Who We Are

Sherman, Dunn, Cohen, Leifer & Yellig, P.C. is a Washington, D.C. law firm with a national reputation in the field of labor and employment law. Founded in 1947, Sherman Dunn has 70 years of experience representing labor organizations and their members. We represent unions across a wide spectrum of the economy, including the construction, utility, electrical manufacturing, telecommunications, broadcast, railroad, security, sports and shipbuilding industries.

Sherman Dunn provides its clients with comprehensive legal services.  We represent unions in complex civil litigation and in cases before administrative agencies.  We also assist our clients in collective bargaining negotiations and in contract administration and enforcement.  In addition, Sherman Dunn provides counsel to its clients on union governance and compliance issues, political and election law, legislative and regulatory issues, and health and safety matters.  Our clients include large labor federations, international labor organizations, local unions, as well as an array of non-profit joint labor-management organizations.  Our attorneys have developed significant expertise in areas of importance to our clients, and all of our attorneys are committed to our clients’ cause, and to that of the labor movement in general.

 

 

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What We Do

General Labor

The firm provides comprehensive legal representation to its union clients, representing them before the courts and administrative agencies and providing advice on all aspects of applicable federal and state law.

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Union Governance

The firm has successfully guided its clients through every obstacle associated with internal union affairs, including member lawsuits and Department of Labor audits.

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Labor Standards

The firm has played an important role in developing the law under the Davis-Bacon and Service Contract Acts.

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Legislative Activities

Throughout its history, the firm has played an important role in helping its clients achieve their legislative objectives.

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Occupational Safety and Health

The firm actively assists our union clients in ensuring that the employees they represent can come home safe and healthy at the end of their workday.

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Sports Law

As counsel to the Major League Soccer Players Union, we bring our labor expertise to the union-side of professional sports.

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Non-Profit Organization & Governance

The firm assists its clients in the formation of non-profit organizations, and provides ongoing counsel concerning governance and operation.

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