A pragmatic litigator and adviser, Aaron Vance represents national and local employers in labor, employment and appellate matters. He provides thorough and approachable problem-solving focused on working toward the best possible outcome for his clients.
Aaron advises and counsels clients on nearly all issues facing employers in the workplace to develop effective solutions in labor relations, employment disputes, and compliance with federal, state, and local labor and employment laws.
Aaron has successfully defended unfair labor practice charges brought against clients before the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB). Additionally, he has advised clients through representation elections, collective bargaining, and contract enforcement disputes. Aaron is also experienced in assisting with labor arbitration and NLRB proceedings, where he has helped clients to achieve desired outcomes ranging from election disputes to discipline and contract interpretation cases.
Aaron also advises clients on employment matters concerning federal and state law, equal opportunity employment practices, OSHA and workplace safety compliance, and wage and hour laws. This includes defending and securing successful outcomes for clients through settlement and litigation before state and federal courts and administrative agencies including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Kentucky Commission on Human Rights (KCHR), and the Indiana Civil Rights Commission (ICRC).
Aaron also focuses his practice on advising colleges and universities as part of the firm’s Higher Education Practice Group. With a background in the world of higher education leadership, Aaron brings a unique perspective in advising his clients on employment, labor, student discipline, and compliance matters facing colleges and universities today.
Prior to joining the firm, Aaron worked in Louisville and Indianapolis with a Cincinnati-based firm, where he drafted answers, dispositive and pre-trial motions, mediation statements, administrative responses, and appellate briefs. He researched underlying complex employment and appellate issues, conducted factual investigations with clients, prepared written discovery requests and responses and conducted depositions.
Professional and Community Involvement
Member, Fountain Fletcher District Association
Corporate collective member, IndyHub
Chair, Louisville Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, 2023
Vice chair, Louisville Bar Association Labor and Employment Section, 2022
Member, Kentucky Bar Association
Member, Indiana State Bar Association
Member, Indianapolis Bar Association
Director of Public Issues, Young Professionals Association of Louisville
Volunteer, Kentucky Equal Justice Center
Member, National Governance Committee, Phi Kappa Tau Fraternity
Louisville Bar Association Labor and Employment Law Section, Section Leader of the Year, 2023