Richard B. Hankins

For more than 25 years, Richard has advised U.S. corporations with regard to a wide variety of complex labor relations matters, such as large-scale union organizing and decertification campaigns, strikes and secondary boycotts, union jurisdictional disputes, and successor employer claims. He has worked closely with management on labor relations strategies related to new facilities, plant closings and consolidations, as well as during acquisitions and divestitures.

Richard was lead counsel in what is believed to be the largest successful decertification campaign in U.S. history. He has successfully argued numerous traditional labor cases before U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal, has appeared before more than 15 regions of the National Labor Relations Board, and has spoken at conferences for the National Academy of Arbitrators and other prominent groups.

In addition to his work in labor-management relations, Richard has a great deal of experience handling wage and hour matters, employment discrimination claims, and restrictive covenant cases. He was a contributing editor on the treatise Covenants Not To Compete: A State-by-State Survey (BNA Books, 1991).

Richard is a contributing editor to the ABA's Developing Labor Law.

Chambers USA rates Richard as a leading Georgia labor and employment lawyer. In 2013 and 2014, Legal 500 recognized Richard as one of the nation's leading lawyers in the area of labor management relations. He has been named a Georgia Super Lawyer by Atlanta Magazine. Richard was also recognized in Corporate Responsibility Magazine’s 2014 Legal Who’s Who for his work in employment law.

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Areas of Practice 1) Labor and Employment, 2) Labor-Management Relations, 3) Employment Litigation, 4) Human Resources Compliance and 5) Wage and Hour
Law School University Of Mississippi School of Law (J.D.,1985)
Admitted Year 1985
Education Freed-Hardeman College (B.S.,1982)
Bar Member / Association Georgia State Bar Association
Most recent firm McGuireWoods LLP
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