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Gerard Morales

Gerard Morales

Of Counsel| Phoenix


Jerry Morales' practice is concentrated on labor, employment, and construction law. Representation in employment-related matters includes wrongful termination, employment discrimination, arbitration and other alternative dispute resolution proceedings. He has extensive experience in NLRB unfair labor practice trials, labor union elections, collective bargaining, labor law issues affecting the construction industry, the Hispanic labor force and cross border employment, wage and hour compliance, corporate policy development, union and non-union operations owned by the same company (double-breasting), and administrative proceedings before state and federal regulatory agencies, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, U.S. Department of Labor and National Labor Relations Board.

Jerry's employee benefits law practice is focused on collectively bargained employee benefit funds. He has obtained reversal of NLRB decisions, by courts of appeal in a number of cases. Jerry is a Certified Ambassador for the Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC). Clients admire Jerry's depth of knowledge, while peers are impressed at his handling of complex labor issues: "He is one of the few really experienced, what I could call 'true,' labor lawyers."

Snell & Wilmer is the Arizona member of Lex Mundi, the world's leading association of independent law firms. Lex Mundi member firms are present in more than 160 countries, states and provinces. Our firm's membership in Lex Mundi provides us with global reach and access to legal resources that enhance our ability to serve our clients' needs around the world.

  • Tulane University (M.B.A. and J.D.)
  • Stetson University (B.A., Political Science)
  • Associated General Contractors, Labor and Employment Law Council, Past Chairman
  • Lex Mundi, Labor and Employment Law Committee, Past Chair
  • American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Sections, Practice and Procedure Committee
  • United States-Mexico Bar Association, Labor and Employment Committee, Past U.S. Chair
  • Certified Ambassador, Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC) (2013)
  • The Best Lawyers in America®, Employment Law - Management, Labor Law - Management (2013-2018)
  • Presidential Nominee to the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) (2008)
  • Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business, Labor & Employment (2010-2014)
  • Who's Who Legal, Labour & Employment (2011-2015)
  • Arizona's Finest Lawyers
  • Southwest Super Lawyers, Employment & Labor (2007-2009, 2013-2016)
  • Greater Phoenix Economic Council, Ambassador
  • Associated General Contractors, Labor Law Council, Past President
  • American Bar Association, Labor Section, Practice and Procedure Committee, Editorial Board
  • ALI-ABA, Editorial Board
  • National Labor Relations Board, Field Attorney
  • University of Arizona College of Law, Adjunct Professor (2001-2002)
  • National Law Center for Inter-American Free Trade, Board of Directors (1992-2007)
  • Spanish
  • Arizona
  • Nevada
  • District of Columbia (inactive)
  • Louisiana (inactive)
  • Texas (inactive)
  • Supreme Court of Arizona
  • Supreme Court of Nevada
  • Supreme Court of Louisiana
  • Supreme Court of Texas
  • Supreme Court of the District of Columbia
  • United States Supreme Court
  • United States Court of International Trade