Ellen C. Ham, an equity partner, represents management in traditional labor matters and is a member of FordHarrison's Executive Committee.
As a partner in the firm's Airline Group, she assists airline and other aviation-related clients in grievance resolution matters, including grievance arbitrations and mediation. In addition, Ellen represents the firm's air carrier and derivative carrier clients in union representation matters before the National Mediation Board (NMB) and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) and negotiates collective bargaining agreements for air carriers under the Railway Labor Act (RLA).
Ellen also regularly counsels the firm's airline and aviation-related clients on a wide range of workplace matters, including employee investigations, contract language interpretation and application, drug and alcohol testing under the Department of Transportation (DOT) regulations and state law, the Pilot Records Improvement Act (PRIA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and the Uniformed Services Employment and Reemployment Rights Act (USERRA). She also conducts management training on various traditional labor and employment-related topics.