When litigation becomes necessary, we see it through to its most effective resolution, whether through alternative dispute resolution, arbitration, settlement, or trial. We benchmark our own goals against yours, looking beyond the conclusion of a dispute to its long-term impact on your employees, your reputation and good will, and your business and operational objectives.
We represent employers in every form of employment litigation:
Employment Class Action Defense
- Employment discrimination
- Breach of contract
- Wage and hour
- Harassment, hostile environment and retaliation claims
- Whistleblower claims
- Compensation disputes and claims under the Fair Labor Standards Act
- Enforcement of noncompetes, NDAs, and other restrictive covenants
- Partnership disputes, dissolution and breach of fiduciary duty allegations
Our expert team of employment litigators routinely defeat large employment class actions in state and federal jurisdictions across the country. With most employment class action claims achieving class certification, we take particular pride in avoiding precisely that, and have usually defeated class certification before significant discovery or even before filing an answer to a complaint. Through the various strategies we have honed, our team consistently turns large potential class actions into a manageable handful of small, easy-to-settle (or to dismiss) individual claims.
Restrictive Covenant and Trade Secret Litigation
We represent clients in state and federal courts throughout the country in a wide range of disputes concerning noncompetition, nonsolicitation, and nondisclosure agreements, as well as relating to the protection of confidential information and trade secrets. Our lawyers have broad experience both asserting and defending cases involving misappropriation of trade secrets, the Uniform Trade Secrets Act, the Defend Trade Secrets Act, the Economic Espionage Act, the Computer Fraud and Abuse Act, state criminal codes, restrictive covenants, employee raiding, customer raiding, and departures of key employees.
Privacy and Information Security Litigation
Our goal is to minimize risk and achieve an outcome that makes sense for our clients — whether that’s closure of an inquiry or investigation, a favorable settlement, or successful litigation. Our team has a unique perspective developed from years of serving as in-house counsel to retailers, consumer product manufacturers and financial services companies, and as part of the FTC’s Bureau of Consumer Protection, the New Jersey Office of the Attorney General, and the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Southern District of New York. We enjoy strong relationships and a well-earned reputation for integrity and credibility with attorneys at every level of the FTC, in the offices of state attorneys general, and with many class action-focused plaintiffs’ firms.