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John Scalia Returns to GT as Shareholder in its Northern Virginia Office

MCLEAN, VA– June 4, 2019 – John Scalia has returned to global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP as a shareholder in the firm’s Northern Virginia office and a member of the firm’s Global Labor and & Employment Practice. A seasoned counselor and litigator, Scalia focuses his practice in representing employers in the full range of their workplace issues.

“We welcome John back to our Northern Virginia office,” Michael R. Sklaire and Laura Foote Reiff, co-managing shareholders of the firm’s Northern Virginia office, said in a joint statement. “John’s experience in applying practical, business-oriented strategies to employers’ workforce problems will be of particular interest to our clients in this region.”

“John is a highly-regarded attorney with decades of experience, and having him return to our team reflects the elite-level caliber of talent we are able to offer our clients. This is an exciting time for our practice and for the firm,” noted a joint statement by the co-chairs of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice Naomi G. Beer, James N. Boudreau, and David Long-Daniels.

Scalia counsels employers in all aspects of their day-to-day workforce issues, and practices regularly in federal and state courts, in private mediation and arbitration proceedings, and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL), and equivalent state administrative agencies.

“I am delighted to be once again working with my colleagues in Northern Virginia,” Scalia said. “Greenberg Traurig does not simply maintain a labor and employment practice, but has been able to grow this practice strategically, delivering client value in a uniquely nimble, efficient, and collaborative manner. The firm’s talent, resources and history of empowerment will serve my clients well. In turn, I look forward to working closely with clients from throughout the firm.”

Scalia has experience defending employers against whistleblower claims under various federal statutes, including the False Claims Act (FCA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21), the Energy Reorganization Act (ERA) and various environmental statutes. He also has experience representing employers before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and the National Mediation Board (NMB). He has significant experience with the following federal statutes: Title VII, the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Equal Pay Act (EPA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Workers Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA), and the Services Contract Act (SCA).

About Greenberg Traurig’s Northern Virginia Office: Greenberg Traurig’s clients rely on the more than 45 attorneys in the firm’s Northern Virginia office for multifaceted, broad-based legal services. Team members’ primary goal is to assist clients in addressing their legal needs, locally, regionally, or on a global scale. They work collaboratively with colleagues around the region, or across to Europe, the UK, Latin America, Asia, and the Middle East. And when a matter requires it, they do not hesitate to utilize the firm’s full slate of cross border resources. Clients come to the Northern Virginia office for their corporate and securities matters, real estate transactions, wealth management and tax planning, business immigration compliance, labor and employment issues, litigation cases, and government contract needs, among others. These include the top decision makers at tech companies headquartered in the region, as well as government contractors, health care organizations, high net worth individuals, and developers. Most of the firm’s Northern Virginia attorneys are admitted to practice in Virginia, Maryland, and the District of Columbia.

About Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Practice: Greenberg Traurig’s Global Labor & Employment Practice serves clients from offices throughout the United States, Latin America, Europe, and Asia. Members of the practice have had numerous trial wins and are frequently called upon to handle complex, bet-the-company, and large high-stake cases, including class and collective actions. On the labor side, a leading group of lawyers regularly represents management with labor-relations matters. Labor & Employment team members assist clients with complex employment issues, and design practical, proactive strategies that can be readily implemented by today’s human resources professionals. In addition, The Legal 500 United States recognizes the practice in the areas of Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, ERISA Litigation, Workplace & Employment Counseling, and Trade Secrets Litigation. Visit Greenberg Traurig’s Labor & Employment Blog for insights and analysis of the latest labor and employment developments, including legislation, regulations, cases, policies, and trends.

About Greenberg Traurig, LLP: Greenberg Traurig, LLP (GT) has more than 2,000 attorneys in 39 offices in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web: Twitter: @GT_Law.