Mr. McCarthy is Co-Chair of the firm's Labor and Employment Law Department. He assists employers in complying with federal and state labor regulations governing union and non-union represented work forces (NLRB, Wage & Hour, OSHA, whistleblower laws, Sarbanes-Oxley, and leave laws) and with their relations with labor unions, including negotiating and administering collective bargaining agreements. Mr. McCarthy assists with preventive labor relations, including responding to union organizing efforts, conducting labor arbitrations, appearing in state and federal Departments of Labor on all workplace matters, handling contested proceedings before the Federal Occupational Safety and Health Administration and its counterpart state agencies. He has successfully obtained injunctions (strikes, strike violence, and illegal picketing) and has litigated unfair labor practice cases before the National Labor Relations Board. Mr. McCarthy provides strategic advice to employers on workforce planning and dispositions in connection with all types of business change, including business sales and acquisitions, plant closings and relocations, and workforce restructurings.