Douglas W. Hall Esq.

Ford & Harrison LLP

Doug Hall is a Partner in the Washington, D.C., office of Ford & Harrison LLP where he concentrates his practice on representing employers in labor and employment matters with a specific focus on the airline industry and the Railway Labor Act. Mr Hall's work includes responding to and litigating issues involving union organizing drives, collective bargaining, and contract interpretation, and in the mediation and arbitration of grievances. He also represents air carriers in cases arising under the whistle-blower protection provisions of the Wendell H. Ford Aviation Investment and Reform Act for the 21st Century (AIR21).

Mr. Hall represents management before federal and state courts and administrative agencies in matters involving rights and obligations arising under a variety of federal, state and local labor and employment statutes, including RLA, AIR21, Title VII, ADEA, ADA, FMLA, and ERISA. He also counsels clients on compliance with such laws and on the labor and employment issues engendered by contemplated corporate transactions, as well as on efforts by employers in bankruptcy to reject their collective bargaining agreements. He regularly appears on behalf of air carriers before the National Mediation Board (NMB) in representation matters, including those in which it is alleged that two or more carriers constitute a single transportation system for representation purposes.

Mr. Hall has spoken at and/or moderated various conferences on matters relating to issues arising under the RLA, the FMLA, and other employment laws.

He earned his B.A., summa cum laude, from the University of Pittsburgh and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Georgetown University.

He is an Editor-in-Chief of the 2014 Cumulative Supplement to the ABA/Bloomberg BNA treatise The Railway Labor Act.