Patricia A. Dunn

Trish Dunn represents employers in all of their dealings with labor unions. She has substantial experience in negotiating labor agreements, having bargained multiple contracts as lead negotiator, and in advising clients on bargaining strategies and contingency planning. Trish represents employers in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and in labor-related litigation in federal courts under Section 301 of the Labor Management Relations Act, as well as in labor arbitrations. She also advises employers on contract compliance and a variety of other issues with labor implications, including business restructuring and other corporate transactions.

Trish gained experience in the labor field first as a labor attorney at Jones Day from 1983 to 1997 and then as The Washington Post's vice president/labor, before rejoining Jones Day in 2011. Representing employers in media, education, communications, and other industries, Trish works with employers on bargaining strategies designed to secure labor contracts with strong management rights and operational flexibility. She works with employers to address employee benefits issues, including negotiating union contracts providing flexibility in plan design and addressing Affordable Care Act issues, and has focused extensively on addressing employer liabilities under multiemployer pension plans. She has significant experience in unfair labor practice matters, with particular emphasis on bargaining and impasse issues. Trish is a frequent speaker on traditional labor law, including developments on joint employer liability, email use and social media, and employer policies. [1]