CHICAGO, IL – March 20, 2019 – Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl, LLC. (Leech Tishman) is pleased to announce the addition of a new attorney to the firm, James F. Hendricks, Jr.
James (“Jim”) joins Leech Tishman as Counsel in the firm’s Employment Practice Group. Jim is based in Leech Tishman’s Chicago office and focuses his practice on traditional labor law, employment, and wage and hour litigation.
Jim has spent his entire career defending employers exclusively in all facets of labor and employment law, including National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and Labor Relations cases, collective bargaining, ERISA for M&A processes, 3201 issues, unfunded pension liability cases and wage and hour issues.
Jim is experienced in labor and employment litigation analysis and defense, as well as providing advice and counsel to operations and human resource executives on a variety of issues regarding the development and implementation of employment policies and procedures, labor and employment issues involved in mergers, acquisitions and divestitures, personnel transactions, and preventive labor and employment strategies and training.
In the course of practicing in labor relations and as a labor and employment lawyer, Jim has handled hundreds of union organizing campaigns across the country. He has negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements, ranging from single facility bargaining units to multi-employer contracts for over 200 employers covering thousands of employees. Jim’s practice has included warehousing and logistics, floral, trucking, automotive, steel, manufacturing, hospitality, gaming, and other industries. He has filed appearances in more than 300 representation (R) cases where a union election is being conducted by the NLRB. Jim has also negotiated first contracts after certification most often resulting with no agreement or terms most favorable to clients.
Jim has given workshops and webinars on wage and hour matters for the National Automobile Dealers Association, multiple state and labor area dealership organizations and various other associations. He is a frequent lecturer on maintaining a union-free environment.
“We are pleased to have the opportunity to add a highly-skilled labor and employment lawyer to our Chicago attorney team,” stated Pete A. Fuscaldo, Leech Tishman’s managing partner. “Jim has a broad background in defending employers in a range of labor and employment matters in litigation and before government bodies, and will be a wonderful asset to our Midwest clients as well as our Employment Practice Group.”
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Leech Tishman Fuscaldo & Lampl is a full-service law firm dedicated to assisting individuals, businesses, and institutions. Leech Tishman offers legal services in alternative dispute resolution, aviation & aerospace, bankruptcy & creditors’ rights, construction, corporate, embezzlement & employee theft, employee benefits, employment, energy, environmental, estates & trusts, family law, government relations, immigration, insurance coverage & corporate risk mitigation, intellectual property, internal investigations, international legal matters, litigation, real estate, and taxation. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA, Leech Tishman also has offices in El Segundo, CA, Chicago, Houston, TX, Los Angeles, New York, Sarasota, and Wilmington, DE. For more information call 412.261.1600 or visit us at www.leechtishman.com.