Employment Partner Joins Morgan Lewis in Chicago
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CHICAGO, April 28, 2008: Morgan Lewis today announced that Thomas F. Hurka joins the firm as a partner in its Labor and Employment Practice, resident in the Chicago office. Tom, a former partner of Baker and McKenzie, rejoins six of his former colleagues who joined Morgan Lewis in Dallas late last year.
Tom’s arrival will broaden further the firm’s nationally recognized labor and employment capabilities—which have made Morgan Lewis a Winner or Finalist in every American Lawyer magazine “Litigation Department of the Year” competition since 2004. With a strong presence on both coasts and a solid team in the central United States, Morgan Lewis’s Labor and Employment Practice counsels and represents Fortune 500 companies across a broad array of labor and employment matters, including complex employment litigation; race, sex, and disability discrimination; harassment; wrongful discharge; overtime lawsuits; Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA); Family Medical Leave Act (FMLA); and noncompete agreements.
Tom’s practice focuses on litigation involving federal, state, and local employment and labor laws, including the National Labor Relations Act, the Americans with Disabilities Act, FMLA, the Age Discrimination in Employment Act, ERISA, and the Fair Labor Standards Act, among others. Tom also counsels and represents employers regarding litigation involving restrictive covenants, unfair trade practices, breaches of fiduciary duty and duty of loyalty, fraud, and breaches of contract.
Tom has represented employers in state and federal trials, arbitrations, and administrative proceedings. He has also represented employers before the National Labor Relations Board.
Thomas F. Hurka