Robert K. McCalla: Lawyer with Fisher & Phillips LLP

Robert K. McCalla

Senior Counsel
New Orleans,  LA  U.S.A.
Phone(504) 522-3303

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 5.0/5.0
AV® Preeminent

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Practice Areas

  • Labor and Employment
  • Civil Rights Litigation
  • Class and Collective Action Defense
  • Discrimination
  • Employment Class Actions
  • Wage and Hour Litigation
  • ERISA Litigation
  • Labor Law Aspects of Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Management Employment Law
  • National Labor Relations Act - NLRA
  • Railway Labor Act - RLA
 
Law SchoolUniversity of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE, J.D., cum laude, 1961
 
Admitted1961, Nebraska; 1966, Louisiana; U.S. Supreme Court; U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Louisiana; U.S. District Court for the Western District of Louisiana; Louisiana Supreme Court
 
Memberships 

Professional Activities
Served as a member of the Governing Council of the American Bar Association's Section of Labor and Employment Law from 1981 to 1990 and as Chairman from 1990 to 1991
Chair of the Section's EEO Committee from 1973 to 1976
Served as chairman of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce's EEO Task Force
Served as a member of the Labor Council of the U. S. Chamber of Commerce
Served as Co-Chairman of the Advanced Labor Law Program sponsored by the American Law Institute American Bar Association from 1984 to 1987
Served as Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Committee of the Defense Research Institute from 1988 to 1989

 
Biography

Bob McCalla is a senior partner in the New Orleans office. He has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer, including three years as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board.

He has extensive trial experience in both jury and non-jury discrimination cases. He has handled many pieces of complex litigation including 30,000-plus class member Rule 23 and collective action cases involving FLSA and other wage issues, a 2,000-plus member class action involving race discrimination and employment testing issues in the chemical industry, a class action involving wide ranging sex discrimination issues in the glass industry, and a 10,000-plus member class action involving race discrimination issues in the ship building industry.

Bob also has an extensive practice in labor relations, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements in the marine and paper industries. He has advised companies on all aspects of negotiations, strikes, striker replacement, corporate campaigns and other economic weapons used by unions.

He also has advised companies in connection with their efforts to remain union free and handled the representation and unfair labor practice proceedings arising out of union organizational efforts.

Bob has been recognized in The International Who's Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers and as one of New Orleans' 50 Leaders in Law by New Orleans CityBusiness.

He is AV Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell, and he has been selected for inclusion in Louisiana Super Lawyers since 2007.

Bob has also been listed in Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers since 2003 and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1987.

News/Media

Newsletter Articles

As The Economy Struggles, EEOC Charges Increase
March 1, 2012

Managing Baby Boomers
June 1, 2011

 
Reported CasesRepresentative Work; Fifth Circuit Finds No Such Thing as a; Per Se; Disability; Reported Cases; Basco v. Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., 2004 WL 1497709 (E.D. La. 2004); Corcoran v. United HealthCare, Inc., 965 F.2d 1321 (5th Cir. 1992); Thornton v. General Motors Corp., 136 F.3d 450 (5th Cir. 1998); Bache v. American Tel. & Tel., 840 F.2d 283 (5th Cir. 1988); Cormier v. P.P.G. Industries, Inc., 702 F.2d 567 (5th Cir. 1983); Corcoran v. United HealthCare, Inc., 965 F.2d 1321 (5th Cir. 1992); Thornton v. General Motors Corp., 136 F.3d 450 (5th Cir. 1998); Bache v. American Tel. & Tel., 840 F.2d 283 (5th Cir. 1988); Cormier v. P.P.G. Industries, Inc., 702 F.2d 567 (5th Cir. 1983)
 
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Robert K. McCalla

201 St. Charles Avenue
New OrleansLA 70170




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