John M. Bryson II is a Shareholder in the Washington, D.C. Region office of Jackson Lewis P.C. and a senior member of the Corporate Diversity Counseling Group since the Group’s inception, as well as a nuclear engineer by training. He is also a member of the Firm’s OFCCP and Affirmative Action, and Litigation Practice Groups. Mr. Bryson specializes in diversity assessments and counseling, preparing comprehensive action plans, and related litigation issues.
Mr. Bryson was recently honored with the BTI Client Service MVP Award as one of 28 nation-wide employment lawyers selected by General Counsel of the country’s largest corporations for dedication and commitment to superior client service.
Mr. Bryson has more than 30 years of experience in employment law litigation and diversity counseling, addressing complex, sophisticated enterprise-wide issues. His experience includes program management of major diversity and civil rights assessments representing a wide range of clients, from major corporations to federal/state agencies, minority and women-owned businesses, municipalities and trade associations, for diversity counseling, employment, litigation, and alternative dispute resolutions. He has advised Fortune 500 companies confronted with highly publicized charges of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation, and related investigations and enforcement actions by federal and state agencies.
Mr. Bryson’s leadership experience includes sophisticated analysis of a Fortune 10 defense contractor’s employment practices and supplier diversity program; leading a comprehensive diversity assessment of a Fortune 20 healthcare company; assessing the employment and diversity programs of several Fortune 50 consumer products companies; conducting sensitive internal investigations of senior executives of a major energy company; and a multi-year assessment and report to the U.S. Department of Agriculture addressing decades-long discrimination issues.
Mr. Bryson’s litigation experience includes the areas of employment, general commercial disputes, health care, employment, insurance, pharmaceuticals, technology, procurement, telecommunications, nuclear energy, finance, and representation of municipalities on a broad range of issues. He also counsels clients on federal and state civil judicial and administrative procedure.
Mr. Bryson is a member of the American Bar Association Litigation and Labor/Employment Sections and the Society for Human Resource Management Diversity Steering Committee. He is also a former member of Virginia’s Medical Malpractice Review Panel.
Mr. Bryson is admitted to practice law in the District of Columbia and the Commonwealth of Virginia. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. Supreme Court; the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Third, Fourth, Sixth, Seventh, Ninth and Tenth Circuits; the Federal Circuit Courts; the U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia, the Eastern District of Virginia, and Maryland; and the U.S. Bankruptcy Courts for the District of Columbia and the Eastern District of Virginia.
Mr. Bryson received a B.S. with High Distinction in Nuclear Engineering from the University of Virginia and earned his J.D. from the University of Virginia School of Law, where he received a Dillard Fellowship. He is an Adjunct Professor of Law at the Georgetown University Law Center.