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Monday, February 22, 2010


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Jones Day Employment Litigator Joins Arent Fox


By a MetNews Staff Writer


Labor and employment lawyer Harry I. Johnson III has joined Arent Fox LLP as a partner in the firm’s Los Angeles office, the firm said Friday.

Johnson made the move from Jones Day, where he served as the practice coordinator of the management-side attorneys that made up that firm’s labor and employment practice in Los Angeles.

Robert C. O’Brien, managing partner for Arent Fox’s Los Angeles office, said the firm was “extremely proud and happy that an attorney of Harry’s outstanding skill and reputation has joined us.”

He praised Johnson as “a splendid addition to our firm, adding even more depth to our nationally recognized labor and employment practice” since he “brings with him a strong background in all aspects of labor and employment law, having built his career representing clients before the National Labor Relations Board, in litigation of California and federal wage-hour cases, as well as general civil employment litigation, arbitration, and mediation.”

Johnson’s practice includes wage-hour complex litigation, traditional labor, other employment litigation, and client counseling and advice in issues posed by California and federal labor and employment law, the firm said.

The attorney has represented clients in NLRB unfair labor practice hearings, union representation campaigns, union corporate campaigns, labor arbitrations, assistance with collective bargaining, and Section 10(j) injunction hearings.

He graduated Phi Beta Kappa from The Johns Hopkins University before attending Harvard Law School. Johnson also holds a master’s degree from The Fletcher School of Law and Diplomacy at Tufts University.

Johnson was admitted to the State Bar in 1999 and is also licensed in the District of Columbia and Virginia.

His arrival, along with the addition last week of a six-attorney team from Venable LLP, has further expanded Arent Fox’s Los Angeles office, which was established with nine members in 2007 and has grown to more than 40.


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