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Marilyn Pearson has an extensive practice in the area of labor and employment law. Ms. Pearson advises clients on a broad range of issues including collective bargaining and all aspects of contract administration, strategic planning, public relations and employee communications, strike preparedness and employee job actions, preparation or review of employee handbooks, transactional due diligence, downsizing, and bankruptcy. Ms. Pearson has served as the lead negotiator for collective bargaining, including decisional and effects bargaining, and negotiations for consensual modifications to labor agreements and retiree medical benefits pursuant to Sections 1113 and 1114 of the Bankruptcy Code. She regularly represents clients in labor arbitrations and mediations involving discharge, discipline and contract disputes. Ms. Pearson has also conducted workshops for managers on negotiations, all aspects of contract administration and enforcement of discipline policies, and alternative dispute resolution.