James S. Urban | Jones Day

James S. urban

James S. Urban is a labor and employment partner at Jones Day, resident in the firm's Pittsburgh office.

Mr. Urban has broad experiences representing Fortune 100 companies in labor, employment, and employee benefits disputes and is a frequent speaker on issues that impact employers.

He has extensive experience representing employers in LMRA Section 301 actions filed in federal court over, among other things, neutrality language, an employer's right to use contractors, and workforce reductions.

Mr. Urban frequently defends employers against, and prosecutes on their behalf, unfair labor practice charges filed before the NLRB and has tried such cases to decision before administrative law judges.

He has pursued injunctive relief in state courts to enjoin unlawful employee activity during labor strikes.

In February 2011, at the request of EEOC commissioners, Mr. Urban testified at a public hearing in Washington, DC regarding the degree to which employers screen out unemployed job applicants and whether such a practice would disparately impact minorities.

He is an annual contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law, a leading reference treatise.

Mr. Urban also is an adjunct professor of law at the University of Pittsburgh, where he teaches trial advocacy to third-year law students.