Charles F. Walters

Mr. Walters represents and counsels employers from many different industries on the full range of employment and labor law matters from Seyfarth Shaw’s Washington, DC office. As a member of the Labor and Employee Relations Group, Mr. Walters has represented employers from many different industries in collective bargaining, arbitrations, grievance mediations, and NLRB and court litigation. He has also provided extensive counseling to employers in connection with strikes, picketing, handbilling and other economic weapons, and on subcontracting, work relocations, permanent and temporary closings and other important management decisions. Mr. Walters has assisted employers in more than 30 organizing and decertification campaigns and provided supervisory training on positive employee relations and related topics. He has particular experience in service industries, including hospitality, healthcare, construction, commercial cleaning, government services and gaming, and represents several multi-employer bargaining groups.

Mr. Walters regularly acts as lead counsel in employment cases before federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and has tried jury cases to verdict and arbitrations to award. He has successfully obtained dismissal of numerous cases at the summary judgment or motion to dismiss stage.

Mr. Walters has an active employment counseling practice and regularly guides clients through federal (DOL, DOJ, EEOC) and state and local agency investigations. He has conducted internal investigations, prepared employee handbooks, workplace policies and employment agreements, and counseled employers in connection with large workplace transformations. He has particular expertise in the WARN Act and the Service Contract Act, and provides regular counseling on all other employment laws and issues.

Mr. Walters also represents both U.S. employers with foreign operations, and foreign employers with U.S. operations, and understands the unique employment issues and challenges faced by such employers.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Workplace Counseling & Solutions, 3) Labor & Employee Relations, 4) Employment Litigation and 5) Hospitality
Law School The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law ( J.D., 1994)
Admitted Year 1986
Education Cornell University (M.I.L.R.,1990); University of Toronto, Ontario (B.S.C., 1988)
Bar Member / Association District of Columbia Bar Association
Most recent firm Seyfarth Shaw LLP
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