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Thomas P. Gies


Companies need experienced counsel to address the ever-changing dynamics of the modern workplace. That’s Tom Gies. Tom serves as a strategic partner to leading companies by helping them achieve their business objectives with creative solutions to complex labor and employment law challenges.

Tom has 40 years of experience in litigating complex labor and employment law disputes for companies across a range of industries. He approaches litigation with a singular focus on developing thoughtful, aggressive strategies to achieve the client’s objectives. His 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. Tom has deep experience with a wide range of labor and employment law issues, including wage and hour class and collective actions, employee mobility, whistleblower retaliation, business restructuring issues, EEO and disability claims, and employee benefits disputes. Tom's traditional labor counseling practice has focused on helping companies develop and implement strategies in situations involving operational restructurings, facility closures, subcontracting of bargaining unit work, and responding to work stoppages.

Tom’s litigation experience guides his approach in advising companies in employment law regulatory compliance engagements and in handling sensitive internal investigations. Tom is the founder of Crowell & Moring’s Labor and Employment practice, which he led for 20 years.


  • University of Notre Dame (1972)
  • The George Washington University Law School, J.D. (1976)


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Labor and Employment

Litigation & Trial

Class Actions

Coronavirus (COVID-19) Response Team

ERISA and Employee Benefits

Executive Practice


Labor and Employment Investigations

Trade Secrets and Insider Threats Investigations

Employment Discrimination Counseling and Litigation

Labor and Employment Class Actions

Wage and Hour

Pay Equity

Corporate Counseling, Governance and Compliance

Emerging Companies and Venture Capital

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"NLRB General Counsel Issues Guidance regarding the McLaren Decision," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 28, 2023). Contacts: Kris D. Meade, Thomas P. Gies, Eric Su, Glenn D. Grant, Andrew W. Bagley, Cori Schreider
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Payroll Obligations During Liquidity Crunch Crisis – Implications and Responses," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (March 13, 2023). Contacts: Eric Su, Ira M. Saxe, Matthew Moisan, Thomas P. Gies, Debbie Lin, Anthony G. Provenzano, Kristy J. Wrigley-Durer
Client Alert / Newsletter
Thomson Reuters Names 16 Crowell Lawyers as “Stand-out Lawyers” (March 7, 2023)
Firm News / Announcement
"NLRB Holds that Employers May Not Offer Severance Agreements with Broad Confidentiality and Non-Disparagement Provisions," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (February 27, 2023). Contacts: Kris D. Meade, Thomas P. Gies, Eric Su, Glenn D. Grant, Cori Schreider
Client Alert / Newsletter
"U.S. Department Of Labor Issues Proposed Rule On Independent Contractors," Employee Benefit Plan Review (January 23, 2023). Authors: Andrew W. Bagley, Thomas P. Gies, Sadina Montani, Jessica S. Nam, and Christopher J. Banks.
"U.S. Department of Labor Issues Proposed Rule On Independent Contractors," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (October 20, 2022). Contacts: Thomas P. Gies, Eric Su, Sadina Montani, Christopher J. Banks, Andrew W. Bagley, Jessica S. Nam
Client Alert / Newsletter
"The NLRB Reverses Course, Yet Again, Regarding the Appropriate Joint Employer Standard," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (September 12, 2022). Contacts: Glenn D. Grant, Thomas P. Gies, Ira M. Saxe
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Federal Government Will Not Enforce the Contractor Vaccine Mandate Absent Further Notice," Government Contracts Bullet Points (September 1, 2022). Contacts: Katie Erno, Rina M. Gashaw, Peter Eyre, Thomas P. Gies, Kris D. Meade
Client Alert / Newsletter
"FAR Council Proposes New Rule on Project Labor Agreements for Major Construction Projects," Government Contracts Bullet Points (August 19, 2022). Contacts: Alexandra Barbee-Garrett, Peter Eyre, Thomas P. Gies
Client Alert / Newsletter
"Southwest Airlines Co. v. Saxone: Airline Cargo Loaders Exempt from Arbitration," Labor & Employment Law Alert - US (June 9, 2022). Contacts: Thomas P. Gies, Eric Su, Ira M. Saxe, Andrew W. Bagley, Jessica S. Nam
Client Alert / Newsletter

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