Louis J. Cannon is a principal in the Baltimore, Maryland, office of Jackson Lewis P.C. He has over fifteen years of experience representing companies, public sector employers, and institutions of higher learning in all aspects of labor relations, including collective bargaining, contract administration and advice. He also has significant experience first-chairing NLRB and state labor board hearings, including witness preparation and examination. With a focus on institutions of higher education and healthcare facilities, his experience includes leading collective bargaining negotiations for first contracts and successor contracts; routinely first-chairing NLRB hearings, including all witness preparation and examination; routinely first-chairing labor arbitrations involving discharge and contract interpretation issues; conducting union avoidance programs for clients whose operations are vulnerable to union organizing, including individual employee assessments; and independently running representation election campaigns, including advice and drafting of campaign materials and speeches. Beyond traditional labor matters, Louis offers general advice and counsel on employment matters, including experience investigating and responding to Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) charges and discrimination charges filed with state human relations agencies. He also has represented clients in Title VII and wage and hour cases in federal and state court, as well as in on- site investigations conducted by the Department of Labor (DOL) and Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP).