases; employment law torts; workers' compensation retaliation cases; and federal wage and hour claims. Mr. McLaughlin also has experience in union elections, unfair labor practice charges, NLRB administrative trials, and labor arbitration. He often conducts supervisory training seminars and employee handbook and personnel policy reviews in addition to other situational prelitigation counseling. Mr. McLaughlin received his B.S. degree from Rice University and his J.D. degree from Louisiana State University Paul M. Hebert School of Law.