Overview

Chaz is a partner in the Vorys Cleveland office and a member of the labor and employment group.  He has significant experience advising in-house legal counsel and HR leaders on a wide range of labor and employment matters, including: the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA); the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA); the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC);  collective bargaining, labor relations issues and the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB); drafting and implementing employee handbooks; providing management and employee trainings; and assisting with HR related issues associated with both mergers and acquisitions.

Career Highlights:

  • working as assistant general counsel at a Fortune 500 company and advising business and HR leadership regarding all aspects of labor and employment law impacting over 25,000 employees
  • serving as the vice president of HR at a large financial services company
  • representing domestic and international clients in the education, transportation, healthcare, power distribution, engineering, manufacturing, banking, retail, staffing, and construction industries on labor and employment matters
  • leading investigations of, and responses to, NLRB unfair labor practice charges and NLRB hearings, including coordination of investigations, interviews, affidavits, and preparation of hearing briefs
  • managing employment litigation for a Fortune 500 company throughout the U.S. and overseeing the work of outside counsel

Prior to joining Vorys, Chaz worked as an assistant general counsel at Parker-Hannifin Corporation.  He also served as the VP of HR at a large financial services company.  This experience in-house has made Chaz more pragmatic, budget sensitive and creative when addressing labor and employment related matters for clients.

Chaz is a member of the Ohio State Bar Association (OSBA) and the OSBA’s Labor and Employment Section.  

Chaz received his J.D. summa cum laude from Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law and served as a senior editor for the Cleveland State Law Review.  He also served as a research editor for the Cleveland State Journal of Law and Health.  He received his B.S. and A.A.S cum laude from the University of Akron.

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Education

Cleveland State University Cleveland-Marshall College of Law, J.D., 2008, summa cum laude

Cleveland State Law Review, senior editor, 2006-2008

Cleveland State Journal of Law and Health, research editor, 2005-2006

University of Akron, B.S., A.A.S, 2002, cum laude

Bar & Court Admissions

  • Ohio
  • U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth Circuit
  • U.S. District Court for the Northern District of Ohio
  • U.S. District Court for the Southern District of Ohio
  • Admitted to practice law only in the states listed above.
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