For the past 35 years, Pat Stanton has focused on working with private sector employers of all sizes to enable them to resolve the legal and practical issues associated with the management of their employees.During that time, Pat has handled hundreds of union organizing campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations. In addition, Pat has handled a number of representation petitions and hearings and unfair labor practice charges and hearings, as well as providing strike and lockout planning and advice during both strikes and lockouts.In addition, Pat has defended hundreds of state and federal court litigations and administrative proceedings involving claims of employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, wage and hour violations, workplace safety and health (including matters before both OSHA and state agencies) and employee benefits issues. Pat also has both prosecuted and defended employment contract issues, including claims involving breaches of postemployment restrictions on competition and disclosure of confidential information.Pat also has advised clients regarding potential multiemployer pension plan withdrawal liability claims, and litigated and arbitrated such claims to a conclusion.Pat’s industry experience includes industries such as healthcare, professional services, financial services, retail, hospitality, transportation (including waste collection and recycling) and manufacturing. Pat’s clients have ranged in size from multinational employers with hundreds of thousands of employees to a doctor with one part-time receptionist.Pat’s experience includes not only experience in private practice and in-house experience as both a lawyer and a human resources professional.Pat’s representation of management began in 1976 after he completed a tour as a Navy Judge Advocate and joined a large Cincinnati law firm.In 1980, Pat became Labor Counsel for Union Camp Corporation, then a Fortune 200 company with 17,000 employees. Three years later, he became Director of Labor Relations & EEO Programs for W.R. Grace & Co., (then was a Fortune 50 Company with 110,000 employees).Pat returned to private practice in 1986, eventually becoming the Chair of the Employment Law Group at one of New Jersey’s largest law firms. In 1995, he co-founded Stanton, Hughes, Diana, Mariani & Margello, P.C., where he remained until that firm merged with Ogletree Deakins on January 1, 2004.
Other Court Admissions
- U.S. District Court, District of New Jersey
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
- U.S. District Court, Southern District of Ohio
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Third Circuit U.S. Court of Appeals, District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Supreme Court
TRADITIONAL LABOR RELATIONS: — During the past three years, Pat has handled matters involving a variety of labor unions such as the Teamsters, SEIU, CWA, RWDSU, UAW, Steelworkers, Glass Workers, IBEW, Laborers and Carpenters.
TRADITIONAL LABOR RELATIONS: Examples
- Served as Chief Spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations in New York City for large privately-held x-ray service business, with negotiations ultimately resulting in a lockout. After the unfair labor practice charges filed by the union were dismissed by the NLRB Regional Director for Region 2, the union disclaimed interest in representing the employees
- Served as Chief Spokesperson in collective bargaining negotiations for diversified manufacturer (providing products and services to defense, energy, commercial aerospace and general industrial markets) at locations on Long Island and in Ohio, Illinois and California.
- Represented highly unionized food retailer in multilocation union organizing campaign of remaining nonrepresented employees resulting in vote rejecting union.
- Assisted diversified Fortune 100 Company in strike preparations for multistate multilocation unit of alarm technicians, including conducting of strike training for management personnel.
- During the past three years, Pat has advised clients regarding a variety of employee relations matters.
- Advised privately-held waste services client regarding labor, employment law and employee relations issues associated with a multimillion dollar acquisition of assets from Fortune 100 waste hauler.
- ?Advised US subsidiary of privately held electronic security firm with operations in North America, Europe and the Middle East regarding reduction in force.
- ?Advised medical group regarding issues associated with equipment sabotage occurring immediately after the termination of the technician assigned to operate that equipment.
- During the past three years, Pat has represented clients in a variety of employment litigations.
- Among those matters were the following:
- Represented national retailer in age discrimination action brought in U.S. District Court for The Eastern District of New York
- Represented private-held employer in New Jersey State Court litigations involving claims under the New Jersey Conscientious Employee Protection Act arising out of terminations in Abu Dhabi.
- Represented pharmaceutical company in race and national origin discrimination action brought in New Jersey State Court by Nigerian scientist terminated in reduction in force.
- Represented Fortune 100 Technology Company in age discrimination action brought in U.S. District Court for The Southern District of New York and then referred to mandatory arbitration.
- Represented physician in disability discrimination action brought in New Jersey State Court by medical assistant terminated for performance reasons.