Employment Litigation Experience:

  • Lead counsel for employment and fiduciary duty dispute involving former Chief Executive Officer.  Successfully resolved the matter for a fraction of the pre-suit demand.
  • Obtained a defense verdict for a multinational employer on an employment and trade-secret-theft case.
  • Lead counsel in the defense of a petrochemical company in an arbitration of employment claims.  Successfully obtained a complete defense decision.

M&A Experience:

  • Lead employment counsel for a US subsidiary of an international defense contractor in connection with multiple US$1 billion buy-side transactions.
  • Lead employment counsel for buy and sell-side transactions for companies across the following sectors: energy and natural resources; financial services; healthcare; hospitality and leisure; insurance; real estate; and technology.   
  • Member of DLA Piper’s national M&A representation and warranty insurance practice representing the largest carriers in the industry in their M&A underwriting work.

Workplace-Safety Experience:

  • Provide advice and counsel to national employers regarding return-to-work issues related to COVID-19.
  • Investigate workplace accidents and serve as on-site counsel following catastrophic workplace accidents involving fatalities and/or hospitalizations.
  • Handle OSHA inspections (both on-site and via the RRI process) and whistleblower complaints.
  • Handle, negotiate and resolve OSHA citations.
  • Regularly provide advice and counsel to ensure corporate compliance regarding workplace safety requirements and best practices.
  • Design and implement safety and health programs (including conducting safety and health audits).
  • Regularly train management and supervisors regarding workplace safety requirements and best practices.