Ross H. Friedman counsels employers across a range of labor and employment issues and advises clients on issues related to business organizations and corporate transactions. With litigation experience before the National Labor Relations Board, he focuses on management-union relations, collective bargaining, and contract disputes involving grievance arbitration. Ross is a co-chair of Morgan Lewis’s Workforce Change Practice, which manages employment, labor, and benefits issues that arise from mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures, startups, spinoffs, workforce reductions, shutdowns, outsourcing, offshoring, and other types of business restructuring.
Ross is also an experienced litigator. He advises employers in discrimination actions that arise under Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), and related statutes. When employers face benefits-related litigation that involves Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and alleged whistleblower claims asserted under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act (SOX), they turn to Ross to defend them.
A contributing editor to The Developing Labor Law, published by the Labor and Employment Section of the American Bar Association, Ross has also authored or co-authored many articles on a variety of labor and employment law issues.
University of Chicago Law School, 2001, J.D.
University of Illinois, 1997, B.S.
U.S. Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit
U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Wisconsin
Illinois Supreme Court
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Employment, Law360 (2017)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Workplace and employment counseling, The Legal 500 US (2017, 2018)
Recommended, Labor and employment: Labor-management relations, The Legal 500 US (2014–2017)
Recognized, Chicago Daily Law Bulletin’s 40 under 40 (2015)