Aaron Markel represents employers in a variety of labor and employment matters, ranging from single plaintiff claims and complex class actions to traditional labor disputes. Aaron devotes much of his practice to representing railroads, airlines, and airline service providers in matters under the Railway Labor Act. He has secured federal court injunctions in response to strike threats, represented clients in jurisdictional and representation disputes before the National Labor Relations Board and National Mediation Board, and frequently defends transportation-industry clients against state law wage-and-hour claims. Aaron also regularly represents clients in labor arbitration, including interest arbitration and in grievance arbitration concerning disputes over contract interpretation, discipline, and discharge.
Aaron also has defended companies against lawsuits and administrative charges under Title VII, the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, and the Occupational Safety and Health Act. In addition, he regularly represents employers in claims related to enforcing noncompetition agreements and in other contract disputes.
Prior to joining Jones Day, Aaron served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit and the U.S. District Court for the Western District of Washington.
- June 25-27, 2019
National Railway Labor Conference - Basic Labor Relations Training Program
- November 14-15, 2018
2018 Airline and Railway Labor and Employment Roundtable
- University of Michigan (J.D. magna cum laude 2012; Order of the Coif; B.A. in History with distinction 2009)
- District of Columbia, Virginia, U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Fifth and District of Columbia Circuits, and U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
- Law Clerk to: Judge Edward C. Prado, U.S. Court of Appeals, Fifth Circuit (2015-2016) and Judge Thomas S. Zilly, U.S. District Court, Western District of Washington (2014-2015)