Overview

Jason M. Branciforte has litigated on behalf of management in connection with all types of employment and labor disputes, including wrongful discharge and defamation claims and claims based upon:

  • Title VII of the Civil Rights Act
  • The Americans with Disabilities Act
  • The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
  • The Family and Medical Leave Act
  • The National Labor Relations Act
  • The Fair Labor Standards Act
  • The McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act
  • The Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act
  • The Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act

He regularly appears before state and federal courts throughout the United States and before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the National Labor Relations Board and the Department of Labor.

Additionally, Jason has an active labor relations practice and regularly represents clients in arbitrations, unfair labor practice proceedings, strikes, union election campaigns, collective bargaining negotiations, and strategic labor relations planning matters. He has particular experience in the security and correctional facility industries.

Jason also has a diverse counseling practice, and regularly advises employers on employee separations and terminations, employee discipline, wage payment issues, workplace privacy issues, compliance with numerous federal and state statutes and regulations relating to the workplace, union avoidance strategies, strikes, and how to effectively manage with a union.

He has particular expertise assisting government contractors with all aspects of their operations and ensuring compliance with the McNamara-O'Hara Service Contract Act, the Walsh-Healey Public Contracts Act, and related federal and state statutes.

Jason teaches advanced labor relations for Cornell University as part of the University's continuing education program through the School of Industrial and Labor Relations. Additionally, he authors monthly articles for several trade associations and has appeared on several radio programs discussing a variety of employment and labor relations issues.

Jason is a former member of Littler Mendelson's Board of Directors and currently serves on the Shareholder Candidate Committee, and the Firm's Governance Committee.

Recognition

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2018-2020

Named, America's Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2013-2019

Named, Washingtonian Top Lawyers

Washingtonian Media

2018

Named, Super Lawyer

Washington, DC

Super Lawyers

2013-2019

Named, Client Service All-Star

BTI Consulting Group

2014

News, Analysis & Press

Bad Hires Present Numerous Monetary, Legal Costs

Bloomberg BNA Human Resources Report

November 22, 2016

Discrepancies Found in Two-Thirds of Job Applications

Bloomberg BNA Human Resources Report

August 16, 2016

California Measles Outbreak, Vaccination Controversy Raise Issues for Employers

Bloomberg BNA Human Resources Report

February 16, 2015

Conflict Resolution: How Managers Can Address Disputes in the Workplace

Bloomberg BNA Workforce Strategies

July 28, 2014

HR Should Have Consistent Policies, Procedures on Criminal Background Checks

Bloomberg BNA

October 22, 2012

Speaking Engagements

Social Networking in the Workplace – the Blurred Line between Personal and Professional

HR Leadership Connection for Engineering and Architecture, Fairfax, VA

April 11-13, 2018

Technology Trends and Traps

2017 Financial and Risk Management Forum, Fairfax, VA

November 8, 2017

Protests, Political Speech, and Public Relations

2017 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference, Washington, D.C.

June 6, 2017
The 2016 Election: What Does a Trump Victory Mean for Employers?

Tysons Corner, VA

December 13, 2016
2016 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference

Washington, DC

June 7, 2016

Overview of Federal Labor Laws for Government Contractors (SCA, DBA, FLSA, OFCCP and related Executive Orders)

Public Contracting Institute: HR and Labor Compliance for Federal Contractors

September 15, 2015

Today's Hot Labor Topics: The NLRB’s New Quickie Election Rule, Social Media and Email, Employee Handbooks, Joint Employers, ACA, and Pension Reform

2015 Mid-Atlantic Employer Conference

Littler Mendelson, Washington D.C.

June 25, 2015

Education

  • J.D., Cornell University Law School, 1990
  • A.B., Georgetown University, 1987cum laude

Bar Admission

District of Columbia
New York

Courts

  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 1st Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 4th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 10th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • U.S. District Court, District of Columbia
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of New York
  • U.S. District Court, District of Maryland
  • U.S. District Court, District of Colorado