NEW YORK, June 15, 2018: Morgan Lewis has been named Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment in New York by the New York Law Journal. Long known as a powerhouse for labor and employment work around the globe, this is the first time the firm has received the distinction in the region.
The firm’s labor and employment practice in New York encompasses the full breadth of litigation defense and counseling needed by employers, with an emphasis on representing financial services employers. Located in New York City, the leading hub for banking and finance, the group has a long history of providing the full breadth of litigation defense and counseling to financial services employers. Beyond financial services, the firm’s labor and employment group represents clients across multiple industries, including entertainment, sports, and media; retail and luxury brands; aviation, automotive, and transportation; and pharmaceutical. The team consistently represents employers in the areas of wage and hour class and collective action litigation (FLSA and state law); systemic employment litigation, including discrimination class actions, pattern and practice litigation, and EEOC investigations; class action litigation of ERISA, fiduciary breach, and benefits claims; single-plaintiff litigation in federal and state courts and before administrative agencies; and defense of FINRA arbitrations and Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley, and other whistleblower complaints.
In May, Morgan Lewis was named Litigation Department of the Year for Labor and Employment by The National Law Journal in its DC Litigation Departments of the Year Awards.