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
Management Co-Chair, Railway Labor Act Subcommittee, ABA Labor and Employment Committee
Co-editor, The Railway Labor Act
Guest Member, Conference of Airline and Railroad Labor Lawyers (CORRALL)
Faculty Member, ABA Labor and Employment CLE Conference, NMB Mediator Training
Faculty Member, ALI-ABA Airline and Railroad Labor Law Conference
Noted in The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment—Management Relations (2008, 2012–2014)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2014)
- District of Columbia
- Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
Thomas E. Reinert, Jr. is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Reinert’s practice focuses on labor and employment litigation, labor and employment strategy, complex labor arbitration, and counseling and representation in collective bargaining matters. Mr. Reinert has represented a variety of corporate and public employers, including airlines and railroads, energy and telecommunications companies, manufacturers, software developers, federal agencies, school systems, and public corporations.
Mr. Reinert's extensive airline and railroad industry background under the Railway Labor Act includes the representation of major carriers in litigation before the federal courts, in arbitration before the adjustment boards, in representation matters before the National Mediation Board, and in Presidential Emergency Board proceedings. His employment litigation background extends to include duty-of-fair-representation matters, race and age discrimination litigation, whistleblower cases, duty-to-hire cases, covenant-not-to-compete litigation, and complex arbitration, including interest arbitration to establish the terms of collective bargaining agreements.
Mr. Reinert also has an extensive background in conflicts and professional responsibility, having served as vice chair of the firm’s Conflicts and Professional Responsibility Committee, and has represented Morgan Lewis in litigation related to employment and professional responsibility issues.
Mr. Reinert is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the District of Columbia, First, Second, Third, Fourth, and Sixth Circuits; and the U.S. District Courts for the District of Columbia, Maryland, and the Eastern District of Michigan.
- Harvard Law School, 1980, J.D.
- Harvard College, 1975, A.B.