Harold P. Coxson , Jr. - Ogletree, Deakins, Nash, Smoak & Stewart, P.C.
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Harold P. Coxson , Jr.

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009

Mr. Coxson represents employers in all aspects of labor and employment law.  He focuses his practice on traditional labor matters, representing management in unfair labor practice cases and representation proceedings, arbitrations, and union organizing campaigns.

He also is the Chair of Ogletree Deakins' Government Relations Practice Group and a Principal in Ogletree Governmental Affairs, Inc. where he represents clients as a business community advocate on public policy matters before Congress,  Executive Branch and regulatory agencies, and federal courts, including the U.S. Supreme Court where he has filed numerous amicus curiae briefs on labor and employment law issues. He has represented U.S. Employers before the U.N.-sponsored International Labor Organization and is considered to be an expert on global labor standards.

Franklin & Marshall CollegeBA 1994Penn State Dickinson School of LawJ.D. 2000
North American Transportation Employee Relations AssociationFirst Tuesday Group (national trade associations)International Labor Law Perspectives Subcommittee, U.S. Chamber of CommerceNew Jersey Bar Association

Case History

Experience — Prior to joining Ogletree Deakins, Mr. Coxson was a field attorney for seven years with the National Labor Relations Board, Region 5 in Baltimore, Maryland, where, among other things, he investigated and successfully litigated numerous unfair labor practice cases, and served as a hearing officer in complex representation cases.
Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Pennsylvania
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit

Client Comments

"Hal Coxson at Ogletree bridges the divide between labor law expertise and sharp political strategy. He is unique in his ability to navigate both worlds and provides thoughtful and successful strategies."

-Stephen Sandherr
Associated General Contractors of America

"Hal has a deep understanding on employment and labor law and provides common-sense advice that goes well beyond the basic legal compliance. His knowledge and contacts in the political world are a great asset in terms of giving us insightful advice on what may or may not happen in terms of policy, legislation, and regulation."

-Jim Kyger
Printing Industries of America

Office Location

1909 K Street, NW, Suite 1000
Washington, DC 20006
United States


Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management