Co-chair, Global Labor and Employment Practice
Michael Gray is co-chair of Jones Day's Global Labor & Employment Practice and resident in the firm's Chicago office. He represents corporate clients with complex labor and employment litigation, including class action and multiplaintiff employment discrimination lawsuits, state law overtime class actions, FLSA collective actions, and trade secrets and restrictive covenant matters. He represents employers throughout the United States in bench and jury trials in state and federal courts, administrative hearings, arbitrations, and appellate courts in matters arising under federal and state antidiscrimination laws, the FLSA, FMLA, the Sarbanes-Oxley Act, labor management relations laws, and diverse state law wrongful discharge, statutory, contract, and tort claims. Annually selected as one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Attorneys by HR Executive magazine and Lawdragon, Michael brings a creative, business-minded approach to problem-solving and litigation. In recognition by Chambers, clients praised him by stating he "quickly gets down to the nuts and bolts and gets people focused on what’s important–his approach is unique and he gets exceptional results.” For the past two years, The Legal 500 US named Michael as one of the 18 Leading Lawyers nationally for employment litigation, describing him as one of "the most knowledgeable and talented labor attorneys in the country–a superlative advocate."