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Cliff Godiner, Chuck Poplstein named to ‘Most Powerful Employment Attorneys’ list

June 24, 2013

Cliff Godiner
Cliff Godiner
Chuck Poplstein
Chuck Poplstein

The co-chairs of Thompson Coburn’s Labor & Employment practice were each featured in Human Resource Executive magazine this month on a list of 2013’s “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys.”

Partner Cliff Godiner was selected as one of the top 20 Most Powerful Employment Attorneys in the area of Labor. Partner Chuck Poplstein was named to the magazine’s Top 100 list for employment law practitioners.

The “Most Powerful Employment Attorneys” list is created exclusively for Human Resource Executive magazine by Lawdragon, a Los Angeles-based networking site for lawyers and clients. Lawdragon reviews hundreds of nominations before making its final selections for the list, which it compiles using curriculum-vitae analyses, evaluations by clients and peers, and reporting by Lawdragon staff.

Cliff has more than 25 years of experience representing employers in labor and employment matters throughout the United States. He has helped employers successfully respond to issues under the National Labor Relations Act, including the handling of unfair labor practice charges, grievance arbitrations, and related litigation. In 2013, he was named the St. Louis Lawyer of the Year in Employment Law-Management by The Best Lawyers in America®. He was also a featured presenter at the 2013 annual meeting of the Society for Human Resource Management, where he presented “Portrait of Modern Labor Dispute.”

Chuck has developed more than 30 years of experience in a broad range of labor and employment issues, including traditional labor, trade secret litigation, public and private sector bargaining, collective actions, employee discipline and dismissals, and ERISA and multi-employer withdrawal liability litigation. He has secured arbitration rulings that have spared clients millions in potential awards, and obtained multiple defense verdicts for employers facing discrimination and sexual harassment litigation in federal court. In 2012, the governors of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers elected Chuck a Fellow of the College.