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06/30/14 Morgan Lewis Named Washington, D.C. Labor & Employment Litigation Dept. of the Year: The National Law Journal Salutes Firm for Depth and Variety of Matters
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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

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)

Named Employment Practice Group of the Year by Law360 (2014)

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

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

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

Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor-Management Relations (2014)

Former Employer Co-Chair, Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA, ABA Section of Labor and Employment Law

Adjunct Professor, Georgetown University Law Center

Chapter Editor, How to Take a Case Before the NLRB

Contributing Editor, The Developing Labor Law

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia
  • Virginia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits
  • U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Virginia
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Jonathan C. Fritts

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States
Phone: +1.202.739.5867
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Jonathan C. Fritts is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Fritts's practice encompasses a broad range of labor and employment law matters, with a particular emphasis on labor law matters arising under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. His labor law practice spans a variety of industries, including airlines, railroads, maritime, manufacturing, construction, retail food, and higher education.

Mr. Fritts has represented clients in all levels of federal court litigation under the Railway Labor Act and the National Labor Relations Act, in administrative proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and the National Mediation Board, and in labor arbitration proceedings. He has represented and advised clients in collective bargaining matters on the single- and multi-employer levels in many industries, and has experience in the negotiation and administration of multi-union project labor agreements in the construction industry. Mr. Fritts also has advised clients about the labor law and labor relations aspects of mergers, acquisitions, plant closings, relocations, and other major business transactions.

In addition to his labor law practice, Mr. Fritts has represented clients in employment law cases involving the Fair Labor Standards Act, the Family and Medical Leave Act, the federal employment discrimination laws, and covenants not to compete.

Mr. Fritts is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia and before U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the Second, Ninth, Eleventh, and District of Columbia Circuits, and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.


  • Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, J.D.
  • University of Virginia, 1994, B.A.