James R. Bavis

James R. Bavis

James R. Bavis

James R. Bavis is both an attorney and a Strategic Advisor to McGuiness & Yager LLP, bringing over 35 years of practical and policy-level experience in labor relations, labor law, and human resource strategy from both a management and union perspective.

As Vice President, Corporate Employee Relations at Sprint Corporation, Mr. Bavis was responsible for 36 labor agreements with the CWA and IBEW covering 12,000 employees. Before that, he was Vice President, Human Resources at Duke Power and National Gypsum.

While spending most of his career as a senior management executive, Mr. Bavis first spent several years as a union advocate. He was General Counsel to Ohio's largest public sector union, the Ohio Civil Service Employees Association, a local of AFSCME, and he represented the Fraternal Order of Police and other public sector unions as a private practitioner in collective bargaining.

Mr. Bavis has a BA from Oberlin College, a Masters degree in Industrial Relations from the University of Illinois, and his J.D. from the Indiana University School of Law.