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Robert K. McCalla • Partner

Fisher & Phillips LLP • New Orleans, Louisiana

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Fisher & Phillips LLP
Suite 3710
201 St. Charles Avenue
New Orleans, Louisiana 70170
phone (504) 522-3303
fax  (504) 529-3850


Bob McCalla is a senior partner in the New Orleans office. He has more than 35 years of experience as a labor and employment lawyer, including three years as an attorney with the National Labor Relations Board. He has extensive trial experience in both jury and non-jury discrimination cases. He has handled many pieces of complex litigation including 30,000-plus class member Rule 23 and collective action cases involving FLSA and other wage issues, a 2,000-plus member class action involving race discrimination and employment testing issues in the chemical industry, a class action involving wide ranging sex discrimination issues in the glass industry, and a 10,000-plus member class action involving race discrimination issues in the ship building industry. Bob also has an extensive practice in labor relations, including negotiating collective bargaining agreements in the marine and paper industries. He has advised companies on all aspects of negotiations, strikes, striker replacement, corporate campaigns and other economic weapons used by unions. He also has advised companies in connection with their efforts to remain union free and handled the representation and unfair labor practice proceedings arising out of union organizational efforts. Bob has been listed in Chambers USA, America’s Leading Business Lawyers since 2002, and in The Best Lawyers in America since 1987.


  • College: University of Nebraska, B.S.L., 1959
  • Law School: University of Nebraska College of Law, Lincoln, NE 1961, J.D. (Honors: Cum Laude; Order of the Coif)

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Louisiana, 1961
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