Overview

For more than 35 years, Cliff has focused largely on the area of traditional labor relations, handling cases before both the National Labor Relations Board and the courts. Although a large percentage of his practice involves clients in the health care field, he has represented companies in almost every industry, and his clients have both unionized and non-union operations. Cliff's practice includes defending against union organizing drives and NLRB election campaigns, corporate election campaigns, representation and unit determination proceedings, collective bargaining, contract administration, arbitrations, strikes-injunctions/work force replacement, picketing/boycotts, litigation of NLRB unfair labor practice cases, and appellate litigation.

For 10 years at Constangy, Cliff served as the Co-Chair of the firm’s Labor Relations Practice Group.

Prior to joining Constangy, Cliff was a senior partner in the management labor and employment law firm of Wimberly, Lawson, Steckel, Nelson & Schneider, P.C.

Honors & Recognitions

  • Top One Hundred Labor Attorneys in the United States, Labor Relations Institute, Inc.
  • Featured in Marquis' "Who's Who" in American Law
  • Georgia Super Lawyers®
  • AV® Preeminent Peer Review Rated By Martindale-Hubbell
  • Top Labor & Employment Law Attorney – HR Magazine

Professional & Civic Associations

  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
  • ABA Committee on Development of the Law under the National Labor Relations Act
  • Georgia State Bar, Labor Law Section
  • New York State Bar
  • Atlanta Bar Association
  • Buckhead Church
  • American Bass Club, Past President
  • Marietta Bass Masters, Past President

About Me

When not practicing law, Cliff enjoys boating and is an avid bass and saltwater fisherman.

News & Analysis

Speaking Engagements & Industry Publications

  • Active seminar speaker and has presented programs for employer associations in Georgia, Florida and throughout the country
  • Written numerous articles on employment law issues for both industry and legal publications
  • Since 1985, Cliff has been a Contributing Editor to the "Developing Labor Law," the American Bar Association's main treatise on Legal developments under the National Labor Relations Act and related federal labor statutes
  • "On my command...Unleash hell!"
  • Russell Crowe in The Gladiator (2000)

Practice Emphasis

  • Traditional Labor Law
  • Union Avoidance Consulting and Campaigns
  • NLRB Litigation
  • Union Negotiations and Arbitration
  • Employee Relations Counseling
  • Employment/Supervisory Training
  • Appellate Litigation
  • Employment Discrimination Defense

Education

Boston University School of Law

  • J.D., 1977

Duke University

  • B.A., magna cum laude, 1974

Bar & Court Admissions

  • New York, 1978
  • Georgia, 1979
  • U.S. Supreme Court
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the D.C. Circuit
  • Superior Courts of Georgia
  • Georgia Court of Appeals
  • Supreme Court of Georgia
  • New York State Courts
  • U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
  • U.S. District Court for the Eastern District of Michigan
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of New York
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