Donald R. Day is a partner in the Phoenix office of Manning & Kass. He is engaged in the national and international practice of law concentrated mainly in the areas of labor and employment, employee benefit programs and human resources counseling, ERISA litigation, Multi-Employer Pension Act Amendments defense, LMRA defense, NLRA matters, labor contract negotiations, labor arbitrations, OSHA litigation, discrimination and wrongful discharge defense, risk management, insurance and bad faith claims defense, products liability defense and domestic and international commercial transactional matters and litigation.
Mr. Day’s experience involves a variety of industries, such as automotive and bus manufacturing and product engineering, bus transportation, motion picture theaters, television, trucking, and aerospace, hospital activities, public employment and school districts, consumer products manufacturing and research, food processing and slaughter houses, contract food service, chemical plants, pharmaceutical plants, aircraft services, exposition exhibits and convention services, convenience stores, fast food stores, franchises, temporary personnel, and consulting services, equipment leasing, insurance and cruise ships. Mr. Day has handled labor contract negotiations with most labor unions, and defended MMPAA cases brought by multi-employer pension funds against various companies.
Mr. Day coordinates U.S./European cases and legal matters with a Berlin, Germany office, and maintains a part time residence in Berlin to facilitate handling matters for U.S./European businesses and individuals which occasionally require his presence in Germany and Europe.
Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Day served as the executive vice president of administration, vice president of human resources and insurance of Motor Coach Industries International, Inc./Transportation Manufacturing Operations, Inc., with international responsibilities, is a former senior labor and litigation counsel of The Dial Corp/The Greyhound Corporation, and has held various labor and industrial relations, and manufacturing positions at Ford Motor Company. He also has experience in implementing and administering various multilayer insurance programs and negotiating with underwriters in New York, Bermuda and London.
Mr. Day is a member of the Arizona Bar and Michigan Bar Associations. He is also admitted to practice before the U.S. District Courts for the Eastern District of Michigan, District of Arizona, Northern District of California and Northern District of Indiana, U.S. Court of Appeals for the Sixth and Ninth Circuits; and has appeared and been admitted pro hoc vice elsewhere nationally on a case-by-case basis.
Mr. Day received his JD from Detroit College of Law (MSU) in 1974 and his bachelor degree from Wayne State University in Detroit in 1965, and attended post degree and graduate courses at Wayne State University while on Ford College Graduate Training Program (FCGP) in labor and industrial relations.