Anton G. Hajjar
Anton G. Hajjar is a principal with O'Donnell, Schwartz & Anderson, P.C. He represents several international and local unions. He has been a frequent presenter on employment and labor law topics. He has been an advisor and pro bono attorney in numerous employment discrimination cases, including those of Arab- and Muslim-Americans following the September 11, 2001, terrorist attack.
Articles and papers include: "Employee Free Choice Act First Contract Interest Arbitration: Lessons (Or Lack Thereof) from the Postal Reorganization Act," in Labor and Employment Law Initiatives and Proposals Under the Obama Administration, Proceedings of the New York University 62nd Annual Conference on Labor 489 (Eigen, Z., ed. 2011); "Contemporary Preemption Issues in Federal Labor Law," presented to the Workshop on Employment Law for Federal Judges, sponsored by the Federal Judicial Center and the Dwight D. Opperman Institute of Judicial Administration & The Center for Labor and Employment Law at NYU School of Law, March 12, 2007; "National Labor Relations Board Interference With Voluntary Recognition Agreements - Is Repeal of the National Labor Relations Act the Answer?" (with Daniel B. Smith), presented to the ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, Committee on Practice and Procedure Under the National Labor Relations Act, Midwinter Meeting, March 2, 2006; a paper on developments under the National Labor Relations Act at the Lawyers Coordinating Committee, AFL-CIO, 2001 Annual Conference; a paper on successorship doctrine at the 1999 NLRB Region 5 Conference and a paper on alternatives to the primary strike at the April 16, 2002, NLRB Region 5 Conference; "Selected Legal Issues Affecting Arab Americans," Woodrow Wilson International Center for Scholars: Panel member, Conference Proceedings, American Arabs: History, Identity, Assimilation, Participation (November 1, 2001); and author of chapter on labor relations in the Postal Service in Basic NLRA Law and Procedure, ABA Section of Labor & Employment Law, National Labor Relations Board, and State & Local Bar Ass'ns.
Professional memberships and awards include the D.C. and Maryland Bar Association, the American Bar Association, and their employment law sections; Member, American Law Institute (elected May 2002); ALI Council (elected May 2010, Outreach Committee 2012 to present); ALI Members' Consultative Group, Restatement Third, Employment Law (May 2002 to May 2010), Adviser (May 2010 to present); ALI Members Consultative Group, Principles of the Law of Nonprofit Organizations (May 2011 to present); Member, Advisory Board, NYU Center for Labor and Employment Law (2007 to present); 2012 Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year Award, American-Arab Anti-Discrimination Committee; and 1986 Pro Bono Award, D.C. Bar Association. He is listed in the 2011, 2012 and 2013 editions of Super Lawyers (D.C. - Employment Law).
Education: B.A., Fordham University; J.D., Tulane University (with honors), Order of the Coif, Board of Editors of the Tulane Law Review. Bar: Maryland and District of Columbia. Background: Law Clerk to the Hon. John Minor Wisdom, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit; Field Attorney, NLRB Region 15 - New Orleans; Attorney, NLRB, Division of Enforcement Litigation, Appellate Court Branch and Contempt Litigation Section; other employment includes merchant seaman, factory worker, truck driver, laborer, hospital attendant and customs inspector.