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Jones Day's Douglas Hall and Don Munro elected Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers

November 2017

The global law firm Jones Day has announced that Douglas Hall and Don Munro, both partners in the Firm’s Labor & Employment Practice and based in its Washington Office, have been elected Fellows of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. The College's installation of Fellows was held November 11, 2017, in Washington.

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 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.

"Doug and Don have earned widespread respect among our clients as well as peers and other industry leaders and we congratulate them on their admission into the College," said Michael Gray, co-chair of Jones Day's global Labor & Employment Practice. "Their excellent counsel, wise judgment, and outstanding client service are not only consistent with the standards represented and encouraged by the College, but an important part of what we offer to our clients in their most important labor and employment matters."

"With 16 active Fellows in our practice, we are proud of the accomplishments of Doug and Don, and also the depth and breadth of our capabilities around the world," noted Matthew Lampe, who also co-chairs the Jones Day Practice. "The College’s recognition confirms the outstanding contributions Doug and Don have provided to clients throughout their careers and we are gratified by the College’s recognition of their professionalism and accomplishments."

Mr. Hall is recognized as one of the leading management-side lawyers representing airlines and airline service providers under the Railway Labor Act (RLA). For more than 25 years, he has represented clients in every aspect of labor-management relations under the RLA, from responding to union organizing drives to collective bargaining to arbitration of grievances. He also represents clients in sophisticated litigation involving such issues as threatened strikes, AIR21 whistle-blower clams, and the RLA's jurisdictional scope. He also represents airlines and service providers before courts and administrative agencies in matters involving the RLA and other statutes. In 2017, for example, he obtained a favorable decision from the D.C. Circuit regarding the manner in which the NMB and NLRB determine whether service providers are subject to the RLA. In 2015, he obtained an order enjoining a threatened pilot strike against Allegiant Air.

Mr. 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. Mr. Munro 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 more than 20 years, Mr. Munro has successfully defended transportation companies in court and before various federal agencies and arbitration panels.

Jones Day is a global law firm with more than 2,500 lawyers in 43 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.