Labor & Employment

Employment Litigation

Our employment litigation practice includes trial and appellate work before all state and federal courts and agencies in addition to arbitrations. Our attorneys have experience in litigating matters involving the full range of employment issues, including claims of age, disability, sex and race discrimination and retaliation; sexual harassment; wrongful discharge; whistle-blower violations, noncompete, nondisclosure and trade secret disputes; defamation; fraud; invasion of privacy; public policy violations; and a wide variety of other common law and statutory claims arising in the employment context.

All of our employment litigators are members of the firm’s Labor and Employment Department and have the regulatory knowledge to advise clients daily about the implications of the employment laws under which they litigate. We apply the same practical know-how to handling employment litigation that we use in advising our clients.

Our first step in every litigation matter is to work with the client to determine its goals for representation—be it to aggressively defend to the end, resolve expeditiously and/or settle early; or something in between. We understand the cost/benefit analysis that employers and insurers must undertake in determining the appropriate response to litigation. We provide legal insights and candid assessments to our clients with an eye toward expediting the process and providing cost-effective, efficient and sound representation. In every litigation, we evaluate the merits of the case early and formulate a defense strategy tailored to achieving the client’s needs and objectives.

We pride ourselves on successful case management through proper staffing, efficient use of information technology during discovery and at trial, coupled with a refusal to reinvent the wheel at our clients’ expense. Firmwide accessibility to years of practical legal experience allows us to provide the high-quality representation our clients have come to expect without the extra cost other firms may incur to come up-to-speed on the nuances of employment law.

Our billing rates and fee arrangements are competitive with those of comparable firms. Our commitment to high-quality representation at a competitive price has earned Fox Rothschild the loyalty of our employer clients. It has also resulted in our appointment to a number of select EPL and D&O insurance panels as well as the approval to handle cases with carriers on a case-by-case basis.