For more than 20 years, Rodney Bean has provided practical, no-nonsense advice to help leading employers develop and apply labor and human resources strategies that are both compliant and prudent. He regularly counsels employers on most aspects of federal and state employment law, and has broad experience in wage and hour compliance and affirmative action planning. He also has significant litigation and arbitration experience, having represented employers in more than 30 labor arbitrations and argued more than 20 cases before state and federal appellate courts. Mr. Bean serves on the firm’s Executive Committee and is the former Practice Group Leader of the firm’s Labor Department.
Before joining Steptoe & Johnson PLLC in 1994, Mr. Bean served as law clerk to the Honorable Charles H. Haden, II, Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of West Virginia, and as Assistant Attorney General for the State of West Virginia under Attorney General Mario J. Palumbo. He is a graduate of the West Virginia University College of Law and the Perley Isaac Reed School of Journalism at West Virginia University.
1993-1994 Law Clerk, The Honorable Charles H. Haden II, U.S. District Court
1992-1993 Assistant Attorney General, State of West Virginia