F. Curt Kirschner Jr

In practice for more than 27 years, Curt Kirschner focuses on the resolution of complex labor and employment disputes, with a particular concentration on addressing employers' rights and obligations relating to disputes arising in the health care field. Curt has been designated by the American Hospital Association as its outside counsel for labor matters affecting the hospital industry. On behalf of the AHA, he has authored amicus briefs and comments on a variety of important policy topics facing hospital employers, including federal preemption of state laws affecting labor-management relations, the NLRB's proposed rule changes, and the proposed expansion of the federal contractor jurisdiction over hospitals.

Curt has extensive experience in the defense of "corporate campaigns" brought against employers by labor unions, including the pursuit of litigation against unlawful union activities arising from corporate campaigns. He has negotiated scores of collective bargaining agreements, handled numerous proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and similar state agencies, advocated on behalf of employers in grievance and interest arbitrations, and provided advice and litigation representation during labor disputes.

Curt's employment litigation experience is similarly extensive. Defending scores of employment lawsuits in state and federal courts and in private arbitration proceedings, he has obtained favorable decisions from juries, judges, and arbitrators in difficult employment cases in many industry sectors, including health care, broadcasting, technology, investment banking, and the public sector.

Curt regularly speaks and writes about a variety of labor and employment topics, including corporate campaigns, organizing agreements, strikes and lockouts, and interest arbitration. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Attorneys.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Health Care, 3) NLRB Proceedings & Appeals, 4) Collective Bargaining, 5) Contract Enforcement & Union Organizing and 6) Health Care Labor & Employment
Law School The University of Michigan Law School
Education University of California, Berkeley (B.A., 1982)
Bar Member / Association California
Most recent firm Jones Day
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