Keith Pyburn was a partner in the firm's New Orleans office who handled some of our clients’ most challenging and sophisticated traditional labor and employment law matters. He was a leading name in important labor and employment circles, including as a member of the American Employment Law Council (AELC), a Fellow of the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, and past Chairman of the Labor and Employment Law Section of the Louisiana State Bar.
Keith represented management in the practice of labor relations and employment law since 1975, after graduating from Tulane University School of Law in 1974 and serving as a Law Clerk to Justice John Dixon of the Louisiana Supreme Court.
He was lead counsel for Avondale Industries, Inc. in connection with responding to a union corporate campaign from 1990-1999 and served as lead counsel to PPG Industries in their successful defense of the use of paper and pencil employment tests. Cormier v. P.P.G. Industries., 702 F.2d 767 (5th Cir. 1982).
A sampling of his publications and lectures includes: "Ethical Consideration in Joint Representation of Supervisors and Employers in Sexual Harassment Cases," The Labor Lawyer, Volume 5, Number 1, Winter 1989; The Consequences of "Joint Employment"; The Implications of Sturgis and its Progeny, Southern Methodist University Multi-State Labor and Employment Law Conference, 2002; Legal and Technical Developments in the Use and Challenges to the Use of Testing in Employment, Society of Industrial and Occupational Psychologists, 2001.
Keith was listed in The International Who’s Who of Management Labour & Employment Lawyers and named one of the City's 50 "Outstanding Lawyers" by New Orleans CityBusiness.
He was "AV" Peer Review Rated by Martindale-Hubbell and perennially recognized in Louisiana Super Lawyers, Chambers USA, America's Leading Business Lawyers, and The Best Lawyers in America.
He was recognized as a Litigation – ERISA Lawyer of the Year by Best Lawyers in America for 2014. He was also selected for inclusion in The Legal 500 – Labor Management Relations in 2015.