Fred Richardson assists employers facing union organizational campaigns, unfair labor practice charges and union negotiation/arbitration issues. He also assists in developing employee-friendly practices and policies.

During his 40 year career, Fred has:

  • Handled over 100 union elections, including voting units as large as 14,000 voters
  • Assisted companies in due diligence, mergers, acquisitions and decertifications
  • Represented in voting unit hearings, objections case hearings, unfair labor practice hearings
  • Successfully obtained injunctions in strikes
  • Acted as the collective bargaining spokesman in numerous collective bargaining proceedings and arbitrations
  • Provided companies with preventative training in all areas of employment law and conducted numerous mock union campaigns as a training exercise
  • Provided advice to clients regarding closure of union and non-union facilities
  • Successfully represented management in among the largest union elections in North Carolina, one voting unit of approximately 14,000 voters and another of over 2,000 voters
  • Clients won over 95% of all union elections

Before joining Constangy, Fred served as a Field Attorney for the National Labor Relations Board.

Professional & Civic Associations

  • Atlanta Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • American Bar Association, Labor & Employment Law Section
  • State Bar of Georgia, Labor & Employment Law Section

About Me

Fred is married, has three children and five grandchildren. Fred is too old for hobbies.

  • “It ain’t what you don’t know that gets you into trouble. It’s what you know for sure that just ain’t so.”
  • Mark Twain


Practice Emphasis

  • Labor relations counseling
  • Union avoidance
  • Union campaigns
  • NLRB litigation
  • Arbitrations and contract negotiations
  • Employment law advice
  • Merger and acquisition advice
  • Plant closing advice


University of Alabama

  • J.D., 1971
  • B.A., American Studies, 1964
  • Phi Betta Kappa
  • Order of the Coif
  • Law Review, 1970-1971

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Alabama, 1971
  • Georgia, 1972
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