Brad represents clients primarily in the manufacturing, energy and natural resource sectors. Within these industries, his practice is devoted primarily to substantive labor law, employment discrimination defense, and Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) counseling and defense. He has also advocated in numerous enforcement actions brought by the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA).
Awards & Recognitions
· The Best Lawyers In America, Litigation-Environmental, 1995-2014
· Chambers USA, Labor & Employment Law, 2010-2013
· Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2005-2012; Top 100, 2008; Top 50 St. Louis, 2006-2008
Professional Associations & Memberships
· Academy of Hospitality Industry Attorneys
· American Bar Association
· The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis
· Illinois State Bar Association
· The Missouri Bar
· Associated Industries of Missouri
· Coordinated Youth and Human Services
· St. Louis Regional Chamber and Growth Association, Environmental Council
· Defended major water company and won 25 unfair labor practice cases before the NLRB.
· Defended in 17 civil penalty actions by OSHA involving workplace fatalities.
· Won eight whistleblower retaliation cases brought by federal mining regulators against mining companies.
· Counseled prospective buyers of coal-fired power plants in Arkansas, Colorado, Florida, Nevada and New Mexico.
· Negotiated collective bargaining agreements for numerous companies, television stations and hotels.
· Defended dairy companies and obtained favorable results in more than 100 OSHA citation cases nationwide.
6.22.10, Supreme Court Voids More Than 600 NLRB Decisions
5.7.10, OSHA Enhanced Enforcement Efforts Signal Significant Changes for Employers
3.26.10, Hiring Incentives to Restore Employment (HIRE) Act Offers Tax Incentives for Hiring
1.1.10, Superfund Chapter, Missouri Bar's Environmental Law Deskbook
7.9.09, Court Limits Enforcement of Non-Union Email Policy
7.2.09, Supreme Court Rules in Reverse Bias Case
6.19.09, Supreme Court Adopts "But For" Rule for ADEA Cases
4.24.09, Illinois Supreme Court Extends Strict Liability Standard to Sexual Harassment by Any Supervisor
4.6.09, Unions May Substitute Arbitration For Litigation Of Discrimination Claims
3.9.09, Court Imposes Personal Liability on Supervisors
1.14.09, The Employee Free Choice Act
1.1.08, Cook Lines, Cocktails and Complaints: Limiting Liability for Hostile Work Environment Claims in Food & Beverage Environments, Hospitalitylawyer.com
7.1.05, Building a CERCLA Defense: An Update on the Proposed All Appropriate Inquiry Rule and Recent Litigation, ABA Environmental Litigation and Toxic Torts Committee Newsletter
1.1.97, Company Officials Should Know Rights, Responsibilities When Investigators Arrive, 104 Daily Environment BNA A-5