There are times when litigation is inevitable despite the best efforts of our attorneys and clients. In those situations, we can handle the full spectrum of employment-related litigation, representing clients before federal and state trial and appellate courts as well as federal, state and local administrative agencies.
We have successfully defended employers against a variety of claims — often obtaining summary judgments — including:
- employment discrimination
- disabilities and accommodation
- affirmative action
- equal protection
- wrongful discharge
- retaliatory discharge (including whistleblower retaliation)
- violation of employment contracts
- implied covenants of good faith and fair dealing
- due process
We also represent employers as plaintiffs in business disputes, litigating claims in state and federal court involving trade secrets and confidential business information, breaches of fiduciary duty, unfair competition, and RICO claims.
ERISA and employee benefits litigation, including investigations and lawsuits by the Department of Labor, is another area of expertise. We also defend employers in connection with claims related to multi-employer pension plan withdrawal liability and trust fund collection cases.
Not every dispute needs to be settled in the courtroom. We are experienced in alternatives to traditional litigation, including negotiation, conciliation, mediation and arbitration. We always work with clients to determine the best procedures for resolving disputes.