Broadcast Date: Tuesday, October 18, 2022
from 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


The past two years have seen the undeniable growth of collective bargaining agreements (CBA) in both the public and private sector workplace. In the aftermath of the pandemic, and the continued endemic, the tight labor market, high cost of living, and inflation are expected to create increased tensions and significant disruptions in labor negotiations. Thus, effective and strategic negotiations to keep pace with wage inflation and create overall improved working conditions are paramount. Likewise, as regulatory developments continue to reshape this area of law, employers and practitioners must keep themselves in the loop of emerging developments to avoid pitfalls.

Listen as The Knowledge Group presents labor and employment attorneys Edmund J. O’Meally (Pessin Katz Law, P.A.) and Patrick C. Campbell Jr., (Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP) in an engaging discussion on the key areas of collective bargaining agreements. This course will also share an in-depth analysis of critical issues and effective strategies in negotiating CBA.

Key topics that will be covered in this discussion are:

  • Collective Bargaining Agreements: Notable Economic and Regulatory Trends and Developments
  • The Impact of the Covid-19 Pandemic/Endemic on CBA Practices
  • Challenges and Red Flags
  • Best Negotiation Practices
  • Outlook


Course Level:



Advance Preparation:

Print and review course materials


Method of Presentation:

On-Demand Webcast



General knowledge of labor and employment laws


Course Code:



NY Category of CLE Credit:

Areas of Professional Practice


Total Credit:

1.0 CLE

Speaker Panel:

Edmund J. O'Meally, Member
36 Years Collective Bargaining Experience for education institutions in negotiations with AFT, AFSCME, SEIU, NEA, and other local unions.

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Mr. O’Meally is an equity member and Chair of the Labor, Employment and Education department at PK Law. Mr. O’Meally has worked closely with superintendents, boards of education, private schools, and private sector employers for over 36 years on a wide-variety of matters including collective bargaining, employment litigation, Title IX, civil rights litigation, construction and procurement issues, and Open Meetings Act compliance. A 1984 graduate of the University of Maryland School of Law where he served as Executive Editor of the Maryland Law Review, Mr. O’Meally clerked for the judges of the United States Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit upon his graduation. Mr. O’Meally is an Adjunct Professor of School Law at Johns Hopkins University, Goucher College, McDaniel College, and Morgan State University and has given numerous presentations on employment and education issues for the North American Association of Education Negotiators, the Education Law Association, the  Maryland Association of Boards of Education, the Maryland Negotiations Service, the Association of School Business Officials, the Public School Superintendents Association of Maryland, the Office of Administrative Hearings, MICPEL, and other groups.

Patrick C. Campbell Jr., Partner
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

Patrick Campbell is a partner at Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP. His practice includes both complex litigation and transactional matters. Patrick has represented clients in an array of different aspects in the labor field including certification proceedings, decertification proceedings, unfair labor practice proceedings, duty of fair representation cases, breach of collective bargaining agreement cases and negotiating collective bargaining agreements mostly in the sports field. Patrick’s clients have included Major League Baseball umpires, PGA Tour rules officials, PGA Tour agronomists and South Eastern Conference football referees.



Edmund J. O'MeallyMember

Pessin Katz Law, P.A.

Collective bargaining in the public education and private college sector, and the biggest issues are:

  • Wage inflation and the need to negotiate wages/benefits to keep pace with that inflation
  • Filling positions with a shortage of qualified employees


Patrick C. Campbell Jr.Partner

Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP

  • Covid’s effects on the collective bargaining process;
  • Covid’s effects on pay;
  • Covid’s effects on work schedules;
  • Management rights;
  • Covid’s effects on seniority.

Date & Time:

Tuesday, October 18, 2022

12:00 pm to 1:00 pm (ET)


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Who Should Attend:

  • Labor & Employment Lawyers
  • General Counsel
  • Chief Human Resource Officers
  • VPs/Directors of Human Resource
  • Human Resource Executives
  • Human Resource Managers
  • Employee Relations Officers
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Edmund J. O'MeallyMember
36 Years Collective Bargaining Experience for education institutions in negotiations with AFT, AFSCME, SEIU, NEA, and other local unions.
Pessin Katz Law, P.A.
Patrick C. Campbell Jr.Partner
Montgomery McCracken Walker & Rhoads LLP



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