McDermott Will & Emery LLP
Marilyn Pearson focuses her practice on traditional labor law under both the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. She counsels, represents and conducts training for clients on the full range of matters, from union campaigns to collective bargaining, and from strategic planning to contract interpretation and administration. Marilyn has successfully represented clients in hundreds of labor arbitration and mediation cases, and before the National Labor Relations Board and National Mediation Board. She has delivered favorable results in collective bargaining, including multiemployer negotiations and in restructuring pursuant to Sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code.
Marilyn also has extensive experience advising clients on business transactions, including performing due diligence, drafting deal terms for labor and employment issues, employment contracts and separation agreements, and addressing changes in employment and reductions in force. She advises and trains clients on a broad range of employment issues, among them federal and state employment discrimination general employment issues, and investigations of employee misconduct, and has successfully defended employers facing whistleblower charges in the safety-sensitive industries.