John S. Irving - Of Counsel

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Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202-879-5020
Fax: +1 202-879-5200
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Professional Profile

John Irving focuses his practice on labor and employment litigation and counseling employers on mergers, acquisitions and consolidations, downsizing, plant relocations, union representation elections, labor negotiations, strikes and lockouts, NLRB unfair labor practices, arbitration, wage and hour, wrongful discharge and equal employment. John, a former NLRB General Counsel and Labor Department official, was selected as a global leader in the field of employment & labor law in The International Who's Who of Labor and Employment Lawyers by Law Business Research, The Best Lawyers in America, and Super Lawyers.

John has written several articles relating to his field of practice. Click to view:

Operational Changes: The First National Maintenance/Fibreboard Dual

Representation Rights for Non-Union Employees

Unionization of Temporary Workers We're Off to See the Wizards - A Panel Discussion on the Bush Board's Decisions

Premature Recognition: Isn't There a Better Way?

Memberships & Affiliations

Governor, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Member, Labor and Employers Advisory Counsel, National Association of Manufacturers

Other Distinctions

Listed in The Best Lawyers in America and Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers

Listed as a "Super Lawyer" by Super Lawyers magazine

Prior Experience

Appellate Division and Legal Assistant to Board Member, National Labor Relations Board, 1965-1969.

Special Assistant to the Solicitor of Labor, 1969-1970.

Executive Assistant to Under Secretary of Labor, 1970-1971.

National Labor Relations Board Associate General Counsel, 1971-1972, Deputy General Counsel 1972-1975 and General Counsel, 1975-1979.


United States Courts of Appeals for the D.C., 4th, 6th, 8th, 9th and 10th Circuits

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