Matters

  • Obtained summary judgment on behalf of a Mid-Atlantic motor coach service provider in a wage and hour collective action alleging denial of overtime pay. Successfully demonstrated that the Motor Carrier Exemption to the Fair Labor Standards Act applied as the company was engaged in interstate activities, saving the client an estimated $1 million in retroactive overtime pay and attorney’s fees, and allowing the client to maintain the current profitable structure of its business operations. 
  • Achieved a court-directed verdict in favor of a major bank and its CEO, ending a religious discrimination lawsuit.
  • Developed and drafted a series of transition/separation agreements for a chemical distributor that avoided costly litigation and enabled the client to utilize the services of a key executive to transition her responsibilities.
  • Responded to a broad-based effort by the U.S. Department of Labor to attack the independent contractor status of individuals in the home improvement industry.
  • Assisted a client in paper recycling and reprocessing to handle employee disenfranchisement with their union, resulting in the decertification of the union.
  • Orchestrated a detailed and aggressive response to a multi-location strike by unionized employees at a number of construction sites.
  • Achieved a unanimous jury verdict rejecting a sexual harassment/hostile work environment claim against a national restaurant chain in New Jersey state court.
  • Achieved a directed verdict in Pennsylvania federal court in favor of a construction contractor in a multi-count sex discrimination case.
  • Achieved summary judgment in California state court in favor of a hotel/hospitality provider for alleged failure to hire based on race and national origin.
  • Achieved summary judgment in Pennsylvania federal court in favor of a pharmaceutical company in a case involving reverse sex and age discrimination and harassment.
  • Obtained a jury verdict in Florida federal court in favor of a financial services company, where an HR executive claimed that she had been fired in retaliation for complaining about unlawful activities.
  • Secured an injunction in New York federal court for a major supermarket chain enjoining slowdowns and work stoppages, demonstrating that these job actions were not permissible safety-related walkouts.
  • Developed a strategic plan to manage and resolve unfair labor practice charges and grievances pending for arbitration in a major plant closing affecting more than 400 employees.
  • Achieved a jury verdict in New York federal court in favor of a major security brokerage firm charged with race discrimination for a discharge involving employee insubordination.
  • Achieved summary judgment in favor of defendant companies in New Jersey federal court under the faltering business exception in major multilocation WARN litigation.
  • Responded to OSHA investigations and citations in the material fabrication industry in connection with workplace fatalities, resulting in significant penalty reductions and abatement flexibility.