Overview

A recognized authority on international labor standards, Stefan Marculewicz advises multi-national corporations on issues involving employer efforts to address and respond to international labor standards. He also advises multinational enterprises in connection with the following:

  • The International Labour Organization and its Committee on Freedom of Association
  • The Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development
  • The United Nations Global Compact
  • The United Nations Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights
  • Other international labor standard-setting organizations

He helps multi-national corporations based in the United States and abroad formulate and implement strategies to respond to efforts by labor unions and non-governmental organizations to discredit them through global campaigns. His work includes:

  • Development of global labor relations strategies
  • Developing supply chain management systems
  • Establishing corporate codes of social responsibility and human rights policies
  • Negotiating international framework agreements with Global Union Federations

He has represented employers before the ILO and OECD National Contact Points.  He also works with global employers regarding the design and implementation of human resources policies.

As a complement to his international practice, Stefan handles a wide range of issues related to labor management relations domestically, including:

  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements for clients
  • Assisting employers in all aspects of their dealings with labor unions
  • Offering advice on corporate campaigns and neutrality/access agreements
  • Handling grievance arbitrations
  • Litigating complex RICO cases and class actions involving labor unions

Drawing on his experience as a trial attorney for the National Labor Relations Board in its Baltimore and Fort Worth regional offices, he also regularly assists clients before the NLRB.

Additionally, Stefan advises employers in connection with multi-employer benefit funds, particularly with respect to withdrawal liability, and has represented numerous companies in litigation involving such plans. He also advises employers on many other aspects of labor and employment law.

In 2012, Stefan testified before the House Committee on Education and the Workforce about the legal and practical implications of President Obama’s decision to make three recess appointments to the National Labor Relations Board at a time when the Senate was not in recess and still holding periodic pro forma sessions.

Stefan previously testified before the Senate Health, Education, Labor and Pensions Committee in opposition to proposed amendments to expand the Worker Adjustment Retraining and Notification Act, the federal law requiring 60 days advanced written notification of plant closings or mass layoffs.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Co-Chair

International Labor Law Policy Subcommittee

U.S. Chamber of Commerce International

Advisor

Labor Policy Committee

U.S. Council on International Business

Member

Maryland State Bar Association

Member

American Bar Association

Member

International Bar Association

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2009-2017

Named, Super Lawyer

Washington DC

Super Lawyers

2013 and 2015

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

Named, Recommended Lawyer

Labor Management Relations, Workplace and Employment Counseling

Legal 500 United States

2016

News, Analysis & Press

Union Petition Under US-Colombia Free Trade Agreement Highlights Labor Violations in Oil and Sugar Industries in Colombia

ACC Docket

July/August 2016

Worker Centers, Union Allies Seeking New Representation Model, Chamber Says

Bloomberg BNA Daily Labor Report

April 17, 2014

Subverting Majority Rule

Washington Free Beacon

April 16, 2014

Worker Centers Are Center of Attention

Workforce

November 8, 2013

NLRB scrutinizes social media policies

InsideCounsel

September 1, 2011

Elimination of the Secret Ballot Union Election and Compulsory Arbitration Under the Employee Free Choice Act – A Violation of Fundamental Principles of International Labor Law

International Organisation of Employers Annual Labour and Social Policy Review

2009

Some Tough Questions for Pre-Employment Drug Testing

10 J. Contemp. Health L. & Pol'y 243

1994

Books & Book Chapters

  • The International Comparative Legal Guide to: Employment & Labour Law 2012, Global Legal Group, The Soft-Law Revolution – International Labour Standards and Human Rights, Chapter Author, 2012
  • International Corporate Practice: A Practitioner’s Guide to Global Success, Practising Law Institute, International Labor and Employment Law, Chapter 21, co-authors: Philip Berkowitz, Joseph Lazazzero, Trent Sutton, and Philip Gordon, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Second Annual Mexico Conference - Mexico City

México City

October 5, 2016

Second Annual Mexico Conference - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016

Segunda Conferencia Anual en México - Monterrey

Nuevo León, C.P.

October 4, 2016

Second Annual Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 18, 2016

2016 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 7, 2016

The Future of Union Organizing: Addressing Labor’s New Strategies in the Streets and the Emergence of UFOs

The 2016 Executive Employer® Conference

May 4, 2016

Littler Global Colombia Conference

Bogotá

September 10, 2015

Littler Global Puerto Rico Conference

Hato Rey, PR

August 20, 2015

Human Resources Executives Summit 2013

Chicago, IL

October 15, 2013

Opportunities and Challenges in Implementing a Responsible Supply Chain Management Program

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 9, 2012

Protecting Your Operations in Latin America: Risks and Opportunities in the Region’s Current Legal Landscape

Global Employer Institute

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

November 8, 2012

Doing Business South of the Border

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Elimination of the Secret Ballot Union Election and Compulsory Arbitration Under the Employee Free Choice Act – A Violation of Fundamental Principles of International Labor Law

International Organisation of Employers Annual Labour and Social Policy Review

2009

Education

  • J.D., Catholic University of America Columbus School of Law, 1993
  • B.A., Lawrence University of Wisconsin, 1988

Languages

  • Spanish

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
Maryland

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court