Jason is a Partner in the firm’s labor and employment practice group. Jason advises private and public sector employers on all aspects of employment law including workplace discrimination, health and safety, wage and hour, whistleblowing, employee handbooks, termination, disciplinary actions, internal investigations, and related litigation under state and federal employment statutes and regulations.
Jason dedicates a significant portion of his practice counseling employers on traditional labor matters including negotiating collective-bargaining agreements, union organizing campaigns, grievance arbitration, union job action responses, and representing employers before federal and state labor boards.
Before joining the firm, Jason was a Trial Attorney at the United States Department of Labor, Office of the Solicitor (DOL), and a Field Attorney with the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). At the DOL, Jason advised and litigated enforcement actions on behalf of the Department’s sub-agencies, including the Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA), the Wage and Hour Division, the Office of Federal Contractor Compliance Programs (OFCCP), and the Whistleblowing Protection Program. At the NLRB, Jason represented the General Counsel and the Regional Director in unfair labor practice and representation proceedings. Jason’s experience working in and representing government enforcement agencies allows him to provide employers unique insight when responding to government investigations, litigation, and counseling on compliance.
Jason is active in the community, dedicating his time to several programs tasked with mentoring youth from challenging backgrounds. In addition to this work, Jason serves as co-chair of the firm's Diversity Equity and Inclusion Committee. Jason is also a past member of the University of Illinois College of Law Alumni Board.
In his spare time, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife, daughter, and two sons. A musician since the age of 6, Jason has a passion for music and performs as a jazz vibraphonist and drummer.