The proliferation of state and federal laws creating employee rights has prompted an increasing number of lawsuits that make their way into the legal system. We recognize that clients expect and deserve quality litigation services, which are delivered efficiently and cost effectively.
Our litigators are trial lawyers admitted to practice in state and federal courts throughout the country, including all of the federal appeals courts as well as the United States Supreme Court. Collectively, these attorneys have successfully tried scores of individual and multi-plaintiff cases before juries and judges throughout the country. Our trial lawyers represent management at all stages of employment disputes including hearings, trials and appeals on both a state and federal level.
We have represented employers before a variety of state and federal administrative agencies including the U.S. Occupational Safety & Health Review Commission, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the Department of Labor, and the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs. We also represent public sector clients before civil service boards and other administrative entities, including litigation of such matters as harassment and discrimination, retaliation and employee discipline.
In addition to representation of management in employment disputes, we also represent clients in related business litigation. We litigate such matters as employment contracts, trade secrets, unfair competition and covenants not to compete.
Discovery. Our attorneys assist clients in meeting their discovery obligations, including the preservation and production of electronically stored information and the development and implementation of litigation holds on document retention and destruction policies when appropriate.
Alternative Dispute Resolution. Preventing protracted litigation is always a key goal and Ford & Harrison attorneys are leaders in achieving results through preventive strategies. Our Alternative Dispute Resolution practice is a natural adjunct to our litigation services. We have assisted our clients in developing and implementing pre-employment arbitration agreements and dispute resolution procedures, as well as class and collective action waivers and jury trial waivers.
Class and Collective Actions. We have significant experience in class and collective action litigation, including systemic discrimination claims as well as claims of violations of federal antitrust laws and claims under state and federal wage and hour laws. We have an excellent record of defeating class certification in cases where we have been lead counsel. Our expertise defending class action lawsuits translates into significant cost savings and victories for our employer clients.