Terry L. Potter: Lawyer with Husch Blackwell LLP

Terry L. Potter

St. Louis,  MO  U.S.A.

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Practice Areas

  • Technology
  • Manufacturing & Transportation
  • Manufacturing
  • Construction & Design
  • Labor & Employment
  • Labor & Management Relations
Contact InfoTelephone: 314.345.6438
Fax: 314.480.1505
University University of Missouri-Columbia, B.A., 1977
Law SchoolUniversity of Missouri-Columbia School of Law, J.D., 1980
Admitted1980, Missouri; 1981, Illinois

Professional Associations and Memberships

American Bar Association

•The Bar Association of Metropolitan St. Louis

•Eighth Circuit Bar Association, charter member

•Illinois State Bar Association

•Industrial Relations Research Association, Gateway Chapter

•The Missouri Bar

•Society for Human Resource Management Certification Institute, faculty, 2008-present


A former field attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Terry views labor and employment cases from an insider's perspective. He represents employers in collective bargaining, arbitrations, union avoidance techniques and matters before the NLRB and various state public labor relations boards.

Terry also advises employers in employment discrimination matters before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), related state agencies and before state and federal courts. He represents employers regarding numerous regulatory issues, wage and hour laws, restrictive covenant agreements, worker safety issues and public policy discharge matters. He also practices construction and design law. Terry is a member of the firm's Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation team.

Awards and Recognitions

The Best Lawyers In America, Employment Law-Management, Labor Law-Management, Litigation-Labor & Employment, 2012-2014

•Martindale-Hubbell AV Preeminent

Missouri & Kansas Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor, 2006

Civic Involvement

Missouri Chamber of Commerce

•World Bird Sanctuary, Board of Directors, 2011-present


Represented clients and developed strategies for collective bargaining at the local and national level for clients across many industries.

•Led collective bargaining efforts to:
- Obtain concessionary agreements without strikes.
- Expedite implemented terms post-impasse.
- Develop strike and lock-out contingencies.

•Represented clients during the negotiation process in defending unfair labor practices, responding to corporate campaigns and obtaining relief for strike misconduct.

•Won favorable decisions from district and appellate courts for metropolitan newspaper over union's attempt to arbitrate the modification of retirement benefits.

•Assisted Fortune 500 company in the merger of its operations with another major concern, which included issues regarding union successorship liability and the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN).

•Negotiated a settlement with the Department of Labor regarding a Davis-Bacon dispute, which resulted in a de minimus payment rather than a six-figure amount.

•Resolved a multiunion labor dispute in the Chicago metropolitan area regarding a multimillion-dollar construction project.

•Defended Midwestern city in lawsuit filed by former police officer who claimed hostile work environment, sexual harassment, retaliation and constructive discharge. After a week-long trial, the jury reached a verdict in favor of the city on all claims.

Business Insights

Business Insights

6.27.14 NLRB Recess Appointments Found Unlawful by Supreme Court

6.10.14 Critical Labor Issues in the Construction Industry
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Real Estate, Development & Construction Seminar St. Louis, MO

5.13.14 Expansion of NLRB's Joint Employer Doctrine Blog

5.09.14 NLRB Update on Email Policies Blog

5.08.14 Labor and Employment Seminar
Seminar St. Louis, MO

5.06.14 Critical Labor Issues in the Construction Industry
Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Real Estate, Development & Construction Seminar Kansas City, MO

3.31.14 Northwestern University - The NLRB Should Have Passed Blog

3.17.14 What E-Mail Policy? Blog

2.05.14 The National Labor Relations Board Proposes Amendments to Improve Representation Case Procedures Technology, Manufacturing & Transportation Blog

1.29.14 NLRB Backs Down From Notice Posting Rule Blog

In The News

8.16.13 Best Lawyers 2014 Names 109 from Husch Blackwell, 13 Lawyers of the Year
Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals Real Estate, Development & Construction Financial Services Energy & Natural Resources News Release

1.11.13 Husch Blackwell Launches New Blog on Labor Relations Issues
News Release

8.23.12 2013 Best Lawyers Includes 106 Husch Blackwell Attorneys in 56 Practice Areas and 7 States
News Release

9.06.11 More Than 100 Husch Blackwell Attorneys Named to Best Lawyers 2012
News Release


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NLRB Recess Appointments Found Unlawful by Supreme Court
Terry L. Potter, July 10, 2014
The last year or so has not been a good one for the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Time and time again the courts have shot down the Board in a number of matters, including the Board’s notice posting rule, its attempt to modify its own election rules for processing representation...

Northwestern University - The NLRB Should Have Passed
Terry L. Potter, April 2, 2014
The Regional Director for the Chicago office of the NLRB issued a decision this week finding that football players receiving scholarships at Northwestern University constituted an appropriate unit for purposes of collective bargaining under the NLRA. From my perspective, the decision is flawed in...

What E-Mail Policy?
Terry L. Potter, March 20, 2014
On March 12, 2014 a three-person panel of the NLRB issued a rather scathing decision with respect to the named employer’s attempted enforcement of their e-mail policy. The employer involved, the California Institute of Technology Jet Propulsion Laboratory, employed approximately 5000...

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Terry L. Potter

190 Carondelet Plaza, Suite 600
St. LouisMO 63105-3441


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