The goal of Faegre Baker Daniels is to help clients avoid employment litigation. But when there is no other course, we defend employers with experience and expertise.
Our litigators have no boundaries. Regardless of the issue, claim or location, we have represented employers in thousands of lawsuits in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before local, state and federal administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Our lawyers serve as national and regional employment counsel for a number of major U.S. businesses, but we represent a diverse range of clients — from Fortune 500 companies, to state and public entities, to small locally-based businesses.
While we have experience in employment litigation of every variety, much of our focus is on complex employment litigation matters. We understand the demands of high stakes litigation. The geographic reach of our practice is matched by the diversity of cases we defend. Our lawyers litigate complex cases arising under Title VII, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a host of other state and federal laws, including putative class actions, wage and hour collective actions and multidistrict litigation throughout the country.
Our experiences enable us to simplify discovery, class certification, dispositive motion briefing and the innumerable other facets of complex litigation. And we do so with the efficiency, attention to detail and personal connection that our clients deserve.
On a daily basis, we also represent employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state civil rights commissions or fair employment practice agencies. We conduct investigations, prepare formal position statements and documentations, and, if necessary, represent employers during mediation and conciliation processes. We have represented employers in employment or EEOC/state civil rights commission litigation in 45 states.
Other matters where we handle agency claims and litigation include:
Race, sex, age, disability and other protected statuses
Sexual, racial and other types of harassment
Retaliation and whistle-blowing
Breach of contract
Defamation, infliction of emotional distress and other tort claims
Covenants not to compete and trade secrets