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General Employment Litigation

Federal, state and local employment laws impose legal obligations and their attendant risks on every employer, creating the need for a well-informed management team with access to specialized workplace law resources and effective e-discovery strategies.

Overview

The majority of our attorneys devote their practice to defending management in employment-related lawsuits, the fastest growing area of civil litigation. Our employment litigators have developed the expertise to assess risk and evaluate settlement early in litigation.

Our ability to dispose of cases efficiently before trial through aggressive motion practice, and during trial to present cases in a manner persuasive to judges and juries, has earned us a reputation as a leader in the field of employment litigation on behalf of management. We are well-equipped to assist you with:

  • Litigating individual and class action employment cases in state and federal courts, including cases involving discrimination, harassment and retaliation allegations, defamation claims, whistleblower claims, employee privacy issues, qui tam actions, wage and hour violations and more;
  • Handling administrative charges before state and federal agencies;
  • Protecting employers' confidential and proprietary information, trade secrets and business relationships from misuse or interference;
  • Maintaining actions on behalf of employers arising from fraud, theft and other related misconduct; and
  • Conducting independent investigations of allegations of inappropriate employee behavior running the gamut of workplace issues including discrimination, harassment and improper business practices (such as issues arising under the Sarbanes-Oxley Act).

e-Discovery

Jackson Lewis has the expertise and personnel necessary to guide clients through all types of electronic discovery projects, including the most complex. At all times, we are focused on developing bottom-line driven best practices that serve the special discovery needs and burdens of employment litigation. We believe that effective planning, e-discovery budgeting and management are key components of the discovery process, and we work with clients to estimate and project costs and to develop proactive case strategies. Our goal is to satisfy all document retention and production obligations without imposing an undue burden on our clients.

We are a leader in the outsourcing of traditional internal e-discovery litigation support services. Our firm has developed a unique relationship with a large global vendor that leverages our size and economies of scale. As a result, we are able to provide clients with extremely competitive pricing and access to the latest software, data processing, hosting, security, forensics, production and project management services. Our innovative outsourcing program focuses on technology, cybersecurity and the protection of client data.

Our firm also invests in an extensive, ongoing training program for attorneys and paralegals in all offices with additional in-depth training for e-discovery attorney liaisons who supervise complex services for their respective offices and report to the firm’s National e-Discovery Counsel. Our e-discovery team has vast experience with best practices in all service areas, including the use of advanced technologies such as predictive coding to improve the quality of large scale document reviews and contain costs within proportionate limits.

In addition to assistance during the course of litigation, we help employers develop formalized litigation hold policies and procedures. Our plans take into account each client’s litigation history, organizational structure, data retention policies, IT structures, and overall technological capabilities and firm culture.

For more information, please download the e-Discovery brochure.

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