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Thomas P. Gies

Phone: +1 202.624.2690
1001 Pennsylvania Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20004-2595

Thomas P. Gies is a founding member of Crowell & Moring's Labor & Employment Group. Tom has more than 30 years of experience in litigating employment disputes. Tom’s experience includes five jury trials, two U.S. Supreme Court arguments, 18 federal appellate court arguments, and more than a hundred trial court and arbitration matters involving a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including traditional labor law, whistleblower retaliation, EEO claims and wage & hour class and collective actions. Tom’s counseling practice has focused on helping companies develop and implement strategies in situations involving operational restructurings, facility closures, subcontracting of bargaining unit work, and work stoppages. He has helped many companies maintain non-union status, including managing dozens of union organizing and decertification election proceedings.

Tom has specific experience in helping companies respond to “corporate campaign” strategies initiated by labor unions and affiliated activists to pressure a company to accede to demands through unconventional tactics, including media campaigns directed at the investor community and a variety of regulatory harassment activities intended to inflict reputational damage to the company.

Tom is actively involved in counseling companies with respect to COVID-19 matters, including advising on issues arising under WARN statutes, paid leave legislation, state and local closure orders the essential business definitions, ADA and other EEO issues, and standard of care issues implicated by evolving federal and state regulatory initiatives.

Tom is a member of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce Labor Relations Committee and Bloomberg BNA's Labor & Employment Advisory Board.

Tom chaired Crowell & Moring's Labor and Employment Group for 20 years. Before joining the firm in 1983, Tom practiced labor law with Seyfarth Shaw in Washington and Chicago.


  • University of Notre Dame (1972)
  • The George Washington University Law School (1976)


Admitted to practice: District of Columbia, Florida, the Supreme Court of the United States

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"New York Judge Invalidates Portions of DOL Rule Interpreting Paid Leave Permitted Under Federal Families First Legislation," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (August 4, 2020). Contacts: Eric Su, Thomas P. Gies, Christine B. Hawes, Katie Erno
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Third Thursday--C&M’s July Labor & Employment Update: Six Months of COVID-19 – What Employers Should Know Now," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 30, 2020). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, Christine B. Hawes, Katie Erno, and W. Scott Douglas.
"Global COVID-19 and Sports: Threats and Responses," ILI Webinar (July 30, 2020). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, Kristof Roox, and Chalana N. Damron.
Navigating State And Federal Employee Leave Rights During the Pandemic SHRM Online (July 23, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Post Pandemic Litigation Outlook," ANA Legal Webinar (July 14, 2020). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, Mana Elihu Lombardo, Holly A. Melton, and Amanda Shafer Berman.
"Reopening and COVID-19 Workplace Litigation To Date: Lessons Learned and Practical Advice to Position Your Company to Mitigate Risk," Crowell & Moring Webinar (July 14, 2020). Presenters: Cheryl A. Falvey, Thomas P. Gies, and Chalana N. Damron.
"Summer in the DMV: Employment Law Developments in D.C., Virginia, and Maryland ," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (July 1, 2020). Contacts: Thomas P. Gies, Rebecca L. Springer, Amanda DiSanto
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Third Thursday--C&M’s June Labor & Employment Update: Supreme Court Watch 2020," Crowell & Moring Webinar (June 25, 2020). Presenters: Thomas P. Gies, Christine B. Hawes, and Jillian Ambrose.
Customers & Workers Both Beware: You'll Likely Be Asked To Waive Your Rights For Lawsuits Over Coronavirus Infections KNX 1070 NewsRadio (June 17, 2020)
Media Mentions
"Supreme Court Adopts Expansive Interpretation of Sex Discrimination Under Title VII," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (June 15, 2020). Contacts: Trina Fairley Barlow, Thomas P. Gies, Amanda DiSanto
Client Alert / Newsletter

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