Maurice Baskin

Partner, Venable LLP

Maurice Baskin is a partner in Venable's Labor and Employment Law Practice Group.

Mr. Baskin focuses on all aspects of labor and employment law representing management. He counsels and litigates on behalf of employers dealing with union organizing, collective bargaining, wrongful discharge, employment discrimination, arbitration, government contracts, wage/hour law and "prevailing" wages, executive agreements, unfair competition, and personnel advice.

As attorney for Associated Builders and Contractors, Inc. (ABC) and many of its 25,000 members, Mr. Baskin has served as one of the chief legal advocates for the rights of construction employers. He also represents management in a number of other service sectors, including telecommunications, higher education, hospitality, security, nonprofit/trade associations and government contractors.

Mr. Baskin has defended the rights of employers at all levels of the federal and state courts, including service as lead counsel before the U.S. Supreme Court. He also regularly appears before administrative agencies dealing with both labor and employment issues.

Mr. Baskin is a frequent speaker and author on labor and employment law issues including independent contractor misclassification, government contracts, changes to disability law, hiring and firing, wage and hour laws, and employee verification.

Mr. Baskin has regularly been recognized as one of the region's top labor and employment lawyers inSuper LawyersBest Lawyers in America and the Washington Business Journal. He is listed by the Labor Relations Institute as one of the Top 100 Labor Attorneys in the United States. He is AV® Peer-Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell.

  • J.D., with honors, University of Florida College of Law, 1978
    Senior Editor, Law Review
  • B.A., magna cum laude, Harvard University, 1975

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Publications and Multimedia
NLRB Posting Regulations - Podcast
Labor & Employment Law Practice Group Podcast
May 07, 2013