Collective Bargaining for Universities


February 20, 2024    
12:00 pm - 1:00 pm


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274 E. First Avenue, Columbus, OH, 43201
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Collective Bargaining for Universities

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Chris Hogan, shareholder, Luper Neidenthal and Logan

Dan Guttman, partner,  Baker & Hostetler LLP

Speaker Bios

Christopher E. Hogan – Mr. Hogan is a shareholder in the law firm of Luper Neidenthal and Logan, where he practices in the areas of labor and employment law, with an emphasis representing public employers and institutions of higher education. He is a past-Chair of the Columbus Bar Association’s Labor and Employment Law Committee and is certified as a Specialist in Labor and Employment Law by the Ohio State Bar Association.  He is also consistently designated a “Super Lawyer” in Labor and Employment Law by Law and Politics Magazine.

Mr. Hogan has extensive experience dealing with labor unions, including union avoidance, negotiating and administering contracts, unfair labor practices, fact finding and conciliation, handling grievances, and trying arbitrations.

Mr. Hogan also represents public and private educational institutions across the country in faculty, staff, and student matters, including compliance matters involving Family Education Rights and Privacy Act (FERPA) of 1974, Title IX of the Educational Amendments Act, the Clery Act, and Department of Education/Department of Labor audits. He has particular experience with churches and church-related institutions.

Mr. Hogan is a member of the Ohio State and Columbus Bar Associations, a member of the OSBA Litigation Section, and a Fellow of the Columbus Bar Foundation.  He has taught as an adjunct professor at Capital University Law School, been a co-editor of the Litigation Council Newsletter, judges at the Michael F. Colley Mock Trial Competition and the OSU Herman Moot Court Competition, and a trainer and provider of pro bono legal assistance to the United Way.  He is also a participant in FLAG-Ohio and Save the Dream.

Mr. Hogan has a Bachelor of Arts degree is philosophy from The Ohio State University, where he graduated summa cum laude and a Juris Doctor degree The Ohio State University College of Law.  He was a member of the 1998 National Civil Rights Moot Court Championship Team (Team Best Brief Award and Individual Best Oralist Award) and has received the following awards: Corpus Juris Secundum Award for Scholastic Excellence in Torts, Alfred A. Levin Memorial Award for Professional Responsibility, George R. Beneman Memorial Award for Outstanding Performance in the Moot Court Program, and the CALI Award for Appellate Advocacy III.

Dan Guttman – Mr. Guttman is an partner with the law firm of Baker & Hostetler LLP.  He represents private and public entities in litigation, internal investigations, risk management, organization governance, and traditional labor matters.  Clients range from Fortune 500 companies to entrepreneurs to sophisticated political subdivisions.  He currently serves as retained general or special counsel for several clients, advising on both transactional and day-to-day issues.  He also has extensive litigation and dispute resolution experience, ranging from Chief Labor Negotiator for the State of Ohio to lead trial counsel for publicly traded companies.

Mr. Guttman’s practice includes labor relations, employment litigation and arbitration, employment counseling and training, tax exempt organizations and charitable giving, noncomplete clauses, trade secrets, political law, reduction in force (RIF) and furlough compliance, along with affirmative action/discrimination.  He assists employers who are protecting business interests involving non-competes and trade secrets; handling sensitive internal investigations involving discrimination, harassment, whistleblower, and retaliation allegations; and addressing high stakes litigated matters such as class action defense.  He also has extensive traditional labor experience, serving as chief negotiator at the collective bargaining table for approximately 100 collective bargaining negotiations, including high-stakes first contracts or successor negotiations involving a restructuring of the labor-management relationship, and representing management as the first chair trial lawyer in more than 50 cases before the American Arbitration Association and the Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service.  He regularly assists in-house counsel and human resources professionals on a wide variety of issues, including compliance assessments before problems arise.

Mr. Guttman has been retained as general counsel, special counsel, or dedicated project counsel for universities and colleges, municipalities, airport and regional transit authorities, counties, county sheriffs’ offices, townships, school districts, councils of government, personnel appeals boards of review, civil service commissions, the Ohio Turnpike and Infrastructure Commission, the Ohio Department of Administrative Services, the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, the Ohio Department of Medicaid, and other public and quasi-public bodies.

Mr. Guttman is listed in Chambers USA as one of America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and is also named in The Best Lawyers in America for Litigation – Labor and Employment.  Within the firm, Dan has served in various leadership positions such as Hiring Partner, Business Development Leader, and on the Columbus Office management group.  As a member of Baker & Hostetler’s Privacy & Data Protection Team, he is experienced in emerging workplace issues such as data privacy, social media, bring your own device (BYOD) policies, electronic surveillance, and related issues of discipline.  He is also a contributor to Baker & Hostetler’s Data Privacy Monitor blog.

Mr. Guttman is a member of the National Council of Advisors to The Ohio State University Moritz College of Law, a Trustee for the University of Toledo, a Chairman with the State of Ohio Thoroughbred Racing Advisory Council, a member of the Statewide Legislative Committee for the Ohio Public Employer Labor Relations Association, and he has been a Guest Lecturer at The Ohio State University Fisher College of Business.

Mr. Guttman graduated with a Bachelor of Arts from Indiana University in 1994 and with a Juris Doctor from The Ohio State University Michael E. Moritz College of Law in 1997.  He is licensed to practice law in Ohio, the U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio, the U.S. Court of Appeals, Sixth Circuit, and the U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio.


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