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Chicago, Illinois, 60601, United States
March 24, 2011

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John N. Raudabaugh

Nixon Peabody LLP

*** ***** **. *.*., Suite 900 437 Madison Avenue

Washington, DC 20004 New York, NY 10022

Office 202-***-**** Office 212-***-****

Cellular 202-***-**** Cellular 202-***-****


• Labor, employee relations, and comparative labor and employment law counsel serving

national and multi-national corporations.

• Served as a Member of the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.

• Substantive areas of expertise: labor strategy considerations in corporate transactions;

international labor standards and policy; labor issues regarding international trade treaty agreements;

labor implications of social responsibility commitments and compliance initiatives; federal and state

labor and employee relations law and policy; representation case and unfair labor practice litigation

before the U.S. National Labor Relations Board; labor considerations in bankruptcy proceedings;

union corporate campaigns; neutrality, card-check and internet union organizing tactics; employment

policies; appropriate unit design; strikes and injunction proceedings; collective bargaining research,

strategy, and negotiations; and concessionary bargaining; federal and state employment laws

addressing non-discrimination in employment, wage and hour standards and regulations, and

occupational safety and health standards and regulations and relation litigation.

• Served as Adjunct Professor of Labor Law at Emory University Law School, University

of Chicago Law School, Ave Maria School of Law, and Northwestern University Law School.


• Counsel, Nixon Peabody LLP, Washington, DC - Present

Advise foreign and domestic multi-national corporations including manufacturing, healthcare,

automotive, beverage, and hospitality clients and trade associations regarding labor and

employment law matters and related litigation and national labor and employment policy


• Partner, Baker & McKenzie LLP, Chicago, IL

Advise foreign and domestic multi-national corporations representing senior management in

complex labor and employee relations law matters and related litigation. Partners with

corporate Human Resources, Labor Relations, and Legal in providing specifically tailored law

and economics advice and representation.

• Partner, Butzel Long, Detroit, MI

Represented automotive and healthcare clients regarding greenfield development issues,

concession bargaining negotiations, and corporate interest groups and Congressional

Representatives in amici briefing concerning national labor policy issues on review before

appellate courts.

• Partner, Matkov, Salzman, Madoff & Gunn, Chicago, IL

Represented the largest, non-union U.S. trucking company successfully defend against a nine

year union corporate campaign involving 90 representation case petitions, 73 elections, 24

decertifications, 2 disclaimers of interest, 1,003 unfair labor practice charges, 206 bargaining

sessions over 8 years, a three year nationwide strike, and 21 state court injunctions.

• Member, U.S. National Labor Relations Board, Washington, D.C.

Participated in over 4,000 federal labor law representation and unfair labor practice cases

including Electromation, Inc., 309 NLRB 990 (1993) and E.I. DuPont De Nemours & Co., 311

NLRB 893 (1993) (employee participation programs); Dubuque Packing Co., Inc., 303 NLRB

386 (1991) (duty to bargain plant relocations); The Nielsen Lithographing Co., 305 NLRB 697

(1991) (duty to provide information); Comtel Systems Technology, 305 NLRB 287 (1991) (multi-

employer bargaining procedures); KI (USA) Corp., 309 NLRB 1063 (1992) (prejudicial union

campaign tactics); Coastal Stevedoring Co., 313 NLRB 412 (1993) (international union

secondary pressure tactics).

• Partner, Powell, Goldstein, Frazer & Murphy, Atlanta, GA

Represented textile, carpet, construction, bedding, warehousing, and first tier automotive

industry manufacturers regarding labor and employee relations law matters and related



• U.S. Employer representative to the 98th International Labour Conference addressing

international labor conventions and standards.

• Testified before U.S. Senate and House Committees and Party Conferences regarding

labor law reform; advised Congressional staff regarding labor law matters; and represented

policymakers and trade associations in amici filings regarding significant labor law policy issues

before the U.S. National Labor Relations Board.

• Represented the U.S. Department of Labor regarding comparative labor law issues

implementing the U.S.-Chile Free Trade Agreement; assisted the U.S. Department of State in Eritrea

reviewing the Eritrean labor and employment law code.

• Co-chaired study and recommendations for the Office of the Global Defender of the Poor,

United Nations Development Programme addressing child labor, forced labor, and female workplace

issues in developing economies.


• J.D., University of Virginia

• M.S., Labor Economics, Cornell University, School of Industrial & Labor Relations

• B.S., Labor Economics, University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School


• Georgia; District of Columbia; Michigan

• United States Supreme Court; United States Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth,

Fifth, Sixth, Eleventh and D.C. Circuits; United States District Courts, Northern District,

Georgia and Eastern District, Michigan; Georgia Supreme Court.


• American, District of Columbia, Georgia, Michigan and Atlanta Bar Associations

• University of Pennsylvania, Cornell University, and University of Virginia Alumni


• Trustee, Cornell Industrial and Labor Relations School Alumni Association

• Senior Advisor, Federalist Society Labor and Employment Practice Group

• Labor and Employment Relations Association

• Member, Special Expertise Panel, Society of Human Resource Management

• Member, U.S. Council for International Business

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