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.

  • “Paul Hastings is extraordinary for their strategic approach and creative and innovative thinking.”

    ─ Chambers USA 2024
  • "There hasn't been a single challenge that Paul Hastings has not been able to address for us quickly and thoroughly."

    ─ Chambers USA 2023
  • “I have nothing but the highest admiration for the people at Paul Hastings LLP, given their professionalism, conduct, facilities and the client-first nature of their dealings.”

    ─ Chambers USA 2022

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

  • Twice named the best “Class Action Killers”

    ─ The American Lawyer

Leading Attorneys for Employment Law

  • Ranked Band 1 for Nationwide Labor and Employment Law in Chambers USA

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

  • Ranked as a leading law firm for Labor and Employment Law in New York in Chambers USA

  • Ranked as a leading law firm for Labor and Employment Law in District of Columbia in Chambers USA

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

  • Recognized for Workplace and Employment Counseling - The Legal 500 US

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