Practice Areas

Employment Law

From employee complaints to high-stakes contract negotiations and potentially explosive nationwide class actions, employers face numerous challenges. To successfully manage risks associated with employment litigation, companies require leading lawyers for employment law to ensure compliance and effectively defend their interests in court. As one of the top employment law firms, our experienced employment counsel can help.

Client Successes

  • Represented American Airlines in high-stakes labor negotiations in bankruptcy as the company sought to reduce labor costs by more than US$1B annually.

  • Won a critical victory for GlaxoSmithKline and the pharmaceutical industry in a legal battle that went all the way to the U.S. Supreme Court in Christopher v. SmithKline Beecham Corporation.

  • Defeated the first “suitable seats” class action to proceed to trial on behalf of Kmart.

Helping Clients Navigate Complex Issues

Employment law has been a cornerstone of our practice since our beginning. Today, Paul Hastings is recognized as one of the world’s top employment law firms.

  • Litigation Wins in All 50 States

Our employer defense attorneys provide the strategic advice and innovative legal services necessary to help employers minimize litigation risk through effective workplace strategies.

  • Defeated first "suitable seats" class action to go to trial


  • Ranked in Band 1 For Labor and Employment Law in California in Chambers USA

  • Recognized for Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense - Legal 500

  • Recognized for Workplace and Employment Counseling - Legal 500

  • Recognized for Nationwide Labor and Employment Law in Chambers USA.

  • Recognized as a top firm for resolving labor and employment disputes, as well as for workforce and employment counseling, Legal 500 U.S.

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