Ronald Manthey represents Fortune 500 companies in class actions and other complex employment litigation involving national and individual-state sex, age, race, pregnancy, and national origin claims. Ron also litigates Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) collective actions, and state wage and hour class actions. Ron has represented employers in 30 jury and bench trials in US state and federal courts, and has argued before both federal and state courts of appeals.
Leader of the Dallas office’s labor and employment practice and co-chair of the firm’s Noncompete and Trade Secrets Taskforce, Ron has experience with union-related discipline and discharge cases, and workplace matters related to electronic privacy and disability law. He also has experience arbitrating termination and enhanced severance agreement cases and unfair competition cases.
In addition, Ron handles private and court-ordered mediations. He has experience in national class action mediations involving age, race, and disability claims for clients in manufacturing, airline, and retail concerns.
Ron speaks frequently on a range of labor-related topics, including age discrimination, AIDS, drug testing, sexual harassment, and individual employee rights. He has also published articles on email policies, class actions under the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), and remedies available under employment law tort claims. As part of his pro bono and community service activities, he has been involved with the Dallas YMCA Community Services board of directors, the Bridewell Foundation for Children with Cancer, the Dallas Epilepsy Association, and the White Rock YMCA.
Prior to joining Morgan Lewis, Ron was an employment partner at another international law firm, resident in Texas. Prior to entering private practice, he was chief of the Labor and General Law Division for the Judge Advocate General’s Office at Headquarters Strategic Air Command, and he received the Meritorious Service Medal upon his resignation.
University of Virginia School of Law, 1979, J.D., (Earle K. Shawe Labor Relations Award)
University of Southern Mississippi, 1976, B.A., Summa Cum Laude (Outstanding Graduating Student Award)
Awards and Affiliations
Member, Practice Group of the Year, Labor & Employment, Law360 (2017)
Winner, Texas Lawyer’s 2015 Texas Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment
Listed in the top tiers for National Labor and Employment Practice in Chambers USA (2005–2007 and 2012–2015)
Ranked, Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business (2008–2017)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Specialty of Labor, Employment Law (2007–2011, 2017, 2018)
Listed, The Best Lawyers in America, Specialty of Litigation (2017)
Selected as a Texas "Super Lawyer" in Employment Litigation by Texas Monthly (2004–2012)
Listed, "Guide to the World's Leading Labour and Employment Lawyers" by Euromoney Legal Media Guide (2002–2007)
Member, American Bar Association, Labor and Litigation Section; ABA's Labor Law Subcommittee on Individual Rights and Responsibilities in the Workplace; Texas Bar Association; State Bar of Texas; State Bar of Virginia