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Doreen Davis

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Jones Day

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Labor & Employment.


Doreen Davis practices nationwide, concentrating in NLRB advice and litigation, union organizational activities, collective bargaining and representing employers in labor arbitrations. Doreen advises clients on the labor implications of mergers, acquisitions, and plant consolidations and provides strategic advice in corporate campaigns. Her rexperience spans many industries, including traditional manufacturing, health care, hospitality, gaming, retail, construction, and energy.


Legal 500 (2012-present) 1 of 6 leading lawyers in labor management relations in the United States; Chambers USA (2003-present) multiple Band 1 recognitions. "Top 50 Women Attorneys in the New York Metro Area" in the New York Times Magazine. (2013-present)


Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers since 1998.


Temple University (J.D. magna cum laude 1978); Pennsylvania State University (B.A. Labor Studies 1974)


Cooking, reading and travel

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Jones Day’s ‘knowledgeable, responsive and practical’ team comprises ‘problem solvers’. Michael Gray - who heads the team with New York-based Matthew Lampe - Elizabeth McRee, Brent Knight, Michael Rossman and San Diego-based of counsel Cindi Ritchey represented McDonald’s in a state-wide class and representative action under the California Labor Code Private Attorneys General Act. Willis Goldsmith and Doreen Davis in New York as well as Jonathan Linas, Michael Ferrell and Rossman are also representing McDonald's, which is being prosecuted by Region 2 of the NLRB in Manhattan as an alleged joint employer with its franchisees. Dallas-based Brian Jorgensen represented AirTouch Cellular dba Verizon Wireless in a store manager misclassification case, and David Birnbaum represented Kraft Heinz Foods in arbitration involving plant closure retiree medical benefits. Key contacts in the Washington DC office include Jacqueline Holmes, Eric Dreiband, Donald Munro and Patricia Dunn. Also recommended are the ‘outstanding’ Steven Zadravecz in Irvine, New York-based Terri Chase, who has ‘strong trial expertise’, Stanley Weiner in Cleveland, who is ‘excellent at assessing cases and defends aggressively’, Deborah Sudbury in Atlanta, who ‘inspires confidence’, the ‘brilliant’ of counsel Lawrence DiNardo, and Efrat Schulman. Atlanta-based Craig Friedman and Los Angeles-based Liat Yamini were recently promoted to the partnership. Recent hires include Amanda Sommerfeld in Los Angeles from Winston & Strawn LLP and Joseph Hammell in Minneapolis from Dorsey & Whitney LLP. Elizabeth Dougherty joined Business Roundtable in 2017. Named attorneys are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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Labor-management relations

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Doreen Davis - Jones Day

Within: Labor-management relations

The ‘top-rated’ team at Jones Day is praised for its work in union-related issues. In Washington DC, Patricia Dunn ‘provides excellent advice and is always extremely responsive’; she recently acted as lead negotiator for a media company in contract renewal talks with a union which resulted in the complete overhaul of her client’s legacy labor contract. In Chicago, a team that included Brian Easley and David Birnbaum acted in a collective bargaining negotiation on behalf of Kraft Heinz. Meanwhile Michael Ferrell led the advice to Bulkmatic with regards to a union organising campaign. Willis Goldsmith and Doreen Davis are representing McDonald’s in a National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) lawsuit alleging that franchise workers were retaliated against for participating in rallies that called for higher wages. Other names to note in New York are Daniel Hagen and Jessica Kastin. Houston-based Joanne Bush is also recommended.

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