Brian J. Finucane: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Brian J. Finucane

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Regional Managing Partner
Kansas City,  MO  U.S.A.
Phone(816) 842-8770

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Americans with Disabilities Act - ADA
  • Class and Collective Action Defense
  • Employment Arbitration
  • Employment Law
  • Whistleblower Litigation and Retaliation
  • Employment Litigation and Counseling
  • Harassment in the Workplace
  • Management Labor Law
  • Severance and Separation Agreements
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
University University of Missouri, Columbia, MO, B.S.B.A., 1973
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri Columbia School of Law, Columbia, MO, J.D., 1977
Admitted1977, Missouri

Professional Activities

Brian is the former Chairperson of the Missouri Bar Labor Law Committee. He is active in the American Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, where he has served on the Committee on Practice and Procedure before the National Labor Relations Board and Committee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace. He has lectured at the ABA Annual Convention, as well as on a variety of other programs including ones sponsored by the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Kansas Commission on Civil Rights, the Missouri Bar, and the University of Missouri. Brian also has served for 15 years on the Steering Committee of the Heartland Labor and Employment Law Institute. He was a contributing editor to the labor law treatise, The Developing Labor Law, published by the Labor and Employment Law Section of the American Bar Association.


Brian Finucane is a partner in the Kansas City office. He has practiced exclusively in the field of labor and employment law since 1977.

Brian provides a broad range of legal services in employment law, from daily client consultation designed to avoid legal problems to defending clients in complex class action litigation.

He also represents clients in traditional labor law matters, negotiating contracts and handling NLRB matters, union contract arbitration, and union avoidance efforts. He represents employers across the country in state and federal courts and before the state and federal administrative agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Department of Labor, National Labor Relations Board and Occupational Safety and Health Administration.

Among the thousands of cases he has handled through the years, Brian represented United Parcel Service in the landmark U.S. Supreme Court case of Murphy v. United Parcel Service. Brian is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and has been repeatedly selected for inclusion in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers.

He has been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 2006. Brian was recognized as a Labor Law - Management Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014 and 2016.


Discussing Politics in the Workplace
April 16, 2012

New IRS Rules Restrict Corporate Abuses on Deferred Compensation
December 17, 2007


Meeting the Challenge of Employment Investigations - Overland Park, KS
May 31, 2012


Brian is a former board member of the United Cerebral Palsy Association of Kansas City and a former board member of the historic Folly Theater.


Kansas City Attorneys Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2015 Edition
October 15, 2015

Eighty-Four Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Selected to The Best Lawyers in America 2016
August 17, 2015

Forty-Four Attorneys Ranked Among Top in Chambers USA 2015
May 19, 2015

Kansas City Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Included in Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers 2013 Edition
October 14, 2013

Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Included in Missouri and Kansas Super Lawyers 2012 Edition
October 15, 2012

Quotes and Soundbites

Some March Madness Brackets Are Illegal
March 12, 2015

March Madness Brackets
March 12, 2015

Work Appropriate Costumes
October 29, 2014

Supreme Court Snapshot: Affirmative Action Ruling And Hiring
April 25, 2014

Summer Dress Codes in the Workplace
June 7, 2013

Googling Job Candidates: Five Practices to Avoid
April 4, 2013

Talking Politics in the Workplace
September 13, 2012

Talking Politics In The Workplace
July 11, 2012

Conflict Resolution: Tight Budgets Are Dictating How Unions and Employers Resolve Conflict
September 1, 2011

Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fisher & Phillips Attorneys Win Jury Trial and Important Appellate Ruling Under Missouri Human Rights Act

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Office Information

Brian J. Finucane

4900 Main Street
Kansas CityMO 64112


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