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Lawrence DiNardo

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Larry DiNardo practices in all areas of employment and labor law, with particular emphasis on employment discrimination litigation, FLSA/wage-hour cases, and other employment litigation, including employee benefits and executive employment contract disputes. He has extensive experience defending employers in class actions and individual cases brought under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, the Equal Pay Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and the Family and Medical Leave Act. His labor practice includes the representation of employers before the National Labor Relations Board, labor arbitrations, and labor negotiations. Larry also has served as labor counsel in business restructurings, sales, and mergers. Larry's trial and appellate experience is extensive. He has tried more than 35 cases to verdict before juries around the United States and handled an equal number of cases before federal and state appellate courts. Larry oversees the Firm's Labor & Employment Practice. Larry is a member of The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers. He has served as a visiting professor of law at Notre Dame Law School and as a guest lecturer at DePaul University College of Law. He has been published in the Journal of College and University Law and has made numerous presentations on employment law topics.


University of Notre Dame (J.D. with honors 1974; B.A. in Government 1971).

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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Lawrence DiNardo - Jones Day

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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Jones Day regularly counsels clients to minimize the risk and exposure of litigation, in addition to advising on matters such as compensation and benefits programs and agreements, terminations, reductions-in-force and plant closings, and investigations of sexual harassment and other misconduct, as well as compliance and policy developments. Verizon Communications, Reynolds American, Verizon Wireless and McDonald’s are on the firm’s client roster. In Chicago, Jonathan Linas, Elizabeth McRee, Michael Ferrell, David Birnbaum, E. Michael Rossman, of counsel Lawrence DiNardo, and department co-head Michael Gray are singled out for praise. Stanley Weiner, who is based across the Dallas and Cleveland offices, Brian Easley, who operates across the Minneapolis and Chicago offices, Joanne Bush in Houston, Deborah Sudbury in Atlanta, Columbus-based Tonya Blosser Braun, Brian Jorgensen in Dallas, and department co-head Matthew Lampe in New York are also recommended.

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