Bob is a veteran labor and employment attorney, with a concentration in the healthcare field. As a member of the Healthcare, Life Sciences & Pharmaceuticals industry team, he is increasingly being called upon for his experienced counsel to various healthcare employers regarding the rising tide of wage-based class and collective action lawsuits being filed across the country.
Examples where Bob has achieved favorable results defending a nursing home management company include:
Bob has served as first chair in numerous trials involving the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and employment discrimination in federal and state courts and has obtained summary judgment for defendants in more than 50 employment discrimination lawsuits. He has 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 (NLRB) 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 Husch Blackwell’s 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 Aspects of Human Resource Management” since 1997. He is a former Captain in the U.S. Army Reserves.