Labor & Employment Lawyers | Workplace Legal Counsel | McDermott



Your employment decisions can create both opportunity and risk, fueling your business growth and impacting your reputation. Adopting policies to build a strong company culture and ensure compliance with complex laws and regulations is critical to your success—and requires attention, agility and decisive action. Whether you need forward-thinking legal guidance or litigators equipped to handle your most complex workforce-related labor and employment matters, you can turn to us for creative and pragmatic solutions, sector-specific knowledge and a proven litigation track record.

As your trusted advocate, we provide clear, strategic counsel and present solutions with your business objectives in mind. To help you anticipate emerging workplace issues and develop strategies to mitigate potential litigation risks, we make it a priority to proactively identify trends in your industry. When challenges do arise, we employ a collaborative process that allows us to assemble agile legal teams around the globe well suited to address your most pressing employment issues in any jurisdiction, from C-Suite and Board guidance to bet-the-company matters.

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  • A Fortune 100 life insurance company in a 6-week FINRA arbitration following a non-compete and raiding lawsuit, and secured a $21 million dollar award on behalf of the client
  • A national beverage distribution company in claims involving failure to provide meal and rest periods, wage statements and late payment of wages; reached individual settlements with 90% of the class and ultimately resolved remaining class claims on favorable terms
  • Our team achieved a major victory for Firm client Parker Drilling Management Services (Parker) when the US Supreme Court unanimously ruled that state wage and hour laws do not apply to offshore drilling workers working on the Outer Continental Shelf, vacating a unanimous decision by the Ninth Circuit. The case, originally filed in California state court, alleged that Parker violated California state wage and hour laws by denying plaintiff, a former employee, meal and rest periods and for not paying him and others like him for time spent residing on oil platforms located in the Santa Barbara Channel

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