Brennan W. Bolt
Brennan Bolt is a member of MLA’s Employer Services Group, and has represented employers in labor and employment matters for more than 10 years. Mr. Bolt represents and advises management in traditional labor issues such as labor relations, collective bargaining, union organizing, unfair labor practice proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board, and arbitrations.
In addition to his labor relations practice, Mr. Bolt also has extensive federal and state employment litigation experience involving the Equal Employment Opportunity laws, the Family and Medical Leave Act, Fair Labor Standards Act, and other federal and state employment laws. He also litigates covenant not to compete, trade secrets and related claims, and counsels employers in all facets of employee relations, including hiring, promotion, transfers, wage and hour, and affirmative action.
Mr. Bolt is an editor of and contributor to the blog Labor Relations Today dedicated to tracking key legislative, executive and administrative regulatory developments that significantly impact how employers interact with their employees and labor unions.
Mr. Bolt has been recognized by Super Lawyers in 2011, 2012 and 2013 as one of Georgia's “Rising Stars” in Labor and Employment.
- Represented a Native American tribal casino in multiple interest arbitration proceedings to resolve disputes about the terms of new collective-bargaining agreements.
- Successfully obtained summary judgment for numerous employers in Title VII, Section 1981, ADA, and ADEA lawsuits.
- Represented a law firm in a pregnancy discrimination lawsuit brought by the EEOC on behalf of a former employee. After discovery, the U.S. District Court granted summary judgment in favor of the employer.
- Represented an energy company in labor arbitrations regarding contract interpretation and employee discipline.
- Represented numerous employers in union representation elections before the NLRB.
- Represented numerous clients with regard to EEOC charges, NLRB unfair labor practice charges, and Department of Labor OSHA complaints.
- J.D., University of Georgia School of Law, cum laude, 2002
- B.A., The College of William and Mary, 1999
- Court of Appeals for the State of Georgia
- Supreme Court of Georgia
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eleventh Circuit
- U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit
- U.S. District Court for the District of Colorado
- U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Georgia
- U.S. Supreme Court
- "Deja Vu All Over Again: National Labor Relations Board Announces Proposed Rule-Making to Expedite Union Representation Elections," MLA Advisory, February 6, 2014.
- "Supreme Court Lets Ruling Stand; NLRB Given "Unreviewable Authority" to Investigate Employers Subject to the Railway Labor Act," MLA Advisory, January 31, 2014.
- "Department of Labor’s Persuader Rule Postponed to March 2014," MLA Advisory, December 17, 2013.
- "Senate HELP Committee seeks to change federal contracting rules to disqualify employers with labor law violations," ACC – Lexology, December 13, 2013.
- "Challenging Recent Pro-Labor Executive Orders and The Employee Free Choice Act," Labor Law Journal, Winter 2009.