Employment Litigation
The litigators in the Labor and Employment practice help our clients resolve complex and disruptive employment disputes. We defend clients against discrimination claims under Title VII, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act (ADEA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA) and other similar statutes, and in termination disputes, breach of non-compete agreements, and theft of trade secrets claims.

We review employment agreements, independent contractor contracts, and workplace policies and procedures to reduce risk and create sound, defensible positions should litigation arise. And we aggressively defend clients accused of wage / hour violations and related claims.

Each representation involves working closely with our clients to develop strategies to respond to each formal and informal claim to establish a path of successful resolution of the matter and, equally important, a clear understanding of what "success" means in the context of our client's business and strategic objectives.

For example, in a recent matter, we successfully prosecuted a motion to dismiss a sexual harassment claim in federal court and then obtained a successful resolution of the remaining counts.

We also guide clients on significant hiring and termination matters, including compliance with the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification (WARN) Act when mass layoffs and reductions in force are necessary.

Our lawyers have represented clients before federal courts and state courts, as well as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), the Department of Labor, the Occupational Health and Safety Administration (OSHA), and other governmental agencies.