Jonathan C. Fritts represents clients in collective bargaining, arbitration, and litigation related to the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act. Jonathan’s clients include companies in the maritime, airline, railroad, construction, retail food, and hotel industries, as well as manufacturing enterprises and private universities. He represents clients in all levels of US federal court, as well as in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, the National Mediation Board, and in arbitration.
Jonathan represents and counsels clients in the negotiation and administration of multiunion project labor agreements on major construction industry projects. He also advises clients on labor law issues in corporate transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, plant closings, relocations, and outsourcings. Jonathan is also the leader of the labor and employment practice for the Washington, DC office.
Jonathan is a former co-chair of the American Bar Association’s committee on practice and procedure under the National Labor Relations Act.
Georgetown University Law Center, 1998, J.D.
University of Virginia, 1994, B.A.
District of Columbia
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
Awards and Affiliations
Ranked, Labor & Employment, District of Columbia, Chambers USA (2021)
Hall of Fame, Labor and employment: Labor-management relations, The Legal 500 US (2020, 2021)
Leading Lawyer, Labor and employment: Labor-management relations, The Legal 500 US (2017–2019)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor-management relations, The Legal 500 US (2014–2016)
Fellow, College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017, 2019)
Winner, The National Law Journal’s Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (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