Represent employers in counseling and planning through litigation defense in all subject matter areas. Tried bench and jury cases defending wrongful termination, race, sex, age and disability; harassment and retaliation claims, before all agencies and state and federal courts.
Handle employment aspects of mergers from $1.5 million to $2.3 billion.
Negotiated dozens of "exceeded expectations" labor agreements for employers against UAW, IAM, USW, CWA, SEIU, UFCW, Teamsters, and other labor organizations. Won elections or obtained election petition withdrawals in the automotive (Tier I and Tier II), forging, telephone, retail, manufacturing, and health care industries, and charter schools.
In 2005 focused national and international attention on issue of “smoke-free workplace” by successfully establishing and defending “zero-tolerance” testing and discharge policies – interviewed and reported by all major TV Networks, CNN, CNBC, Fox News, Court TV, BBC, NPR, NY Times, Paris Match, BBC, others.
Represented Capital Area United Way in high-profile embezzlement case reported by national media including the New York Times.
Consistent success in both enforcement and defense of non-compete/confidentiality claims.