John F. Ring

John F. Ring is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. He is also the office practice group leader for the Labor and Employment Practice and the hiring partner for the Washington, D.C. office. Mr. Ring's practice focuses on advising clients in connection with strategic business planning with a particular emphasis on the negotiation and administration of labor contracts, multiemployer benefit funds, and corporate restructurings. He represents management interests in collective bargaining, employee benefits, litigation, counseling, and litigation avoidance strategies.

Mr. Ring has an extensive background in the negotiation and administration of numerous collective bargaining agreements, most notably the multiemployer agreement in the trucking industry. He has served as a member of the national negotiating team for the National Master Freight Agreement, and he has been involved in a number of other negotiations in a variety of industries, including airfreight, utilities, health care, manufacturing, the defense industry, and professional sports. He has represented clients in numerous proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, both in union representation and unfair labor practice cases.

Mr. Ring serves as counsel to a number of multiemployer benefit funds and has handled matters in pension and health & welfare fund administration in the trucking, maritime, and other industries. He advises multiemployer funds on all aspects of ERISA, including fiduciary issues, withdrawal liability, and benefits eligibility.

Mr. Ring's background also extends to labor and employment litigation, in both federal state courts and in arbitrations under collective bargaining agreements and private ADR.

Mr. Ring also has advised a number of clients on large-scale workforce restructuring and consolidations and has had extensive dealings with reduction-in-force issues.

Mr. Ring also counsels employers about their obligations under the Americans with Disabilities Act, Family and Medical Leave Act, Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act, and other employment statutes. He co-authored the firm's ADA Resource Manual and has given numerous presentations and training sessions on the ADA, FMLA, and other employment compliance issues.

Mr. Ring is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Connecticut.


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Areas of Practice 1) Labor & Employment, 2) Employment Counseling & Litigation, 3) Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes, 4) Multiemployer Plans, 5) Advertising, 6) Consumer Protection, 7) & Privacy and 8) Privacy & Cybersecurity
Law School The Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law
Education Catholic University of America (B.A., 1985)
Most recent firm Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP
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