Edward (Pierce) Blue counsels clients on labor and employment matters, including compliance with the ADA, GINA, and Title VII, and helps clients create safe, respectful, diverse, and inclusive workplaces. Pierce is a leader of the firm’s Reproductive Rights Task Force, member of the labor and employment practice’s COVID-19 Task Force and works in collaboration with the workplace culture consulting and workplace government relations and regulation teams. As a former attorney-advisor to a commissioner at the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and a former labor policy advisor on Capitol Hill, Pierce provides insight into all aspects of employment civil rights policy and enforcement.
Pierce assists employers with complex employment law matters and uses his broad knowledge of employment law policy and enforcement to help companies maintain effective compliance policies and procedures.
While at the EEOC, Pierce provided legal counsel and strategic guidance on a range of issues, including disability rights, LGBT rights, pregnancy accommodation, harassment, and criminal records. Pierce also negotiated and drafted key EEOC policy statements in the disability and LGBT rights fields.
As a labor policy advisor on Capitol Hill, Pierce counseled committee leadership on legislation and oversight related to the EEOC and US Department of Labor, including wage and hour and paid leave issues.
Pierce continues to write regularly on key employment law topics and his articles have been cited in several published federal court decisions.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Pierce served as a foreign service officer at the US Department of State, advising senior executive branch and congressional officials on political developments related to Central America, Taiwan, and China.
Georgetown University Law Center, 2009, J.D., cum laude
College of William & Mary, 2006, B.A., Government, cum laude
District of Columbia
Awards and Affiliations
Former Attorney-Advisor to Commissioner Chai R. Feldblum, US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, 2012-2018