John L.Telford


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John works with his clients in their labor matters, particularly the challenges they face with unions.

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Employers turn to John to help them in their traditional labor union-related matters, including collective bargaining, labor arbitrations, union election campaigns, proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and labor matters governed by the Railway Labor Act.

John has handled matters in a variety of areas. He has served as chief negotiator in national contract negotiations and airline pilot negotiations. John also has extensive experience guiding clients through complex labor matters in the context of myriad corporate transactions—downsizing, bankruptcy, mergers and acquisitions, and other business restructuring initiatives. This includes renegotiating collective bargaining agreements, corporate structure planning, developing effective, efficient transition and integration plans, and leading the labor and employment due diligence process.

John has also assisted clients remaining non-union, even in highly unionized industries and environments, through the development of effective employment policies and practices—and conducting extensive union vulnerability assessments.

  • JD, Tulane University Law School
    Environmental Law

    Magna cum laude

  • BA, Louisiana State University
    Economics and Physics
  • Georgia