Thomas P. Gies

Washington, D.C.
Phone: +1 202.624.2690
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Thomas P. Gies is a founding member of Crowell & Moring's Labor & Employment Group. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in litigating employment disputes. Tom’s experience includes five jury trials, two U.S. Supreme Court arguments, 18 federal appellate court arguments, and more than a hundred trial court and arbitration matters involving a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including traditional labor law, whistleblower retaliation, EEO claims and wage & hour class and collective actions. Tom’s counseling practice has focused on helping companies develop and implement strategies in situations involving operational restructurings, facility closures, subcontracting of bargaining unit work, and work stoppages. He has helped many companies maintain non-union status, including managing dozens of union organizing and decertification election proceedings.

Tom has specific experience in helping companies respond to “corporate campaign” strategies initiated by labor unions and affiliated activists to pressure a company to accede to demands through unconventional tactics, including media campaigns directed at the investor community and a variety of regulatory harassment activities intended to inflict reputational damage to the company.

Tom is actively involved in counseling companies with respect to COVID-19 matters, including advising on issues arising under WARN statutes, paid leave legislation, state and local closure orders the essential business definitions, ADA and other EEO issues, and standard of care issues implicated by evolving federal and state regulatory initiatives.

Tom is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee and Bloomberg BNA's Labor & Employment Advisory Board.

Tom chaired Crowell & Moring's Labor and Employment Group for 20 years. Before joining the firm in 1983, Tom practiced labor law with Seyfarth Shaw in Washington and Chicago.


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Florida, the Supreme Court of the United States

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Jun.29.2016 Litigation Note: Supreme Court Denies Certiorari in Prime Healthcare Services, Inc. v. Service Employees International Union, et al.
Feb.14.2013 Crowell & Moring's Thomas P. Gies Testifies Before the U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Education and the Workforce
Jan.29.2013 Crowell & Moring Releases Report, "Litigation Forecast 2013"