Bob was named to Best Lawyers 2020 for Labor and Employment Law.
Bob counsels and represents clients in all aspects of employment and labor law, including employment discrimination, personnel policies and practices, employment contracts, restrictive covenants, severance agreements, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law, collective bargaining, and National Labor Relations Act matters. He advises clients with respect to a wide range of employee benefits matters and is counsel to multiemployer pension and welfare funds and other employee benefit plans.
Bob chaired the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Maryland State Bar Association (2000-2002). He is a past President of the Maryland chapter of the Labor and Employment Relations Association, (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association). He served on the Labor and Employment Article Review Committee, which recodified Maryland's employment statutes, and he has been a member of the faculty for the Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL) and other educational seminars.
Bob has been recognized by Woodward and White in Best Lawyers in America for his work in employment and labor law; by the British publisher Chambers & Partners in Chambers USA: America's Leading Business Lawyers for employment and labor law; and in Maryland's Super Lawyers - Corporate Counsel Edition for employment and labor law.
Bob has lectured and written on numerous labor, employment and employee benefits issues, including avoiding liability in hiring and firing employees, the Americans with Disabilities Act, age discrimination, anti-harassment policies and training, reductions in force, severance programs, drug testing and substance abuse policies, claims and appeals procedures under ERISA, contingent workforce, and telecommuting.
AV Preeminent™ rating in Martindale-Hubbell®
Named to Chambers USA© for Employment & Labor Law since 2003
Named to Best Lawyers in America® for Employment Law - Management and Labor Law - Management since 2008
Named to Maryland Super Lawyers® for Employment & Labor Law, 2007-2009, 2012-2018 and 2021, and for Employee Benefits, 2021
President, William H. M. Finney Foundation
Director and Past President, The Shepherd’s Clinic, Inc.
Past Chair, Maryland State Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
Member and Acting Chair, Maryland Code Revision Committee for Labor and Employment Law Article
Member and Past President, Maryland Chapter, Labor and Employment Relations Association (formerly the Industrial Relations Research Association)
Faculty Member, Maryland Institute for the Continuing Professional Education of Lawyers (MICPEL)
Member, International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans