Rod’s practice focuses on labor and employment law and involves litigation, counseling, training, and negotiating. Rod has extensive experience defending both public- and private-sector employers in discrimination, wrongful discharge, and unpaid wage cases in state and federal courts. He has also represented public and private employers in union organizing campaigns, representation proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, and union discrimination matters before the Public Employment Relations Commission and the National Labor Relations Board. Rod spends a significant amount of time counseling and advising clients about labor and employment issues. In this capacity, he assists clients with hiring, firing, and discipline issues; wage and hour issues; grievance processing; employment contracts; and employment policies. He also advises employers regarding collective bargaining strategies, and represents employers at the bargaining table during collective bargaining negotiations. In addition to his labor and employment law experience, Rod has extensive experience with complex insurance coverage, environmental and mass tort litigation.