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Kelvin C. Berens

Principal
Omaha

P 402-391-1991
F 402-391-7363
Kelvin.Berens@jacksonlewis.com

Biography

Kelvin (Kelly) Berens is a Principal in the Omaha, Nebraska, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He focuses primarily on the most complex labor relations issues, such as alternative dispute resolutions, class actions, and workplace safety.

Mr. Berens' extensive work with clients on such issues as purchases, relocations, sales and shutdowns helps businesses avert problems and develop long-term labor-related strategies and goals. Additionally, Mr. Berens spends a significant portion of every year negotiating collective bargaining agreements with unions across the country. These years of experience have given Mr. Berens two unique skill sets. The first is his ability to negotiate innovative collective bargaining agreements that provide his clients with years of stability and low costs. The second is his understanding of and ability to address the complex issues of pension plans, unfunded liability and the options available to employers that are parties to these plans.

Mr. Berens works with a wide array of employers, from Fortune 500 companies to single-location enterprises, and in locations ranging from small rural communities, to the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. Mr. Berens has represented employers in a wide range of industries from health care and telecommunications to traditional blue collar industries such as trucking and meat packing.

Mr. Berens’ record advising employers in union election cases speaks for itself, employers prevail in over 95 percent of the union organizing drives where he provided advice.

Mr. Berens also has one of the more extensive collective bargaining resumes in the nation. He has personally negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements. Some have been simple, most have been complex and multi-faceted. Clients who “want the impossible” call Kelly Berens.

Honors and Recognitions

USA Chambers 2018 - Kelvin C. Berens

Professional Associations and Activities

  • American Bar Association
  • Nebraska State Bar Association, Labor Section Inaugural Chairman
  • Omaha Bar Association

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May 3, 2018
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Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys Recognized in Chambers USA 2018

May 3, 2018

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 3, 2018) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 72 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2018 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

May 26, 2017
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Chambers USA Recognizes Jackson Lewis and Its Attorneys in 2017 Edition

May 26, 2017

WHITE PLAINS, NY (May 26, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce the firm and 68 of its attorneys have been recognized in the 2017 edition of Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business, a prestigious annual guide ranking the leading law firms in the U.S. The firm... Read More

April 3, 2017
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Chad Richter Named Office Managing Principal of Jackson Lewis' Omaha Office

April 3, 2017

OMAHA, NE (April 3, 2017) Jackson Lewis P.C., one of the country’s preeminent workplace law firms, is pleased to announce Chad Richter has been named the Omaha Office Managing Principal. Mr. Richter succeeds Kelvin (Kelly) Berens, who led the office for the past eight years and has chosen to step down to focus full-time on his... Read More

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