Sue Gunter, who came to the firm after working at the NLRB and the Justice Department, has extensive experience litigating labor cases at the administrative and appellate levels.
|Sue D. Gunter has practiced labor and employment law for more than 35 years before the National Labor Relations Board and before U.S. district courts and U.S. courts of appeals throughout the United States. Sue joined the firm in 1994, and became a partner in 2001. She brings a tireless commitment to providing the best legal representation to the firm’s clients.
Sue began her career as an attorney in the Washington, D.C. headquarters of the National Labor Relations Board, where she spent several years litigating NLRA appellate and contempt cases before U.S. courts of appeals. Her years of experience with the NLRB give her valuable insight into the agency’s procedures and how to evaluate and maximize the firm’s clients’ chances of success in litigation before the agency.
Sue also served as a senior trial attorney at the U.S. Department of Justice from 1988-1991, where she litigated employment discrimination cases under the Immigration Reform and Control Act. Sue successfully litigated one of the first cases alleging citizenship status discrimination, winning backpay for a U.S. citizen from Puerto Rico who was denied employment because, as a U.S. citizen, she could not produce a “green card,” which are held only by non-citizens.
Sue has written papers for and spoken at numerous legal conferences on such subjects as union access to employee work sites, construction industry collective bargaining agreements, harassment and discrimination, and picketing and handbilling. She advises the firm’s clients on a wide range of diversity issues, including sexual harassment, as well as substance abuse policies and related issues. She also provides training to local union representatives on these and other subjects. Martindale-Hubbell has awarded Sue its highest attorney rating, the AV rating.
Sue received her J.D. in 1979, magna cum laude, from Emory University, where she was a member of the Moot Court Society and was named to the Order of the Barristers and Order of the Coif. Sue is a member of the American and the District of Columbia Bar Associations and is admitted to practice before numerous federal appellate and district courts.