Jay P. Krupin

Partner

Washington, D.C.
T 202.861.1700  |  F 202.861.1783

National Co-Leader of the Labor Relations practice team and National Labor and Employment practice team leader for Industry Sectors, Jay Krupin represents national and international businesses, counseling on appropriate employment procedures and establishing effective practices for dealing with labor relations and concerns. He is well-versed in management-union issues, employment discrimination matters, and wage-hour practices and has been engaged to represent corporations in virtually every aspect of labor and employment law. He has successfully negotiated more than 350 collective bargaining agreements and has represented companies in more than 100 union elections and campaigns. A respected practitioner, Jay's advice has been relied upon by government agencies dealing with labor and employment issues and he has testified before the U.S. Congress on labor legislation, as well as before the National Labor Relations Board on rulemaking proposals.

Since 2010, Human Resource Executive Magazine has listed Jay on Lawdragon's Top 100 list of "The Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys." A frequent speaker and writer on topics related to his fields of practice, Jay has been quoted in or has authored articles in a number of national publications and has appeared on television and radio programs addressing such issues. His opinions about the management side of sports labor relations have been sought by numerous media outlets, as well.

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  • Struck landmark collective bargaining agreement with hotel labor union in marathon bargaining session on behalf of new ownership. Without restructured agreement between management and union, 90-year-old property would have been destined to close. Agreement provided ongoing jobs for employees and addressed economic issues at stake between management and union through effective negotiations.
  • Lead partner representing client suing union under Section 301 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) for breach of contract after union petitioned to use card check process to organize restricted employees. Petition violated existing operating agreement forbidding such process. Made ground-breaking decision to move dispute directly to Federal Court, a strategy designed to save client from succumbing to citywide labor agreement possibly imposing additional labor costs onto client.
  • Represented food service industry distributor in one of the largest labor relations campaigns undertaken in the United States. Fought lengthy and involved battle to defeat union in an election before National Labor Relations Board, which has found no merit to charges of unfair labor practices filed by non-unionized client employees.
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Experience

  • Struck landmark collective bargaining agreement with hotel labor union in marathon bargaining session on behalf of new ownership. Without restructured agreement between management and union, 90-year-old property would have been destined to close. Agreement provided ongoing jobs for employees and addressed economic issues at stake between management and union through effective negotiations.
  • Lead partner representing client suing union under Section 301 of the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA) for breach of contract after union petitioned to use card check process to organize restricted employees. Petition violated existing operating agreement forbidding such process. Made ground-breaking decision to move dispute directly to Federal Court, a strategy designed to save client from succumbing to citywide labor agreement possibly imposing additional labor costs onto client.
  • Represented food service industry distributor in one of the largest labor relations campaigns undertaken in the United States. Fought lengthy and involved battle to defeat union in an election before National Labor Relations Board, which has found no merit to charges of unfair labor practices filed by non-unionized client employees.
  • Representing manufacturing and distribution client in petition to the U.S. Supreme Court following negotiations and subsequent job action. Litigating important issues regarding legitimacy for NLRB to decide cases during recess appointments and without appropriate membership quorum.
  • Advising ownership group on comprehensive labor relations strategy following attempts from influential union to organize client's employees through card check process instead of standard election. Union attempted to force adoption of process and place pressure on an investor to terminate client as owner in order to facilitate unionization, which would decrease property value significantly. Labor relations strategy developed resulted in investor voting to unanimously retain client has hotel owner.

Recognitions

  • Human Resource Executive "Nation’s Most Powerful Employment Attorneys—Top 100" (2010 to 2014)

Memberships

  • American British Employment Law Alliance: Founder
  • International Bar Association
  • Hospitality Law: Editorial Advisory 

Community

  • American University's Washington College of Law: Hospitality and Tourism Law Program, adjunct faculty member

Services

Admissions

  • District of Columbia

Education

  • LL.M., Labor Law, Georgetown University Law Center
  • J.D., Saint Louis University School of Law
  • B.A., The George Washington University