Once a member of the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), Harry I. Johnson, III now serves as a management-side defense lawyer at Morgan Lewis, with more than 20 years of experience in traditional labor matters before the NLRB and federal courts. Harry practices across the entire traditional union/labor field, including in NLRB unfair labor practice and representation proceedings, union representation campaigns, union corporate campaigns, labor arbitrations, collective bargaining, labor-management relations, labor-related advice for mergers and acquisitions, and federal and state labor injunction cases. Harry is also the co-practice group leader of the Morgan Lewis’s nationally-recognized Labor / Management Relations practice.
Harry also advises and defends employers on many issues that arise generally under California and federal employment law. These include claims of racial, sexual, age, national origin, disability, and sexual orientation discrimination; harassment claims and investigations; and retaliation claims.
While at the NLRB, Harry was involved in cases making many novel changes in the law. In several of those cases, he authored dissenting opinions that were eventually adopted, in whole or part, on appeal to the federal courts.