Employment Litigation

Ranked by Chambers USA and Legal 500 as a leading labor and employment defense team, we have deep credibility and an impressive record of success in employment litigation and other disputes.

We have advocated for the interests of employers for more than 60 years in state and federal courts, before federal, state, and local agencies, and in arbitration and mediation. 

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 goodwill, and your business and operational objectives. 

Kelley Drye has a deep bench of outstanding lawyers who are consistently available and responsive. They are very good at handling complex matters.”

- Client feedback, Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business

We represent employers in every form of employment litigation: 

  • 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 noncompete, NDAs, and other restrictive covenants 
  • Partnership disputes, dissolution, and breach of fiduciary duty allegations 
  • Employment class action defense 

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