Bryan P. O'Connor

Bryan P. O'Connor: Attorney with Jackson Lewis P.C.
  • Office Managing Principal at Jackson Lewis P.C. (902 Attorneys)
  • 520 Pike Street, Suite 2300, Seattle, WA 98101
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Biography

Bryan P. O’Connor is the Office Managing Principal in the Seattle, Washington, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has practiced labor and employment law his entire legal career.

Mr. O'Connor serves in many different capacities depending upon client needs. He has advised and represented both large and small employers in all aspects of traditional labor law across numerous industries, including construction, manufacturing, retail, health care, utility, food distribution, and government-related services. His roles include advising and representing management in union organizing campaigns, elections and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, other legal proceedings before federal and state courts, and other administrative agencies. He has served as a chief spokesperson and advisor for numerous employers involved in collective bargaining and contract administration, including grievance processing and arbitrations.

In addition to traditional labor law, Mr. O’Connor’s practice includes a wide spectrum of employment law advice and litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. He has handled administrative charges and lawsuits involving race, age, religion, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation and wage and hour claims. Mr. O’Connor has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other state and local agencies.

Mr. O’Connor regularly conducts employee and management training seminars, and frequently lectures on labor and employment topics. He has drafted articles for various publications and groups, including The Ohio Labor Citizen, South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce, and South King County Chapter of SHRM.

Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. O’Connor practiced labor and employment law with two other law firms - one located in Seattle and the other in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a partner. Mr. O’Connor is a Maryland native.

In the News

June 8, 2018
SHRM

Bryan O'Connor Discusses Seattle's Head Tax and Its Impact on Businesses

Bryan O'Connor discusses the impact of Seattle’s head tax on large employers to help address the city's growing homelessness problem in Seattle Employee Tax Will Fund Housing for the Homeless, published by SHRM.

December 7, 2017
SHRM

Michael Griffin and Bryan O'Connor Author Washington Supreme Court: State Law Bars Retaliation Against Job Applicants

Michael Griffin and Bryan O'Connor author Washington Supreme Court: State Law Bars Retaliation Against Job Applicants, published by SHRM.

July 26, 2017
Bloomberg BNA

Bryan O'Connor Discusses Ruling on Local 689 Election

Bryan O'Connor discusses labor union Local 689 ordered to redo officer election because it didn't fairly give members a chance to run or vote in DC Transit System's Union Ordered to Redo Officer Election, published by Bloomberg BNA.

Publications

March 20, 2018

Washington Ban-the-Box Law Limits Criminal Background Inquiries

Effective June 7, 2018, Washington will be the next state to implement “ban the box” legislation restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Governor Jay Inslee signed into law the Washington Fair Chance Act (WFCA) on March 13, 2018. The WFCA...

February 20, 2018

Ban-the-Box Laws in Spokane, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri

State and local jurisdictions have continued to consider and enact legislation restricting employers from inquiring about a job applicant’s criminal background during the initial stages of the application process. Two of the latest enactments are in Spokane, Washington, and Kansas City, Missouri. Some ban-the-box ordinances are...

December 18, 2017

New Year Brings Paid Sick and Safe Leave to Washington

Washington has joined the growing list of jurisdictions requiring employers to provide paid sick leave to employees. All Washington employers, regardless of size, must provide their employees paid sick and safe leave (“PSSL”) starting January 1, 2018. Which Employees are Covered? In general, every non-exempt employee engaged in...

Webinars

Washington’s New Paid Sick and Safe Leave Laws: So You Think You’re Compliant?

When

February 20, 2018 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM PST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Getting Ready For I-1433: Washington's New Statewide Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

When

November 15, 2017 - 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Getting Ready For I-1433: Washington's New Statewide Paid Sick and Safe Leave Law

When

November 9, 2017 - 1:00 PM to 2:00 PM PST

Credits: Continuing education credit was offered for the live broadcast of this seminar.
You cannot earn credit for watching the archived webinar.

Areas of Practice (5)

  • General Employment Litigation
  • Labor and Preventive Practices
  • Healthcare
  • Construction
  • Higher Education

Education & Credentials

Contact Information:
206-626-6423  Phone
(206) 405-4450  Fax
www.jacksonlewis.com
University Attended:
University of Maryland, B.A., 1988
Law School Attended:
Catholic School of America Columbus School of Law, J.D., 1993; summa cum laude Phi Beta Kappa; Highest Honors
Year of First Admission:
1994
Admission:
1997, 6th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2007, 9th Circuit Court of Appeals; 2015, DC Circuit; U.S. Court of Appeals; 1997, Ohio - N.D. Ohio; 2002, Ohio - S.D. Ohio; 1994, Washington - W.D. Wash.; Maryland; Ohio; 1994, Washington; 2006, Washington - E.D. Wash.
Memberships:

Professional Associations and Activities

•Associated General Contractors of America
•Cleveland Bar Association, Labor and Employment Section, Former Secretary/Treasurer
•Cleveland Employment Inns of Court, Master of the Bench
•Cleveland Metropolitan Bar Association
•Ohio State Bar Association
•South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce
•South Snohomish Chapter of SHRM

Birth Information:
1966
ISLN:
912234791

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