Bryan P. O’Connor is the Office Managing Shareholder of the Seattle, Washington office of Jackson Lewis P.C.
Mr. O’Connor has practiced labor and employment law his entire legal career. He serves in many different capacities depending upon client needs. He has advised and represented both large and small employers in all aspects of traditional labor law across numerous industries, including construction, manufacturing, retail, health care, utility, food distribution, and government-related services. His roles include advising and representing management in union organizing campaigns, elections and unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, other legal proceedings before federal and state courts, and other administrative agencies. He has served as a chief spokesperson and advisor for numerous employers involved in collective bargaining and contract administration, including grievance processing and arbitrations.
In addition to traditional labor law, Mr. O’Connor’s practice includes a wide spectrum of employment law advice and litigation, including both state and federal claims, and individual and class action suits. He has handled administrative charges and lawsuits involving race, age, religion, gender discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, retaliation and wage and hour claims. Mr. O’Connor has broad experience dealing with the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Washington State Human Rights Commission, and other state and local agencies.
Mr. O’Connor regularly conducts employee and management training seminars, and frequently lectures on labor and employment topics. He has drafted articles for various publications and groups, including The Ohio Labor Citizen, South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce, and South King County Chapter of SHRM.
Prior to joining Jackson Lewis, Mr. O’Connor practiced labor and employment law with two other law firms – one located in Seattle and the other in Cleveland, Ohio, where he was a partner.
Mr. O’Connor is a current member of the South Snohomish Chamber of Commerce, South Snohomish Chapter of SHRM and Associated General Contractors of America; a former Secretary/Treasurer for the Cleveland Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Section; and a Master of the Bench in the Cleveland Employment Inns of Court.
Mr. O’Connor is admitted to practice in all Washington State Courts, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits, the United States District Court for the Eastern and Western Districts of Washington, and the United States District Court for the Northern and Southern Districts of Ohio.
Mr. O’Connor is a 1993 graduate of the Columbus School of Law at the Catholic University of America in Washington D.C. As a Maryland native, Mr. O’Connor attended the University of Maryland at College Park where he earned a Bachelor of Arts degree and graduated Phi Beta Kappa with highest honors.