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Donald J. Munro (Don)
Partner

Contact

(T) +1.202.879.3922
(F) +1.202.626.1700

Education

  • University of Virginia (J.D. 1994; Order of the Coif; Articles Editor, Virginia Law Review); The Johns Hopkins University (B.A. in International Relations 1990; Phi Beta Kappa)

Bar Admissions

  • District of Columbia, Maryland, U.S. Supreme Court, 11 federal courts of appeal, U.S. Court of Federal Claims, and a number of federal district courts

Clerkships

  • Law Clerk to Judge J. Harvie Wilkinson III, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit (1994-1995)

Don Munro is one of the country's leading transportation industry lawyers, representing clients in high-stakes labor, employment, and regulatory matters. His experience encompasses collective bargaining, wage and hour, employee safety, discrimination, wrongful discharge, restrictive covenants, Family and Medical Leave Act and sick leave, health and welfare plans, contract disputes, executive compensation, whistleblowers, and disputes involving federal preemption of state law. Don is a nationally known authority on the Railway Labor Act and serves as the primary outside counsel for the National Railway Labor Conference. His clients also include all of the Class I railroads in the United States, as well as major and regional airlines, airline service providers, and commuter railroads.

For 20 years, Don has successfully defended transportation companies in court and before various federal agencies and arbitration panels, including the National Mediation Board, the Surface Transportation Board, the Federal Aviation Administration, the Federal Railroad Administration, and presidential emergency boards. He has briefed and argued more than 30 cases in the U.S. courts of appeal across the country. He is a frequent speaker at airline and railroad labor law conferences and served as the co-chair of the ABA Railway and Airline Labor Law Committee from 2013 to 2016. Don is also a senior editor of The Railway Labor Act treatise.

Don maintains a substantial pro bono practice, providing advice to charities and nonprofits in various employment matters. He also taught employment law for many years as an adjunct professor at The George Washington University School of Law.


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