James J. Plunkett

James J Plunkett Government Relations Counsel in the Washington, D.C. office of Ogletree Deakins
Senior Government Relations Counsel
Organization Profile
Professional Biography

James J. Plunkett works as a Senior Government Relations Counsel in the Governmental Affairs practice of Ogletree Deakins.   

Jim was previously the Director for Labor Law Policy at the U.S. Chamber of Commerce where he focused on legislation, regulations, and policy decisions that impact the workplace.  This included activity concerning the National Labor Relations Board, the Department of Labor, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as international labor issues.

Prior to joining the Chamber, Jim was an associate at a national law firm where he advised employers concerning their legal obligations arising under federal laws such as the National Labor Relations Act, the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and the Worker Adjustment Retraining Notification Act.  Jim also assisted in conducting collective bargaining negotiations and drafting employee handbooks on behalf of clients.

Jim was also a Staff Attorney at the National Right to Work Legal Defense Foundation (NRTW) where he advised clients concerning violations of their rights due to compulsory unionism arrangements.  At NRTW, Jim represented his clients before federal courts, the NLRB, and various local public sector employment agencies.

  • J.D., Boston College, 2004

  • B.A., James Madison University, 1999

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James J. Plunkett of Ogletree Deakins and his “Beltway Buzz” weekly column has been selected for a National Law Review Go-To Thought Leadership Award. Mr. Plunkett’s weekly wrap-up is a staple of NLR’s Friday line-up, we appreciate the summary of employment law developments coming out of Washington DC, as well as tying things together by strategic linking to other resources. Providing a timely wrap up in one place, with links to more extensive analysis, is an important part of NLR's employment law coverage and is a valuable asset for NLR readers.


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