Edward M. Cherof


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Edward M. Cherof


Edward M. Cherof is a principal in the Atlanta, Georgia, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He is also the co-leader of the firm’s Workplace Training group.

Since joining the firm in 1986, Ed has represented employers in all aspects of labor and employment law and litigation. He has extensive experience providing employers with strategic advice relating to union organizing and in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. He also regularly assists clients in addressing the full scope of employment law matters, including those arising under federal and state fair employment laws.

Ed advises clients extensively in all areas of the preventive practice, including employee discipline, layoffs, wage and hour matters, human resource policies, drug testing and disability management. He frequently lectures on labor and employment law developments before professional and business organizations. In 2006, Ed was named one of the Top One Hundred Labor Lawyers in the U.S. by the Labor Relations Institute.

Prior to attending law school, Ed worked as a labor relations and human resources manager for Lockheed Martin Aeronautical Systems. He has also served as in-house labor and employment law counsel at Delta Air Lines. He spends his leisure time playing piano in several bands that appear regularly in the Atlanta area.

Honors and Recognitions

  • The Best Lawyers in America©, "Employment Law - Management" and "Labor Law - Management" (2020-present)
  • Legal 500 USA, "Recommended Attorney" (2020)
  • Labor Relations Institute, Inc., Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States (2006)

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Georgia State Bar Association
  • Society for Human Resource Management, Member of the Employee and Labor Relations Committee
  • SHRM’s Generalist Certification Program, Faculty Member

Published Works

  • Employee Benefits Law (Bureau of National Affairs, 1991) [Contributing Editor]