Nate practices extensively in the area of labor and employment law. Prior to joining Ryley Carlock & Applewhite in 1989, he practiced with the law firm of Evans, Kitchel & Jenckes, Phoenix, Arizona (1976-1989). He was recently elected to serve on the firm's Executive Committee.
Nate is a nationally recognized authority on labor relations law. He has served as lead negotiator and principal architect of labor relations strategy for some of the nation’s major business enterprises in a variety of industries, including manufacturing, mining, technology, utilities, transportation, food, retail, and others. He has practiced before federal and state courts, federal and state agencies, and has handled numerous arbitrations. He has overseen many representation and unfair labor practice proceedings under the National Labor Relations Act, and has assisted many employers in developing and implementing innovative positive employee relations strategies.
He regularly advises employers with respect to issues arising under a broad range of federal and state laws, including equal employment opportunity laws, labor relations laws, right to work laws, wage and hour laws, and plant-closing laws.
During law school, Nate served as Research and Writing Editor of the Wisconsin Law Review. His recent publications include:
Nate is a frequent speaker on labor and employee relations issues.
"NLRB Attack on Common Employer Policies, Rules and Requirements," Ryley Carlock & Applewhite Seminar, September 2015
- State Bar of Arizona, Employment and Labor Law Section
- American Bar Association, Labor and Employment Law Section
- American Bar Association, International Law Section
- Industrial Relations Research Association, Member
- Arizona Industrial Relations Association, Member
Nate has been recognized for his labor and employment law work by Chambers USA, Southwest Super Lawyers, Outstanding Lawyers of America, and Best Lawyers in America. In 2013, Best Lawyers named Nate "Lawyer of the Year" in the area of Labor Law - Management for the Phoenix market.