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Robert D. Shank

Of Counsel
Cincinnati

P 513-621-3440
F 513-621-4449
Robert.Shank@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Robert D. Shank is Of Counsel in the Cincinnati, Ohio, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has 20 years of experience litigating matters in state and federal court, including 8 years litigating employment matters.    

Mr. Shank advises and represents employers in a broad range of employment law matters, including those involving non-compete agreements and trade secrets, discrimination and harassment, wage and hour, wrongful termination, and retaliation claims. He also advises and trains managers and supervisors on preventive litigation practices, focusing on how to comply with applicable laws and regulations, avoid workplace disputes, resolve employee relations problems, and satisfy legitimate employee expectations. His experience includes handling unfair labor practice charges, arbitrations, and other labor proceedings.

During law school, Mr. Shank was a member of the Vanderbilt Moot Court Board and the Vanderbilt Journal of Transnational Law. He is a Cincinnati native and is an active member of several community organizations.  

Honors and Recognitions

Best Lawyers Award Badge

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Butler-Warren Society for Human Resources Management, Board Member/Committee Chair
  • Cincinnati Bar Association
  • Defense Research Institute
  • Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association, Board Member/Committee Chair
  • Ohio State Bar Association

Pro Bono and Community Involvement

  • Cystic Fibrosis Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Hearing, Speech & Deaf Center of Greater Cincinnati, Advisory Member/Former Board Member
  • Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation, Former Board Member
  • Liberty Township Zoning Commission, Former Member
  • Pro Bono Partnership of Greater Cincinnati, Volunteer
  • Xavier University, Former Executive Mentor

Published Works

  • “The NLRB Could Implement Significant Changes To Union Election Rules,” Society for Human Resources Management website (July 2016) [Author]
  • “The EEOC Issues Guidance On Employer-Provided Leave And The Americans With Disabilities Act,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (June 2016) [Author]
  • “Recent U.S. Supreme Court Decision On Vesting Of Health Benefits,” Butler-Warren Society For Human Resources Management Newsletter (August 2015) [Author]
  • “The EEOC Takes On What Many Would Call Garden Variety Severance Agreements,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (March 2014) [Author]
  • “The Sixth Circuit Officially Recognizes The Joint Employer Doctrine,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (February 2014) [Author]
  • “New State Unemployment Compensation Integrity Laws Take Effect October 21, 2013,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (November 2013) [Author]
  • “Protected Concerted Activity And Employee Use Of Social Media,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (June 2013) [Author]
  • “FMLA Changes Take Effect March 8, 2013,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association Newsletter (March 2013) [Author]
  • “Will The Supreme Court Recognize A Cause Of Action For Associational Retaliation? Thompson v. North American Stainless, LP, 567 F.3d 804 (6th Cir. 2009), Cert. Pending,” Defense Research Institute, For The Defense (March 2010) [Author]

Speeches and Presentations

  • “Legal Update – FLSA And Ban The Box,” Butler-Warren Society for Human Resources Management (West Chester, OH, February 2016) (presenter)
  • “2013 HR Year In Review,” Butler-Warren Society for Human Resources Management (West Chester, OH, February 2014) (co-presenter)
  • “Major Employment-Related Decisions And Issues Of 2012,” Greater Cincinnati Human Resources Association (Cincinnati, OH, November 2012) (co-presenter)

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August 15, 2017
Jackson Lewis

Best Lawyers in America© Honors Jackson Lewis Attorneys in Its 2018 Edition

August 15, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (August 15, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce 193 attorneys, were recognized in the 2018 Edition of The Best Lawyers in America©, a publication that has become universally regarded as the definitive guide to legal excellence. The Best Lawyers lists are... Read More

December 7, 2016
Jackson Lewis

Jackson Lewis to Bolster Cincinnati Presence, Adding 7 Attorneys from Labor and Employment Stalwart Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg

December 7, 2016

CINCINNATI, OH (December 7, 2016) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce that all seven attorneys formerly with Denlinger, Rosenthal & Greenberg will join the firm’s Cincinnati office in a move that combines Cincinnati’s two powerhouse labor and employment practices. Daniel... Read More

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January 17, 2017

Kentucky Passes Right-to-Work Law: FAQs on What This Means to Kentucky Employers and Their Employees

January 17, 2017

Kentucky has passed House Bill 1, the Kentucky Right to Work Act, making Kentucky the 27th state to adopt right-to-work legislation. The January 7, 2017, passage of the Kentucky Right to Work Act provoked a passionate debate between the business and union community (video of the Governor Matt Bevin’s testimony is available here).... Read More