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Stefan Black focuses his practice on representing management in labor and employment law disputes.

He has defended clients in a variety of matters including claims for unpaid overtime, Title VII race discrimination claims, ERISA claims, breach of contract disputes and suits to enforce covenants not to compete. 

A significant portion of Stefan's practice is devoted to counseling employers regarding all aspects of the employment relationship including effectuating terminations, wage and hour inquiries, the ADA, the FMLA and COBRA.  He has also assisted employers with the drafting of employment agreements, severance agreements, covenants not to compete, employee handbooks and policies and ADA medical questionnaires.

Prior to joining FordHarrison, Stefan was an associate at a large general practice firm based in Virginia where he handled employment and commercial disputes for clients in a variety of industries. 

Representative Experience
  • Successfully defended tow truck and recovery company against wage and hour claim challenging exempt status of company's drivers.
  • Successfully defended IT consulting company from claims by a former employee alleging fraud, tortious interference, conspiracy, and defamation.
  • Successfully defended tile distributor from claim by former sales representative for unpaid commissions.
  • Successfully represented security company in suit involving claims for unpaid overtime arising from an alternative workweek schedule.
  • Substantial experience representing entities from various industries to enforce trade secret protections, covenants not to compete, covenants not to solicit customers, and covenants not to solicit employees. 
Honors & Awards
  • "Southern California Rising Star," by Super Lawyers magazine, 2015 - 2017