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Jackson Lewis Adds Labor Lawyer Rick Sutherland in Salt Lake City

SALT LAKE CITY, UT (July 14, 2015) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the continued expansion of its Salt Lake City office with the addition of Shareholder Rick J. Sutherland.  Mr. Sutherland, who joins Jackson Lewis from Jones Waldo, has experience representing management in all facets of labor relations including union organizing, collective bargaining, dispute resolution and union decertification.

“Rick is one of the preeminent labor lawyers in this area, and we are pleased to add such top-notch talent to our growing Salt Lake City team,” said Deverie Christensen, Office Managing Shareholder in Las Vegas and Salt Lake City.  “His breadth of experience in the labor arena along with his extensive litigation background will prove to be invaluable assets as we continue to expand our footprint throughout the region.”

Mr. Sutherland has acted as lead negotiator in contract negotiations for a significant number of union agreements in Alaska, Arizona, California, Colorado, Utah, Washington and Wyoming. He has successfully handled numerous labor arbitrations on subjects ranging from disciplinary and termination issues to difficult contract interpretation questions and changes in business practices. In addition, he has represented employers before the NLRB in a wide variety of matters and has successfully petitioned the federal court to overturn labor arbitration awards unfavorable to management.

Mr. Sutherland also has extensive federal, state and administrative litigation experience in virtually every area of employment-related disputes and provides preventive training to employers in all aspects of workplace law. Mr. Sutherland has litigated wrongful termination, discrimination, harassment, retaliation, and wage and hour lawsuits before state and federal courts and administrative agencies and has successfully represented employers before the NLRB, the EEOC, the DOL and their respective state counterparts.

He has extensive experience representing clients in FLSA matters such as wage and hour and overtime compliance, prevailing wage conformity and certified payroll submissions under the Davis Bacon Act, as well as processing and challenging wage conformance requests. 

Mr. Sutherland received his B.S., cum laude, from the University of Utah and his J.D. from the S.J. Quinney College of Law at the University of Utah.

Jackson Lewis’ Salt Lake City office can be reached at (801) 736-3199. 




About Jackson Lewis

Founded in 1958, Jackson Lewis is dedicated to representing management exclusively in workplace law. With 800 attorneys practicing in major locations throughout the U.S. and Puerto Rico, Jackson Lewis is included in the AmLaw 100 and Global 100 rankings of law firms. The firm’s wide range of specialized areas of practice provides the resources to address every aspect of the employer/employee relationship. Jackson Lewis has one of the most active employment litigation practices in the world, with a current caseload of over 6,500 litigations and approximately 650 class actions. Jackson Lewis is a founding member of L&E Global Employers’ Counsel Worldwide, an alliance of premier employment law boutique firms and practices in Europe, North America, and the Asia Pacific Region.


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