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
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)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor-Management Relations (2011–2014)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2012)
Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
Transportation Industry’s Motor Carrier Representative, Federal Bar Association, Working Group on Testing for Substance Use and Abuse in the Transportation Industry
Member, American Bar Association
Conferee, White House Conference for a Drug-Free America
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1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
Joseph E. Santucci, Jr. is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Santucci's practice focuses on a variety of labor and employment law matters, including management labor law, collective bargaining, employee drug testing, contract administration, arbitration and employment discrimination-related litigation.
Mr. Santucci represents clients in a variety of industries, including air transportation, energy, food service, shipping, manufacturing, government contracting, sports and entertainment, trucking, and building service contractors.
Mr. Santucci has negotiated and assisted in the negotiation of numerous national and local collective bargaining agreements, including the National Master Freight Agreement, the Airborne Freight/Teamsters National Agreement, and the Teamsters Master Brewery Agreement, and various industry and local agreements with the Teamsters, United Auto Workers, Service Employees International Union, Utility Workers Union of America, IBEW, Communication Workers of America, and the International Association of Machinists, among other labor unions.
Before joining the firm, Mr. Santucci was associate general counsel for the International Brotherhood of Teamsters in Washington, D.C. Prior to that, he served as an attorney/adviser to the National Labor Relations Board. In 1987-1988, he served as a conferee to the White House Conference for a Drug-Free America, a position to which he was appointed by President Ronald Reagan.
Mr. Santucci has served as an adjunct professor at Georgetown University Law Center, where he taught labor law.
Mr. Santucci is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and Virginia.
- Catholic University of America, Columbus School of Law, 1976, J.D.
- University of Notre Dame, 1972, B.A.