Employment disputes are fraught with business risks — financial, operational and reputational — all of which must be carefully weighed as resolution is pursued. As the workplace continues to undergo rapid change, employers have every incentive to resolve employee disputes with due sensitivity to evolving employee expectations.
Our attorneys defend employers and executives across the entire spectrum of employee claims, including claims of discrimination, harassment and retaliation. We represent companies of every size — from major corporations to startups — in every type of dispute resolution forum.
For many of our clients, mediation is the first step in resolving employment disputes. As the mediation process is confidential and nonbinding, clients rely on us to work with all parties to articulate areas of possible compromise. The goal is to reach a settlement in the earliest stages of the dispute, thereby minimizing both the cost and business disruption of a lengthy litigation.
As binding arbitration provisions continue to be written into a growing number of employment contracts, our attorneys are adept at defending employers in arbitration forums. We frequently represent companies in contractual disputes involving executive compensation, termination and restrictive covenants.
Litigation and Class Actions
When litigation is inevitable, we defend our clients at every stage, up to and including trials and appeals. Our clients trust us to represent them in every type of dispute involving claims brought by employees in federal and state courts across the country. In cases such as wage and hour disputes, where individual claims can rapidly escalate into cost-prohibitive class actions, we work strategically to mount an effective response and obtain favorable results.