Chicago, IL, May 25, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Baker…

Chicago, IL, May 25, 2006 – LAWFUEL – Press Release Service – Baker & McKenzie LLP announced today that John Raudabaugh has joined the Firm’s Labor, Employment & Employee Benefits Practice Group as a Partner in its Chicago office. Raudabaugh is a former Member of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.

Raudabaugh, a recognized labor and employment lawyer, practiced in Atlanta, Chicago and Detroit, where he represented senior management in complex labor relations matters and related litigation involving collective bargaining, union organizing and the National Labor Relations Act. His practice focuses on union corporate campaigns, unfair labor practice and representation case litigation, contract negotiations, arbitrations, labor considerations in corporate transactions, injunction proceedings, Fair Labor Standards Act issues and management and supervisor training.

Appointed by President George H. W. Bush, Raudabaugh served as a Member of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board from 1990 – 1993, deciding cases arising under the National Labor Relations Act, the principal law governing relations between unions and employers in the U.S. private sector.

“We welcome John to the Firm. He brings a wealth of experience—from his time in private practice and at the National Labor Relations Board. He will be a valuable resource and add depth to our growing practice,” said Rick Hammett, Chair of the North American Compensation and Employment Law Practice Group. “His practice further strengthens the domestic side of our full service labor and employment group.”

Raudabaugh has represented Members of the U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Education and the Workforce, Subcommittee on Employer-Employee Relations regarding important policy issues before the National Labor Relations Board. He also is involved in many speaking and writing opportunities regarding human resources and labor and employee relations matters, including “The Raudabaugh Report,” which is published regularly in the NLRB Watch quarterly newsletter.

He is currently a Trustee at Cornell University’s School of Industrial and Labor Relations Alumni Association, a Member of the Labor and Employment Relations Association Development Committee, a Member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Committee.

Commenting on Raudabaugh’s joining, David Hackett, North American Managing Partner, said, “We are pleased to have attracted an experienced and prominent attorney of John’s caliber. His unique blend of private and public practice is invaluable and complements the existing labor and employment services we provide our North American and global clients.”

Raudabaugh earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia Law School. He earned a M.S. in Labor Economics from Cornell University – School of Industrial and Labor Relations, and a B.S. in Labor Economics from the University of Pennsylvania – Wharton School of Finance and Commerce.

“I am looking forward to bringing my practice to Baker & McKenzie and continuing to build the Firm’s capabilities. Baker & McKenzie’s global reach and broad range of services will help me better serve clients,” said Raudabaugh.

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