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 2012
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for Labor and Employment Litigation, ERISA Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2012)
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
honors + affiliations
Partner, New York City Partnership and Chamber of Commerce
Fellow, The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Member, Penn Club in New York City, Board of Directors
Member, Thomas Jefferson Graduate School of Public Policy in Williamsburg, Virginia
Board of Advisors Member, College of William & Mary, Endowment Board
Visiting Professor of Public Policy, Thomas Jefferson School
Listed as one of the nation's top 100 most powerful employment attorneys in Human Resource Executive (2010)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America (2007–2011)
Listed, Guide to the World's Leading Labour & Employment Lawyers 2007 (Expert Guides)
Listed as Recommended, Labor and Employee Benefits, PLC Which Lawyer? Yearbook 2008
Listed, Southern California Super Lawyers (2009–2011)
Listed, Who's Who Legal (2012–2013) – Labour and Employment
Listed, Human Resource Executive, 100 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in America (2012)
- New York
- District of Columbia
George A. Stohner is a partner in Morgan Lewis's Labor and Employment Practice. Mr. Stohner's practice focuses on a variety of employment law matters, including complex litigation, labor and employment counseling, and labor negotiations. Mr. Stohner co-founded the practice group's Complex Litigation Practice.
Mr. Stohner is the West Coast Practice Leader of the Labor and Employment Law Practice. He also serves as a member of the firm's Advisory Board. He joined Morgan Lewis in 1977, and relocated to New York in 1987 to establish that office's labor and employment practice, which today is composed of more than 35 labor and employment attorneys. Because of his substantive background and commitment to the firm, he was asked to assume the role of West Coast Practice Leader after the firm's significant West Coast expansion.
Mr. Stohner's practice covers all areas of labor and employment law and involves the representation of employers, both unionized and non-unionized, in many industrial settings, including the broadcasting, entertainment, advertising, financial services, telecommunications, steel, construction, transportation, pharmaceutical, and hospitality industries.
Before entering private practice, Mr. Stohner served as an Assistant U.S. Attorney in the Civil Division of the Washington, D.C., U.S. Attorney's Office, where he was responsible for defending the government in major lawsuits challenging personnel and labor/employment-related matters. Before his service in the U. S. Attorney's Office, he served as a Captain in the U.S. Army Judge Advocate Corps during which time he represented the Department of the Army in civil rights litigation as a member of the U. S. Army's litigation team stationed at the Pentagon.
Mr. Stohner is admitted to practice in California, New York, and the District of Columbia.
- University of Pennsylvania Law School, 1971, J.D.
- College of William & Mary, 1968, B.A.