Willis J. Goldsmith is a partner in the firm of Jones, Day, Reavis &
Pogue, resident in the Firm’s Washington, D.C. office, and Chairman
of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Firm’s Litigation
Group. He received his A.B. from Brown University in 1969 and his
J.D. from New York University in 1972.
Mr. Goldsmith represents management in all phases of labor and
employment law, including in state and federal trial and appellate
courts in matters arising under Section 301 of the Taft-Hartley Act,
the National Labor Relations Act, the Employee Retirement Income
Security Act, the Occupational Safety and Health Act, Title VII of the
Civil Rights Act of 1964, and in injunction proceedings. Mr.
Goldsmith also has had extensive experience in litigation before the
National Labor Relations Board, the Occupational Safety and Health
Review Commission and state and local fair employment practice
agencies, and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission. In
addition, he has been actively involved in collective bargaining and
labor contract administration.
Mr. Goldsmith is a member of the American Bar Association (Labor
and Employment Law Section, Employee Benefits Committee;
Committee on Occupational Safety and Health Law, 1978-92). He is
an Associate Editor of Occupational Safety and Health Law,
published by the Bureau of National Affairs, and a member of the
Editorial Advisory Board of the Benefits Law Journal. He was
formerly an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University
Law Center. He has authored a number of articles and participated in
many conferences focusing on labor and employment law issues and
is listed in Who’s Who in American Law. Mr. Goldsmith has been
admitted to the bar in New York and the District of Columbia,
various federal district courts and courts of appeals, and the United
States Supreme Court.