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Joseph Ragaglia

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Joseph C. Ragaglia is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice, co-chair of the firm's global Labor-Management Relations Practice, and practice group leader for the Pennsylvania offices of the Labor and Employment Practice. Through his nationwide labor law practice, Mr. Ragaglia provides employers with strategic advice related to union-organizing campaigns, corporate campaigns, contract negotiation and administration, and all matters before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. Ragaglia regularly advises clients in various industries regarding the complex labor implications involved in mergers and acquisitions, sales, strikes, decertifications, plant closings, and relocations. He represents employers in labor and employment law proceedings before various federal and state courts and administrative agencies, and he counsels clients on compliance with the multitude of federal, state, and local employment laws. His practice also includes management and supervisory training in positive employee relations, the Fair Labor Standards Act, and harassment prevention. In addition to litigation matters, Mr. Ragaglia drafts employment policies and agreements and advises employers on all aspects of day-to-day labor and employment relationships. He frequently speaks on topics such as pending labor legislation, labor/industry trends and NLRB initiatives and resulting caselaw. For more information, view Mr. Ragaglia’s biography at


Member, American Bar Association Committees on the Development of the Law under the NLRA and the Practice and Procedure under the NLRA


Ohio State University College of Law, 1994, J.D.; Trinity College, Connecticut, 1991, B.A.

United States: Labor and employment

Labor-management relations

Within: Labor-management relations

Morgan, Lewis & Bockius LLP's team comprises 'smart, efficient problem solvers', who have experience with labor unions and representing clients before all relevant federal, state and local agencies. The group is 'capable of handling the most sophisticated traditional labor matters' and is jointly led by Philadelphia-based Joseph Ragaglia and the 'intellectual giant' Harry Johnson in Century City. Labor-expert Jonathan Fritts had an active year in the transport sector, which included representing Boeing Company in several matters. Senior counsel Thomas Reinert successfully acted for Southwest Airlines in arbitration proceedings with its mechanics’ union regarding the union's efforts to obtain the exclusive right to perform aircraft movement work. Philip Miscimarra, who is the former chairman of the NLRB and is considered as 'one of the single greatest traditional labor lawyers of his time', re-joined the firm in February 2018, switching positions with John Ring, who went in the other direction. Daniel Bordoni specializes in collective bargaining and matters arising under the NLRB. Aforementioned lawyers are based in Washington DC. Ross Friedman in Chicago and Steven Wall in Philadelphia are other highlighted practitioners. Los Angeles' Nicole Buffalano made partner in October 2018.

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