Marc A. Antonetti is an experienced litigator who focuses primarily on labor and employment law, with additional experience in the areas of complex commercial and intellectual property litigation.
His practice includes counseling employers on all aspects of the employment relationship, negotiations with labor unions, and the representation of clients in and before courts and administrative agencies, as well as in arbitration proceedings.
He also advises clients on executive contracts, plant closings and employee discipline, and addresses questions regarding legal ethics. Marc serves as the administrative partner for BakerHostetler’s Washington, D.C., office.
- Was lead defense counsel for a manufacturing company defendant in a 2004 Western District of Virginia case involving allegations of race discrimination and retaliation. Summary judgment was granted to the client on the eve of the scheduled jury trial. Argued a Fourth Circuit appeal in which the grant of summary judgment was affirmed.
- Was lead trial counsel in a 2013 jury trial spanning three weeks in federal district court in Los Angeles in a case involving trademark infringement. Responsible for giving the opening and closing statements, conducting the direct and cross-examinations of multiple witnesses, and arguing numerous pretrial and trial motions.
- Served as trial counsel in a 2013 jury trial in the Eastern District of Virginia involving a claim of patent infringement. Responsible for conducting direct examination of the client’s chief financial officer, cross-examination of the opposing party’s technical expert and arguing motions.
- Was lead defense counsel in a 2013 case in District of Columbia Superior Court involving alleged breach of employment contract and alleged wage payment violations.
- Served as counsel for an airline in connection with a 2007 election conducted in the National Mediation Board and sought by the Air Line Pilots Association. The pilots voted against unionization.
- Was lead defense hearing counsel in a 2002 labor arbitration involving a Steelworkers local union disciplinary grievance brought against a manufacturing client.
- With client representatives, negotiated with a Steelworkers local union in connection with a 1999 plant closing. No unfair labor practice charges were filed.
- Served as hearing counsel in a 1999 matter brought against a freight forwarding company involving a Teamsters local union before a National Labor Relations Board administrative law judge.
- American Bar Association
- Labor and Employment Section
- Administrative Law Section, Labor and Employment Committee: Vice-Chair (2013 to present); Immediate Past Co-Chair
- State Bar of Texas: Pro Bono College (2001 and 2002)
- J.D., New York University School of Law, 1991
- B.A., University of Notre Dame, 1988, with honors
- U.S. Supreme Court, 2009
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Fourth Circuit, 2004
- U.S. Court of Appeals, Ninth Circuit, 2008
- U.S. District Court, District of Columbia, 1995
- District of Columbia, 1994
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