Jones Walker • New Orleans, Louisiana
Visibility and Networking
201 St. Charles Ave
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
A partner and practice group leader of the Jones Walker’s labor and employment practice, Mr. Lewis consults and advises management and human resources personnel with respect to employment and labor laws throughout the United States and in all industries. A majority of his work involves general advice to employers on a variety of employment situations, including discipline, terminations, applications, leave requests, transfers, noncompete agreements, trade secret information, wage payments, wage and hour laws, family and medical leave, disabilities, workers’ compensation, discrimination complaints, workplace harassment, internal investigations, documentation, and policy reviews. He performs approximately 60-70 training and educational seminars each year for supervisors and associations. The training centers primarily on federal and state employment laws, as well as effective supervision techniques designed to avoid litigation and promote a union-free environment.
Mr. Lewis has successfully defended hundreds of state and federal lawsuits involving federal and state employment claims. He regularly handles EEOC and NLRB charges on behalf of employers.
In the labor sector, Mr. Lewis has represented companies throughout the United States in union organizing campaigns. As labor counsel and/or chief spokesman, he also represents companies in contract negotiations, and has handled labor arbitrations in a variety of industries.
Mr. Lewis was a contributing author to Sexual Harassment in Employment Law, published by BNA Books, a two-time recipient of the Individual Citation Award given by the International Association of Personnel in Employment Security, Louisiana Chapter, and a speaker and moderator at The Cambridge Institute, Employment and Labor Law Seminars, New Orleans, 1993-98, and Lorman Education Services, 1999-present.
- College: Alabama, B.A., 1982, Graduated with Honors
- Law School: Tulane University School of Law, J.D., 1985