Employment Litigation

An Aggressive and Strategic Approach to Litigation

Recently, there has been a surge in employment litigation at both the federal and state levels. In 2011, labor and employment cases were the most common type of litigation pending against U.S. companies. The cost of defending an employment lawsuit comes in two forms, the first being monetary. Verdicts in employment-related cases can be substantial. And, even when the lawsuit is meritless, the legal fees incurred in defending a company can reach into the hundreds of thousands of dollars.

The second cost of defending an employment lawsuit comes in the form of lost time, distraction of senior management, and disruption of business operations. For these reasons, selecting litigation counsel is a particularly consequential decision. Our attorneys have experience as in-house counsel at national companies, at regionally and nationally-recognized law firms, and in government. Most importantly, because of our exclusive focus on labor and employment law, we are uniquely well-suited to pursue our clients’ objectives in litigation and to make strategic judgments at the outset of the case that will ultimately result in significant cost and time savings to our clients.

Practice Overview

We represent and defend businesses in state and federal courts and before government agencies, including the Department of Labor and the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC), in matters involving:

• Failure to pay for overtime
• Underpayment of wages
• Discrimination and harassment
• Retaliation
• Theft of trade secrets
• Disclosure of confidential information
• Enforcement of non-competition agreements