Employment

Financial services companies, hedge funds, private equity funds, and other business clients, in connection with advice on human resource issues, including the payment of year-end bonuses; the contractual rights of employees to compensation; and non-competition agreements with employees.

Advised publicly held company that provides consumer review services and a local services marketplace on litigation strategy after losing a preliminary injunction in suit filed against former employees who left to work for a competitor.

A stone installation company in a withdrawal lability dispute under the Multiemployer Pension Plan Amendment Act of 1980, 29 U.S.C. §1381, et seq., with the Laborers’ Pension Fund.

An individual in need of employment contract advice and consultation as the division of her financial-services firm was sold to another entity.

A group of employment and civil procedure scholars in a case presenting the question whether a lawsuit brought as a collective action under Section 216(b) of the Fair Labor Standards Act becomes moot when the lone plaintiff receives an offer from the defendants to satisfy all of the plaintiff’s individual damage claims. Genesis HealthCare Corp. v. Symczyk, No. 11-1059 (U.S. S.Ct.).

A former managing partner in an insurance company who brought an age discrimination claim. Morgan v. New York Life Insurance Co., 559 F.3d 425 (6th Cir. Mar. 12, 2009). See 2008 WL 3973696 (brief).

Bank One (later acquired by J.P. Morgan Chase) on appeal in an employment discrimination case. Stargard v. Banc One Corp., 13 Fed.Appx. 429 (7th Cir. 2001).

United Airlines at trial concerning sex discrimination and breach of contract allegations. Lakin v. United Airlines, Inc.

United Airlines in a sex and pregnancy discrimination case.