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   3Howard L. MocerfChicago(312) 456-8400mocerfh@gtlaw.commocerfh@gtlaw.comGreenberg Traurig LLPwww.gtlaw.comwww.gtlaw.commocerfhoward.jpg Employment Law: ManagementLabor Law: ManagementUnion avoidanceCollective bargainingEmployment discrimnationWage-HourOSHA
Howard L. Mocerfmocerfh@gtlaw.com
Greenberg Traurig LLPhttp://www.gtlaw.com
77 W Wacker Dr Ste 3100
Chicago IL 60601
Ph.(312) 456-8400 Fx.(312) 456-8435
Recommended by peers in:    Extensive Experience in:
Employment Law: Management    Union avoidance
Labor Law: Management    Collective bargaining
    Employment discrimnation
    Wage-Hour
    OSHA
Advisory Board Member
County:  Cook
Practice Description:  
Howard L. Mocerf practices in the area of employment and labor law, concentrating on unfair labor practice matters under the National Labor Relations Act, collective bargaining, labor arbitration, employment discrimination, wage-hour, OSHA, trade secrets and non-compete agreements and other federal and state statutory and common law employment law areas. He also assists clients in writing and developing employee handbooks, affirmative action plans, harassment policies, substance abuse policies, family and medical leave policies, e-mail and Internet use policies and other employment policies.

Before entering private practice, Mr. Mocerf was an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. A former chairman of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Program Liaison Group of the Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry, he is admitted to practice in Illinois, Kentucky and the District of Columbia. Mr. Mocerf is a 1971 graduate of the University of Louisville School of Law and a graduate of Washington & Lee University.


Notable Cases and Results:  
  • Counsel to a Chicago printing company in a reversal in the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit of an NLRB bargaining order and underlying certification of a NLRB representative resulting from the exclusion in a union election of the deciding votes of three voters whom the NLRB found to be ineligible as statutory supervisors. The Court held that the voters were eligible "leadmen", voided the NLRB's bargaining order and directed the NLRB to open and count the sealed ballots of the three voters.

  • Counsel to a national distributor of electronic equipment in obtaining injunctive relief in the Circuit Court of Cook County, Illinois against the client's former marketing director for violating the Illinois Trade Secrets Act. Prior to the employee's resignation, he had e-mailed confidential marketing information to his home computer and from there to his new employer, a competitor. The competitor settled. The court ordered the information to be returned, enjoined the employee from working for 16 competitors for a year and ordered him to pay a substantial part of the client's legal fees and costs.

  • Counsel to a national entertainment company in its defense against the EEOC's attempt to obtain temporary injunctive relief in federal court on behalf of the client's corporate vice president of human resources pending trial on the merits of the vice president's claim that he had been discharged for leading a protected protest against the company's alleged discriminatory practices.

  • Successfully managed dozens of union avoidance campaigns for local and national clients engaged in a broad range of businesses. For example, managed a campaign in which a Teamster local union, which was seeking to organize one location of a national business, was defeated in an NLRB election by a ratio of 6 to 1.

  • Counsel to numerous national business and industry trade associations as amicus curia in several U.S. Supreme Court and federal Appeals Court cases. Included among them: Atlas Roofing Co. v. Occupational Safety and Health Review Commission, 430 U.S. 442; Franks v. Bowman Transportation Company, 424 U.S. 747; New Orleans Public Service, Inc. v. Brown, 507 F.2d 160 (5th Cir.); Watkins v. Steelworkers, 516 F.2d 41 (5th Cir.); Connell Construction Company v. Plumbers and Steamfitters Local Union No. 100, 421 U.S. 616; Corning Glass Works v. Brennan, 417 U.S. 188; Linden Lumber Division, Summer & Co. v. NLRB , 419 U.S. 301; NLRB v. Sears, Roebuck & Co. , 421 U.S. 132.

  • Zimmerman Brush v. Fair Employment Practices Commission, 82 Ill.2d. 99, rev'd. 455 U.S. 422

  • Chady v. Solomon Schechter Day Schools 269 Ill.App.3d 31


  • Bar Admissions:  
    District of Columbia
    Illinois
    Supreme Court of the United States
    Kentucky
    Supreme Court of the United States
    United States District Court for the Northern District of Illinois
    United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
    United States Courts of Appeals for the Second, Fifth, Seventh, Eighth, Ninth and Eleventh Circuits
    District of Columbia Court of Appeals
    Supreme Court of Illinois
    Supreme Court of Kentucky


    Date of Birth:  1946

    Law School:  University of Louisville School of Law,J.D., 1971
    Undergraduate School:  Washington & Lee University

    Bar/Professional Association Involvement:  
    American Bar Association
      Labor and Employment Law Section
    Illinois State Bar Association
    The Chicago Bar Association
    The District of Columbia Bar
    Kentucky Bar Association
    Chicago Association of Commerce and Industry
      Co-chairman
      OFCCP Liaison Group, 1985


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