John M. Cerilli - Littler Mendelson P.C.

John M. Cerilli

Listed in Best Lawyers since 2009
Phone: 412-201-7639

John M. Cerilli represents employers with respect to all aspects of labor and employment law. His traditional labor law practice focuses on:

  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • Strikes and picketing
  • Labor contract administration
  • Arbitration
  • Collective bargaining
  • Union organizing
  • Plant closings and mass layoffs
  • Corporate transactions
  • Wage and hour

In his employment practice, John provides counseling and training on a wide range of employment matters, such as:

  • Reductions-in-force
  • Personnel policies
  • Hiring and firing
  • Workers' compensation
  • Discrimination

He regularly appears before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board, the Pennsylvania Human Rights Commission and other governmental agencies. John also advises both self-insured and insured employers regarding various aspects of their workers' compensation programs, including issues unique to employers with staff in multiple states, strategies for reducing workers' compensation costs, litigation strategy and the interrelationship of workers' compensation and employment and labor laws.

His clients include the following types of companies:

  • Electrical power
  • Manufacturing
  • Chemical industry
  • Steel industry
  • Cultural and entertainment
  • Armored car and security
  • Airlines
  • Technology
  • Health care
  • Transportation
  • Oil, gas, and coal
  • Commercial real estate

John is one of the founders and current office managing shareholder of the firm's Pittsburgh office. He is also a member of Littler Mendelson's Traditional Labor and Corporate Transactions practice groups and serves as the chair for both the Workers' Compensation Practice Group and the firm's Technology Committee.

During the period of 1982 to 1987, John was a field examiner with the NLRB's Region Six office in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

Duquesne UniversityJ.D. Pennsylvania State UniversityBA
Allegheny County Bar AssociationPennsylvania Bar Association

Case History

Other Court Admissions
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Pennsylvania

Office Location

EQT Plaza, 26th Floor
625 Liberty Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
United States

Lawyer of the Year Awards

2015 Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law - Management of the Pittsburgh Metro Area
John M. Cerilli has earned a Lawyer of the Year award for 2015!

Practice Areas

Employment Law - Management
Labor Law - Management