Employment Litigation

We have represented clients in lawsuits and arbitrations involving numerous employment issues, ranging from defense of wage and hour class action cases to violations of non-competition agreements, to defense and prosecution of whistleblower claims.  Our firm is unusual in that our Employment Group represents both employers and individuals, which gives us a broader understanding of the issues and perspectives on both sides, often enabling us to achieve exceptional results for our clients without litigation.

We have successfully prosecuted and defended numerous claims for breaches of non-competition agreements and other restrictive covenant agreements.  We have successfully defended employers not only in wage and hour class action litigation, but also from claims of employment discrimination and breaches of employment agreements.  We have successfully represented employers in state regulatory cases based on allegations of improper employment classification as well as against unemployment benefits claims arising out of such classifications. We have represented former officers and directors against their employers for breaches of employment and equity agreements, as well as in connection with termination of employment generally.

Examples of our recent cases include:

  • We are defending a publicly-traded company against wage and hour class actions in state and federal court.
  • We successfully contested, and obtained reversal, of the New York Department of Labor’s employee classification of an individual and all others similarly situated, on behalf of a publicly traded health care company.
  • We obtained a preliminary injunction on behalf of a technology company against a former officer and director in connection with his breach of a confidentiality agreement following his termination.
  • We defeated a preliminary injunction motion brought by a competitor of a client who claimed violations of various restrictive covenants and theft of trade secrets.
  • We successfully represented a CEO against her former employer in connection with issues related to her equity following her resignation.
  • We defeated a preliminary injunction and other claims for relief based on alleged corporate raiding by our client, a small translation company, brought by a large competitor. We also successfully voided the restrictive covenants the competitor used as the basis of its claims.