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practice accolades

Labor & Employment

The American Lawyer Magazine's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment Law Finalist 2004, Winner 2006, Finalist 2008, Finalist 2010, and Finalist 2012

Listed in the highest tier for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA 2014

Named a top 5 firm for employment in BTI's Litigation Outlook 2014 report

Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2014)

Ranked, National Tier 1: Employment Law – Management, Labor Law – Management, and Litigation – Labor & Employment by U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2011-2012) 

Ranked #1 for "Most Prestigious" Labor and Employment Practice, Vault 2012 Associate Survey

Labor-Management Relations & Labor Disputes

Ranked, National Tier 1: Labor Law - Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)

honors + affiliations

Chairman, Labor Antitrust Committee of the American Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Section

Vice-Chair, American Bar Association’s Public Contract Law Labor Committee

Member, U.S. Chamber of Commerce Litigation Center Labor Law Advisory Committee

Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)

Listed, Who’s Who in America (2006)

Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2006–2011)

Recipient, Corporate Counsel Magazine Award for "Best Lawyer"

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeal for the First, Fourth, Sixth, Ninth, Tenth, and District of Columbia Circuits
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E. Carl Uehlein, Jr.

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5075
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Mr. Uehlein serves as counsel in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. He was a partner of the firm from 1973 to 2001.

Mr. Uehlein advises employers on labor and employment law issues and represents these employers before state and federal administrative agencies and courts. He has developed a particular expertise in advising public- and private-sector owners and major construction companies on labor law and labor relations matters and the negotiation and implementation of collective bargaining agreements involving major construction projects throughout the United States. He has successfully defended these against challenges under labor and procurement laws in both federal and state courts, including the United States Supreme Court.

In addition to traditional law and labor relations matters involving the National Labor Relations Act, Mr. Uehlein counsels employers about their obligations under a variety of specific labor statutes, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, the Davis Bacon Act, and others at the federal and state level.

After law school, Mr. Uehlein served as a field attorney for the National Labor Relations Board from 1965 to 1968, before joining the firm. From 1970 through 1973, he served as executive assistant to the U.S. Secretary of Labor.

Mr. Uehlein is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court.


  • Boston College Law School, 1965, LL.B.
  • Swarthmore College, 1962, B.A.