Since 2009, Mr. Healey has applied expertise gained over several decades as a workplace and business law practitioner to service as a labor, employment and commercial arbitrator and mediator. A member of the Labor, Employment and Commercial Arbitrator Panels of the American Arbitration Association, he has been selected to arbitrate scores of cases involving wrongful discharge, breach of contract, violation of company policies, racial and handicap discrimination, retaliation, law firm separation disputes, tax equalization for employees of domestic corporations serving abroad, disposition of pre-hearing discovery requests and pre-hearing motions, intellectual property, restrictive covenants, franchise disputes, and a host of related questions. Mr. Healey has represented individuals and companies in scores of arbitrations under collective bargaining contracts dealing with issues of arbitrability, work rules, job assignments, grievance procedure compliance, subcontracting , movement of work, job classification, wage rates and incentive pay, custom and past practice, discipline and discharge, and many other traditional labor issues.
His ability to resolve cases fairly and efficiently is facilitated by years of experience as a practitioner representing both individuals and companies. In that regard, Mr. Healey has served as lead counsel in numerous employment, labor and business arbitrations, mediations and litigation matters in state and federal courts and before various federal and state administrative agencies. He has represented claimants and respondents in wrongful discharge, breach of contract, noncompetition and common law employment claims and in statutory matters arising under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the National Labor Relations Act (NLRA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Occupational Health and Safety Act (OSHA), the Employee Retirement and Income Security Act (ERISA), and under counterpart state laws. Mr. Healey has also negotiated many executive employment, severance and settlement agreements with private and governmental parties.
Following graduation from Brown University, Mr. Healey received his Juris Doctor degree from Georgetown Law Center which he attended while clerking for the National Labor Relations Board. Thereafter, he was a partner in several national law firms specializing in the practice of labor, employment and commercial law. He is a member of the Bars of the District of Columbia, Maryland, various U.S. District Courts and U.S. Circuit Courts of Appeals, and the U.S. Supreme Court.
Mr. Healey has attained the highest peer review rating, “AV,” offered by Martindale-Hubbell. He is a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers and a member of the Alternative Dispute Resolution and Litigation Sections of the District of Columbia Bar, the Maryland Bar Association and the American Bar Association. He has served as a faculty member for employment and labor programs offered by the District of Columbia Bar, Federal Publications, and Lorman Educational Seminars and is the author of the “Banker’s Guide to the Community Reinvestment Act,” 90 Banking Law Journal 705, Volume 96, Number 8.
Mr. Healey is a member of the board of a nonprofit charity, the Youth Leadership Foundation and is a past president of The Barristers, a trial lawyers organization headquartered in Washington, D.C.
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