Bert received his J.D. with honors from George Washington University’s National Law Center in Washington, D.C., after graduating cum laude from Washington University in St. Louis, Missouri. He has served in the Appellate Court Litigation Branch of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, D.C., where he litigated cases in the United States Courts of Appeals across the nation.
Bert’s practice includes counsel and litigation for local, regional, national, and international employers, including defense against discrimination and harassment claims, labor and employment planning for mergers, acquisitions, and closedowns, protecting confidential information and customer relationships, implementing and defending restrictive covenants regarding non-competition, non-solicitation, non-disclosure and no-raiding, Internet use, wage/hour and wage payment compliance, family and medical leave, anti-harassment, e.e.o., diversity and disability accommodation training, collective bargaining, CBA implementation, managing labor relations during strikes, counseling management as to its compliance obligations in the union election context, and proactive measures that make unionization unnecessary.
Bert also negotiates employment agreements and separation agreements for top executives.
Bert assists companies and works closely with inside and outside general counsel to create human resource management systems that reduce employment law claims while encouraging productivity.
Bert’s services are sought by multi-national corporations seeking to comply with U.S. labor and employment laws, and by general practice law firms and corporate counsel seeking specialized employment law expertise.