Gordon E. Krischer

Gordy Krischer is Of Counsel in O’Melveny's Los Angeles office. He is a member of the Litigation Department and the former Chair of the Labor and Employment Practice. He is a trial attorney and counselor who has extensive experience representing management in virtually all fields of labor and personnel law in both the private and public sectors. His litigation practice includes individual and complex class action and multiple plaintiff employment discrimination litigation, ERISA litigation, wage and hour litigation, and wrongful discharge litigation including major "whistleblower" and toxic tort cases in both state and federal courts. These litigation matters involve bench trials, jury trials, binding arbitration and mediation. Areas of his practice under the National Labor Relations Act include representation elections, collective bargaining negotiations, arbitrations and unfair labor practice proceedings.

Gordy is also chief negotiator for large employers, having represented a metropolitan transit authority and a large school district in negotiations with numerous bargaining units covering thousands of employees. He also counsels and represents in litigation several motion picture studios and employers of all sizes in the aerospace, computer, telecommunications, shipbuilding, utility, and retail industries. He acted as lead counsel for a large corporate client in a series of multi-plaintiff toxic tort cases filed by present and former employees, and represented the same client on a significant class action ERISA case before the US Supreme Court.

Gordy also has advised numerous clients with respect to the labor problems associated with the merger, sale, relocation, restructuring and downsizing of business enterprises and universities. He is a frequent lecturer on labor law topics before the academic, business and legal communities.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor and Employment, 2) Environmental Law, 3) Executive Compensation and Employee Benefits, 4) ERISA Litigation and 5) Environment and Natural Resources
Law School Harvard Law School, J.D., 1971
Education University of Illinois, B.A., 1968
Bar Member / Association California State Bar Association, New York State Bar Association
Most recent firm O Melveny & Myers LLP
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