Overview

Jonathan E. Kaplan has devoted his entire career to representing management clients exclusively in all areas of labor relations, employment law, and human resources management. His practice spans litigation, training, and consulting, in which he has handled matters in more than 40 states and Canada. Jonathan practices extensively before the NLRB across the country, and also has been admitted specially to practice before the state courts in California, Florida, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Michigan, New York, and Ohio. He also is a frequent speaker before management and legal groups and has published numerous articles on labor and employment issues.

Professional & Community Affiliations

Member

American Bar Association

Member

Labor and Employment Section

American Bar Association

Member

Practice and Procedure Under the NLRA Committee

American Bar Association

Former Management Co-Chair

Subcommittee on Drug and Alcohol Abuse in the Workplace, Employee Rights and Responsibilities Committee

American Bar Association

Former Chair

Labor and Employment Law Section

Tennessee Bar Association

Member

Memphis Bar Association

Member, Board of Directors

United Way - Mid-South

Recognition

Named, Lawyer of the Year

Employment Law - Management, Memphis

The Best Lawyers in America©

2016

Named, The Best Lawyers in America©

2003-2019

Named, America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

Chambers USA

2003-2019

Named, International Who's Who of Management Labour and Employment Lawyers

Who's Who Legal

2015

Named, Super Lawyer

Super Lawyers

2006-2015

Awarded, AV® Peer Review Rating

Martindale-Hubbell

News, Analysis & Press

Best Quotes From the 2014 LEAP Conference

Business Management Daily

March 20, 2014

Books & Book Chapters

  • How to Take A Case Before the NLRB, with Supplement, Bloomberg BNA, 7th Ed., Senior Editor, 2007

Speaking Engagements

The NLRB’s Ambush Election Rule: One Year Later

Littler Executive Employer, Phoenix, AZ

May 5, 2016
2015 Southeast Employer Conference

Atlanta, GA

August 20, 2015

Managing and Winning Labor Arbitrations

The 2012 Executive Employer® Conference

Littler Mendelson, Scottsdale, AZ

May 10, 2012

Education

  • J.D., University of Memphis Cecil C. Humphreys School of Law, 1982
  • B.A., Rhodes College, 1979cum laude

Bar Admission

Tennessee

Courts

  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 3rd Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 5th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 6th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, 11th Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals, D.C. Circuit
  • Tennessee Supreme Court
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Middle District of Tennessee
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Southern District of Mississippi
  • U.S. District Court, Northern District of Indiana
  • U.S. District Court, Western District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Arkansas
  • U.S. District Court, District of Arizona