We organize the firm's lawyers into a number of highly specialized practice groups capable of responding effectively, efficiently and expeditiously to our clients' increasingly diverse needs. Our practice groups, however, do not operate in isolation; teams of lawyers from any number of these specialized groups often work together to provide a seamless interdisciplinary approach that we find critical to effective problem solving.
Employment Litigation and Counseling
Our employment law group assists employers as they navigate the evolving and expanding universe of laws affecting the workplace. One of this group’s most important services is counseling clients on designing and implementing policies and practices to avoid costly and disruptive litigation commenced by current and former employees. It is an unfortunate business reality that employers, regardless of size, will at some point become embroiled in disputes with employees alleging discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, wage and hour law violations, whistleblower or any number of other employment-related claims. Our employment litigators are experienced in investigating and assessing the workplace claims brought against our clients and implementing a comprehensive strategy to dispose of those claims in the least disruptive manner.
In addition to defending workplace claims, we have deep experience in aggressively protecting our clients’ confidential and proprietary business information. The Firm’s litigators move quickly and decisively to pursue former employees and competitors in matters involving breaches of restrictive covenants, misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets, breaches of fiduciary duty, breaches of the duty of loyalty and similar wrongdoing. We also have extensive experience managing investigations into our clients’ employment practices commenced by regulators.
Our lawyers routinely draft employment contracts, employee handbooks, restrictive covenants, and other documents used to memorialize the terms of the employer-employee relationship, that optimally position the employer should that relationship terminate or turn hostile. Similarly, we help clients — individuals and employers alike — structure severance packages for departing executives. We also have extensive experience advising employers as they devise and implement plans for reductions in force.