Consistently ranked by The Legal 500 as one of only several leading firms nationwide in employment litigation and employment counseling
Consistently ranked by Chambers USA as among the top five Labor and Employment practices in New York
Partners in the Employment Litigation Group have been recognized as among the best in their field
Lawyers in the practice group are among the most quoted in the media on industry trends and developments and most active in writing about and delivering presentations on topics in the field of employment law
Clients hire Weil for employment matters when the stakes are high and the challenges are daunting. Matters receive intense attorney focus, and the attorneys in the Employment Litigation Group distinguish themselves from their competition not only on their “gray matter” and judgment, but by the depth of their knowledge of the client’s business. When faced with the sensitive issues frequently surrounding employment matters, companies look to Weil for its experience in providing sophisticated and practical advice even in the most complex cases. Clients and peers give Weil glowing reviews of its Employment practice, describing it in recent rankings of Chambers USA and The Legal 500 as “nothing less than spectacular” and “outstanding – from the advice provided to the client relationship management.”
Attorneys in the Employment Litigation Group litigate and advise clients on the full spectrum of employment issues, focusing on complex, multi-disciplinary problems, such as class and mass actions, large scale reductions in force, executive compensation, separation and employment agreements, restrictive covenant and trade secrets litigation involving key personnel, and the full breadth of issues arising from mergers, acquisitions, corporate restructurings and bankruptcies. Weil’s Employment partners are first chair trial lawyers who are hired by clients when the battleground is the courtroom or the boardroom and whether the solution is through vigorous advocacy, savvy counseling or deft negotiation. In addition to representing employers in court and in arbitration, we defend employers before the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission and state and local civil rights agencies on a variety of issues such as discrimination, retaliation, harassment and other civil rights claims. We also have extensive experience litigating individual and class actions involving employee benefits issues arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) and we regularly counsel clients on a wide variety of other statutes governing workplace issues, including the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), the Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA), the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the Immigration Reform and Control Act (IRCA), the Worker Adjustment and Retraining Notification Act (WARN), and state and local employment statutes.
In addition to high-stakes litigation, the practice also regularly advises and counsels our clients, and their boards of directors, board and management committees and senior management, on sensitive internal investigations, internal employment compliance audits, diversity initiatives and compensation arrangements, as well as drafts and negotiates employment and severance agreements and represents employers in all aspects of their dealings with unions as well as labor relations issues that arise in mergers and acquisitions, corporate restructurings and bankruptcy proceedings. The firm also provides training and guidance on personnel policies and procedures to help businesses take preventative measures on matters such as employee performance problems, workforce consolidations, and discrimination and harassment complaints.
- Mark Jacoby
Tel: +1 212 310 8620
Fax: +1 212 310 8007
- Larry Baer
Tel: +1 212 310 8334
Fax: +1 212 310 8007