An experienced labor and employment attorney, Bob has obtained summary judgment for defendants in more than 50 employment discrimination lawsuits. He has served as first chair in numerous trials involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employment discrimination in federal and state courts. He has successfully defended appeals of favorable employment decisions before the Seventh, Eighth and Tenth U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeal as well as the U.S. Supreme Court.
In addition, Bob has represented management before the National Labor Relations Board and drafted and negotiated collective bargaining agreements. He regularly advises employers concerning regulatory issues, including wage and hour and plant closing laws.
Bob is the Managing Partner of the St. Louis office, a member of the firm's Partner Board and a former member of the Executive Board. He also is an adjunct professor at Webster University, teaching "Legal Aspect of Human Resource Management" since 1997. He is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves (1985-1999).