Labor, Employment & Benefits

Our labor, employment, executive compensation, and benefits practitioners help employers around the world navigate the constantly changing landscape of global, US, state, and local laws and regulations that govern the workplace. With more than 330 lawyers and other professionals throughout our offices in the United States, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East, we apply a solution-oriented approach to give our clients a competitive edge as we work with them to address the full range of workforce matters that affect the bottom line.

We approach workplace challenges with an understanding of our clients’ businesses and the unique, industry-specific regulatory and competitive pressures they face. Our industry knowledge is particularly deep in the areas of financial services, technology, energy, healthcare, retail, pharmaceuticals, transportation, defense, food and hospitality, insurance, and manufacturing. We proactively identify risks and develop strategies and solutions to help employers avoid litigation and other employee disputes, including those that involve unions or organizing campaigns.

When litigation is unavoidable, we assemble teams of trial lawyers who handle disputes ranging from thorny single-plaintiff cases to bet-the-company class actions with equal effectiveness and efficiency. In transactional matters, our labor, employment, executive compensation, and benefits practitioners provide due diligence and advice on workforce-related obligations and considerations, as well as assistance with postclosing integration issues.

Our team members contribute perspectives and insight that are only gained from serving in high-level government positions. Our practice includes alumni of the US Department of Labor (DOL), the National Labor Relations Board (NLRB), the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), and the California Department of Fair Employment and Housing (DFEH). These team members bring a depth of legal and regulatory understanding that enhances our service to clients.

We deploy specialized resources to deliver cost-efficient, high-quality service. In the benefits and immigration areas we rely on nonlawyer professionals to provide our clients with unsurpassed technical resources. Our in-house data analysts and statisticians provide clients with value-added services that support the resolution of data-intensive litigation and due diligence matters. Through our Workplace Training team, we offer dynamic trainers and customized courses to translate legal standards into practical guidelines for workplace compliance.