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Practice

Employment Litigation

In today’s regulatory environment, employers face a complicated and evolving array of federal and state laws. With a strategic approach to compliance, employers can minimize their risk of litigation. However, when disputes cannot be avoided, companies need experienced, business-minded litigators to effectively defend their interests in court. We can help.

  • “Paul Hastings’ labor and employment department is our first choice for employment matters. We have not found another firm that compares to its breadth of employment law expertise or consistently high level of service”

    ─ Chambers USA

Client Successes

  • Secured a complete win for Microsoft in US$5B nationwide race and gender class action discrimination lawsuits.

  • 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.

  • Twice named the best “Class Action Killers”

    ─ The American Lawyer

A Winning Strategy for Employment Disputes

Our highly successful trial lawyers have an impressive track record of winning summary judgment, defeating class certification, and successfully defending cases before juries, judges, and arbitrators.

We have decades of experience defending every type of employment claim—from employment discrimination, harassment, retaliation, wrongful discharge, and wage and hour violations, to misappropriation of trade secrets and confidential information, unfair competition, labor-management disputes, and other employment-related torts.

A Leading Employment Litigation Practice

  • We have established an impressive record of wins for our clients at all levels of the judicial system and in numerous jurisdictions, including all 50 U.S. states.

  • While we try a large number of cases every year, most are resolved when we win summary judgment or achieve an early settlement consistent with our client’s goals.

  • Because of our reputation for success, we are often called upon to try a case where another firm has failed to resolve it by motion.

Recognition For Our Practice

  • Only firm to be named The American Lawyer’s Labor and Employment Litigation Law Firm of the Year twice

  • Ranked for Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense -Legal500

  • Ranked for Workplace and Employment Counseling - Legal500

  • Ranked for Labor and Employment Law in Chambers USA.

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