Corey P. Argust

Associate

Washington, D.C.
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Overview

Corey Argust is a labor and employment attorney experienced in providing strategic advice and litigating on behalf of employers. In addition to working in private practice, he previously represented management in the public sector as an assistant attorney general in the Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia. Corey has experience in collective bargaining, labor arbitration, representing employers in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), and litigating a wide range of employment matters. He is also well-versed in the intricacies of the Service Contract Act, having worked extensively with government contractors. A dedicated advocate, Corey adapts to each of his clients’ unique situations in order to tailor practical solutions to their needs.

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  • Led a contentious collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiation that spanned multiple negotiating sessions over several months and resulted in a new comprehensive CBA.
  • Was lead negotiator for a client in collective bargaining for the renegotiation of five separate CBAs, which involved changes to wages and to leave, health insurance coverage and other benefits.
  • Represented a transportation services company facing 13 unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB. 
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Experience

  • Led a contentious collective bargaining agreement (CBA) negotiation that spanned multiple negotiating sessions over several months and resulted in a new comprehensive CBA.
  • Was lead negotiator for a client in collective bargaining for the renegotiation of five separate CBAs, which involved changes to wages and to leave, health insurance coverage and other benefits.
  • Represented a transportation services company facing 13 unfair labor practice charges filed with the NLRB. 
  • Drafted a successful motion to dismiss an employee’s complaint for wrongful termination and defamation related to unfair labor practice charges also filed with the NLRB.
  • Negotiated settlement of a sexual harassment claim against a CEO in an Equal Employment Opportunity Commission mediation for less than one-third of the employee’s initial settlement demand.
  • Negotiated a staffing agency’s settlement of wage and hour violations in mediation with the Department of Labor (DOL).
  • Regularly negotiates settlements of back wage assessments against clients resulting from DOL investigations.
  • Defended a program management firm against a former employee’s wage claim for an unpaid retention bonus.

Recognitions and Memberships

Pro Bono

  • Counseled a nonprofit company on employment matters and drafted employee handbooks.

Services

Prior Positions

  • Office of the Attorney General for the District of Columbia: Assistant Attorney General (2012 to 2015)

Admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • New York

Education

  • J.D., Georgetown University Law Center, 2011; Articles Editor, American Criminal Law Review
  • B.A., Binghamton University, 2008, cum laude