Locke Lord's skilled team of labor and employment litigators has the experience to effectively handle any labor and employment litigation matter across the United States. We have effectively defended our clients for years in both jury and non-jury trials, in state and federal courts, as well as in administrative proceedings. We have also prosecuted lawsuits on behalf of our clients to protect their interests. We recognize that it is best for most of our clients to avoid litigation, but when you are sued or another person or entity is violating your rights and threatening your business or employees, we are ready, willing and fully prepared to litigate. We know and understand that litigation is a necessary and key tool in protecting you or your business, and we have the experience and skill to do so.
Our litigators can assist you in determining when to litigate and how to achieve your goals as they relate to each unique litigation situation. Having Locke Lord's experienced employment litigators on your side will help you navigate through any and all litigation needs that you or your business have, whether it is the defense of a single plaintiff discrimination claim made by a former or current employee, the defense of a wage and hour collective action, the prosecution or defense of a contract claim or non-competition claim, the pursuit of a theft of trade secrets claim against a former employee or competitor, or any other employment-related litigation matter.
Our labor and employment litigators are experienced not only in their litigation, presentation, and trial advocacy skills, but also in the complexities of the substantive areas of the employment law and evidence as they relate to employment litigation. This combination of trial litigation skills and substantive knowledge of the legal aspects of employment cases brings you and your business the best chance of success with your employment litigation needs. Locke Lord's employment litigators will examine all possible venues—federal, state, mediation, and arbitration—and work with you to determine which venues are available to you and which will best achieve your goals.
Although we understand that at times it is best to negotiate a settlement if feasible and consistent with your interests or those of your business, a settlement is not always desired and, often times, may not be the optimal solution. We will work with you throughout the litigation process to determine and continuously evaluate litigation options and what is best to meet your goals while doing our best to minimize risks and maximize success. With your input and direction, we will plan and make decisions regarding all case-specific items with a focused eye on the anticipated trial and presentation of the matter to the fact finder, whether a judge, jury, or arbitrator. We have found that a carefully planned litigation strategy, which starts from the beginning, and not once a settlement is not realized, is in the best interests of you and your business to help achieve the ultimate desired outcome of litigation.
From Locke Lord's U.S. footprint, our labor and employment litigators are able to act quickly and effectively to defend against and prosecute lawsuits as needed whenever and wherever our clients are presented with these legal challenges. We provide our clients experience in courtroom advocacy combined with our knowledge of the complex and substantive legal intricacies of labor and employment law to meet and exceed our clients' best interests and expectations.