Overview

Our lawyers represent clients in a range of employment-related matters, including litigation, arbitration, investigations, compliance, and general counseling. With a comprehensive approach that extends well beyond our renown as litigators, we offer innovative yet pragmatic legal solutions to employers and employees alike.

In our work on behalf of both plaintiffs and defendants, we are involved in a variety of significant employment-related actions, including litigation or arbitration claims of misclassification, wrongful termination, constructive discharge, retaliation, discrimination, harassment, breach of restrictive covenants, and unpaid or withheld compensation. The insights we gain by representing both plaintiffs and defendants are invaluable in understanding how a counterparty might approach any given dispute.

We represent clients in class and collective actions, including actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), under state laws such as the California Private Attorneys General Act (PAGA), and actions before the National Labor Relations Board. Our team is also involved in defending a wide variety of ERISA (Employee Retirement Income Security Act) claims on behalf of plan service providers and other fiduciaries, including claims arising from plan investment losses.

Frequently, we are engaged to perform internal investigations and provide employer guidance regarding employee misconduct. We advise employers and boards of directors regarding terminations with and without cause, forfeited benefits, and disciplinary actions.

We regularly counsel clients on developing optimum policies for avoiding employment-related issues and in determining the most strategic course when litigation is threatened.

Clients value our unique and broad approach to addressing employment-related issues. Beyond litigation, investigations, and compliance issues, we advise clients on public relations, crisis management, and other needs as they arise. Given our holistic approach and strong track record in litigation, we are equipped to deliver wins and favorable settlements for clients faced with the most challenging legal issues.