Gregory W. McClune


Gregory W. McClune


Gregory W. McClune is a partner and litigation lawyer with Foley & Lardner LLP. A member and former chair of the firm’s Labor and Employment Practice, he advises a wide variety of clients in virtually every aspect of labor and employment. He is also a member of the Health Care Industry Team.

Gregory has extensive experience representing employers and systems in NLRB and other union-related matters, including union negotiations, arbitrations and grievances; general advice on union contracts; strike avoidance and preparation procedures; and injunctions to restrict striking and picketing activities. In addition, Gregory has handled numerous wage and hour matters, both state and federal. He regularly advises on Title VII and other discrimination matters, litigating claims when necessary, as well as on wrongful discharge and personnel policies and procedures. He also counsels clients on employment issues in connection with mergers and acquisitions and joint ventures.

Awards and Recognition

Gregory has been Peer Review Rated as AV® Preeminent™, the highest performance rating in Martindale-Hubbell’s peer review rating system.


A member of the Labor Law Section of both the State Bar of California and the San Francisco Bar Association, Gregory also is a member of the American Bar Association.

Thought Leadership

Gregory speaks extensively on labor and employment issues. He also frequently presents in-house seminars for clients on current labor and employment topics.

29 May 2018 Blogs

You Have a Creative Genius in the Workplace. Who Owns the Creative Works?

The cardinal principle of copyright law is deceptively simple. It protects a creative work as it passes from the fevered brow of its creator to something more tangible. But, of course, deceptively simple rules never are and always have exceptions.
05 February 2018 Blogs

R2-Me2? How Should Employers Respond to Job Loss Caused by Robots?

There is no question that the use of robots, along with other similar technological changes in the workplace, will continue to eliminate or downgrade jobs.
05 July 2017 Blogs

Court of Appeals Affirms Woody Allen - When it Comes to Work, Showing Up Is Essential

The movie director and comedian Woody Allen is credited with the observation that “Showing up is 80% of life.” A federal court of appeals in New Orleans has gone one step further and ruled that showing up for work is a 100% requirement, at least in most circumstances.
08 June 2017 Blogs

Is Your Employee NDA Weak?

We live in a world of “leaking” information and the automotive industry is not immune. Automotive companies go to great lengths to protect their confidential information.
30 May 2017 Blogs

How Weak Are Employee “Nondisclosure Agreements”? The Answer May Make You Gag

We live in a world of “leaking” and threats of dire consequences for the leakers. Does an employer have the legal means to prevent disclosure of information acquired during employment?
19 December 2016 Blogs

The Revised Persuader Rule — An Obituary

After several years of review and public comment, on March 24, 2016, the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) issued its <A href="" target=_blank><SPAN style="COLOR: #234c67">new interpretation</SPAN></A> of the so-called “Persuader Rule.”