Ken Bello is a Partner with Bello Welsh, which is an affiliate of FordHarrison.

Ken has nearly 30 years of experience in all areas of labor and employment law and acts as primary counsel for many companies throughout the United States in a wide range of industries, including financial services, biotechnology, high technology, consulting services, manufacturing, retail and hospitality services.

Ken regularly acts as lead trial counsel in defending employers in discrimination, harassment, wrongful discharge and other employment related lawsuits, as well as in litigating non-competition, non-solicitation, confidentiality and trademark disputes. He also has extensive experience in traditional labor-management relations, including union organizing drives, collective bargaining negotiations, grievance and arbitration cases, and matters before the National Labor Relations Board.

Ken provides clients with day-to-day advice on a myriad of employment issues, ranging from hiring, performance management, allegations of discrimination, harassment, whistle-blowing, and other claims of wrongful conduct. He works with clients in responding to employee misconduct, including violations of employment agreements, restrictive covenants (including non-competes and non-solicitation), and misappropriation of confidential information and trade secrets. He also advises companies in connection with local, state and federal laws applicable to the employment relationship, including all matters relating to payment of wages and overtime, affirmative action, workplace safety, leaves of absence, layoffs and plant closings, medical, drug and alcohol testing, and privacy, to name a few.

Along with the Firm, Ken has been individually recognized by Chambers & Partners as one of "America's Leading Lawyers For Business," in which he is cited for being a "highly experienced litigator" and providing "pragmatic legal advice set in a business context." Ken has also been named a "Super Lawyer" by Law & Politics for the past several years.

Ken was one of seven editors and authors of Model Jury Instructions in Employment Cases, published by the American Bar Association (ABA), and is an author for a second ABA book, Employment Law Deskbook. He regularly speaks before bar associations and industry groups on legal issues relating to labor and employment law.

Prior to co-founding Bello Welsh, Ken was a senior partner in the Employment, Labor and Benefits Section of Mintz Levin, one of the 50 largest law firms in the United States, where he practiced for 21 years.

For more information, please visit www.bellowelsh.com