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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 2013

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)

bar admissions

  • District of Columbia

Court Admissions

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
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Thomas K. Wotring
Senior Counsel

Washington, D.C.
1111 Pennsylvania Ave., NW
Washington, DC 20004-2541
United States of America
Phone: +1.202.739.5290
Fax: +1.202.739.3001

Thomas K. Wotring is senior counsel in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Wotring regularly counsels employers in the areas of labor negotiations and federal litigation before state and federal agencies, particularly the National Labor Relations Board and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. He has a background in the negotiation and administration of single- and multiemployer collective bargaining agreements, most notably in the trucking, automobile transport, maritime, and air freight industries.

Mr. Wotring also represents employee benefit plans regarding all areas of benefit collective bargaining and benefit plan operations. In addition to bargaining with union representatives, his practice on behalf of employers includes ERISA compliance; litigation of federal claims; and representation before the Department of Labor, the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, and the Department of Justice.

Mr. Wotring received his J.D., cum laude, from Washington and Lee University School of Law in 1975 and his B.A. from American University in 1972.

Mr. Wotring is a member of the Washington, D.C. Bar Association, ABA's Section of Labor & Employment Law, and the International Foundation of Employee Benefit Plans.

Mr. Wotring is admitted to practice in the District of Columbia and before the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit, and the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.


  • Washington and Lee University School of Law, 1975, J.D., Cum Laude
  • American University, 1972, B.A.