Elliot S. Azoff Esq.

Baker & Hostetler LLP
Azoff, Elliot S.

Elliot Azoff is a Partner in the Cleveland office of Baker & Hostetler LLP where his practice is primarily focused on all areas of labor relations. An accomplished litigator, Mr. Azoff represents clients at all levels of National Labor Relations Board (NLRB) proceedings, from defending against unfair labor practice charges to preventing theissuance of complaints, to litigating complaints at unfair labor practice hearings, and subsequently before the Board and in various courts of appeal. He has been especially successful in filing charges against Unions and shepherding complaints against them through the NLRB system.

Mr. Azoff has handled hundreds of arbitration proceedings ranging from individual discipline cases to contractual issues involving millions of dollars. He is a skilled negotiator and has represented employers, both large and small, in their collective bargaining negotiations for more than 30 years. He counsels clients on all aspects of the employer-employee relationship including potential discrimination, wage-hour and employment-at-will problems.

Mr. Azoff has a national reputation in the newspaper field and counsels newspapers throughout the country on a daily basis. His extensive experience allows him to provide strategic counsel during this time of crisis and transition for employers in the newspaper industry and is widely sought.

He served as a law clerk to the Honorable Simon Sobeloff of the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fourth Circuit.

Mr. Azoff earned his B.A. from Yale University, magna cum laude, and his J.D., magna cum laude, from Harvard Law School.

He is the co-author of the Bloomberg BNA Corporate Practice Portfolio Series No. 41-4th, Practice and Procedure Before the National Labor Relations Board.