Philip Collins has 36 years of experience representing public and private employers in all aspects of labor and employment practice. His experience includes substantial involvement in litigation, including practice before the state and federal trial and appellate courts in Massachusetts, administrative tribunals, and labor arbitrators. Mr. Collins has argued successfully on behalf of management in several groundbreaking cases in the areas of employee discipline and discharge, teacher tenure hearing rights, funding of collective bargaining agreements and the interplay between municipal contracts and civil service laws. His successful appellate advocacy has overturned an arbitrator's backpay award of over 12 million dollars.
On behalf of unionized employers, Mr. Collins has also negotiated hundreds of collective bargaining agreements including such diverse employee groups as clerical personnel, healthcare workers, laborers, maintenance persons, police officers, fire fighters, teachers, college professors, professional administrators, correctional officers, and technicians. He has counseled employers through numerous job actions, strikes and organizing drives.
Boston College Law School, J.D., 1974
Harvard College, B.A., Government, 1971
Massachusetts, 1974; U. S. District Court, Massachusetts, 1975