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More than 270 labor and employment lawyers in 15 U.S. offices and 3 international offices
Winner, New Jersey Law Journal's Litigation Department of the Year – Labor and Employment (2012)
Named an "Employment Group of the Year" by Law360 (2010)
Ranked in Band 1 for "National Labor and Employment Practice" in Chambers USA 2011
Ranked in Band 1 for "National ERISA Litigation Practice" in Chambers USA 2011—noting Charles Jackson, Gregory Braden, and Brian Ortelere as leading individuals
36 labor and employment lawyers in Chambers 2011 listings—USA and Global
The American Lawyer magazine's Litigation Department of the Year—Labor and Employment Law Winner in 2006, Finalist in 2004, 2008, 2010, and 2012
Ranked #1 for Labor & Employment Law in Corporate Counsel's 2010 "Who Represents America's Biggest Companies"
Ranked #1 for Labor and Employment—2012 Vault Guide to the Top 100 Law Firms
22 partners elected as fellows to the College of Labor and Employment Lawyers
Ranked in the top tier by The Legal 500 for ERISA Litigation, Labor and Employment Litigation, Labor-Management Relations, and Workplace and Employment Counseling (2011)
Four lawyers listed among the 100 most powerful employment attorneys by Human Resource Executive (2011)
Ranked National Tier 1: Employment Law—Management, U.S. News and Best Lawyers (2010)
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Morgan Lewis's International Labor and Employment Practice provides clients with the high-level advice and excellent client service that has led us to be consistently ranked as a first-tier firm by leading peer review and ranking organizations. Our international team of lawyers, located across our London, Paris, Frankfurt, New York, Miami, San Francisco, and Palo Alto offices, is respected for serving an international client base on a range of multijurisdictional, pan-European, and domestic projects for a variety of clients from all major business sectors. Our lawyers work closely with other Morgan Lewis colleagues in immigration, business and finance, tax, and equity compensation to provide comprehensive advice on labor and employment due diligence issues and transfer of employees. We have been ranked among the top employment law firms worldwide by the Chambers and Partners Global guide. Chambers and Partners recently noted that:
"[Clients] state that [Morgan Lewis has] many resources to throw at a matter, no matter how tight the time crunch may be. All of the lawyers are exceptionally bright and are very effective litigators. They always seek to craft practical solutions to issues so that [the clients'] business can succeed."
Building on the close working relationships forged by our International Labor attorneys in Europe and the United States, our practice has a trusted network of employment and labor counsel around the world. Our global client base relies on our well-established international counsel partnerships throughout Asia, Latin America, Canada, and Mexico, as well as the European Union and its border countries. Working with the leading counselors in these markets around the world has established Morgan Lewis as the portal firm for companies navigating the myriad employment issues present when deploying an international workforce. This international counsel network allows us to coordinate and manage cross-border projects and provide practical, commercial, and cost-effective advice in a manner that few firms can duplicate.
We offer a broad scope of industry experience that includes the automotive, chemicals, consumer products and retail, defense, financial services, healthcare/pharmaceuticals, insurance, legal, logistics, media, and technology sectors. We regularly advise on managing difficult employment-related issues that arise in M&A transactions, workforce restructurings, plant closings and outsourcings. We work with our clients to find practical solutions to the complete range of complex matters within the employment law subject area, including compensation plans, executive terminations, data privacy compliance issues, works council negotiations, immigration services, and workplace investigations. When disagreements become contentious, we have a team of litigators who achieve successful results for clients in courts, arbitrations, and tribunals around the globe.