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Jones Day's Rick Bergstrom elected Fellow of American College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

Rick Bergstrom, a partner in the Firm's San Diego Office, has been admitted as a Fellow of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, a non-profit professional association honoring the leading lawyers nationwide in the practice of labor and employment law.

Election as a Fellow is the highest recognition by a labor and employment lawyer's colleagues of sustained outstanding performance in the profession, exemplifying integrity, dedication, and excellence. The College's induction of new Fellows was held on November 12, 2022, in Washington, D.C.

"Rick has cultivated a 30-year career as one of the leading employment lawyers in the nation, successfully defending clients in class actions, whistleblower actions, and a wide range of high-stakes claims filed against employers," said Matt Lampe, Co-Leader of Jones Day's global Labor & Employment Practice. "Rick has been recognized by corporate counsel for years as being one of the elite standout attorneys in his field. We are proud that he is a member of our team at Jones Day and I congratulate him on his admission into the College."

The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers is a prestigious national organization whose membership is limited to attorneys who demonstrate the highest professional qualifications and ethical standards based on the College's principles of civility and professionalism. The College was established in 1995 through an initiative of the Council of the Section of Labor and Employment Law of the American Bar Association and it operates as a free-standing organization, recognizing individuals who have distinguished themselves as leaders in the field.

For three decades, Mr. Bergstrom has represented employers in class actions, Private Attorney General Act (PAGA) litigation, a variety of whistleblower disputes and theft of trade secret issues. He has also successfully tried cases to verdict involving claims for overtime, misclassification, pay equity, failure to provide meal and rest periods, misappropriation of trade secrets, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wrongful termination.

Mr. Bergstrom is recognized as a thought leader in employment law. He testified before Congress concerning whistleblower protection laws and the impact of the U.S. Supreme Court decision in Garcetti v. Ceballos; is a frequent speaker for the American Employment Law Council; and lectures to management groups and conducts workshops for corporate counsel regarding compliance with federal employment laws, ESG issues, and personnel policy implementation.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,400 lawyers in 42 offices across five continents. The Firm is distinguished by: a singular tradition of client service; the mutual commitment to, and the seamless collaboration of, a true partnership; formidable legal talent across multiple disciplines and jurisdictions; and shared professional values that focus on client needs.