Employment Litigation

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Team Leaders

Team Leaders

Susan Llewellyn Deniker

Member, Executive Committee

The Employment Litigation Practice Group represents employers in all aspects of employment, labor, employee benefits, and occupational injury law. Group lawyers routinely work with clients’ management teams to craft forward-thinking solutions to management issues and handle adversarial matters in industries such as energy, manufacturing, education, health care, construction, and natural resources

The firm's broad-based employment litigation practice includes the following:

  • Employment-related counseling
  • Litigating employment-related disputes in state and federal court
  • Handling wrongful discharge cases before state and federal agencies
  • Handling both representation and unfair labor practice proceedings before the NLRB
  • Negotiating collective bargaining agreements
  • Arbitrating contractual disputes
  • Providing employee benefits advice and litigation services

Our litigators have particular experience dealing with the following:

  • Employment discrimination
  • Retaliatory discharge
  • Breach of contract
  • Sexual harassment
  • Covenants not to compete
  • Employee benefits
  • FLSA
  • Challenging and defending arbitration awards
  • Tort theories
  • FMLA
  • Injunctions under state and federal law
Representative Experience
  • Defended numerous deliberate intent actions on behalf of large manufacturers and retailers
  • Defended public and private employers in complex employment cases involving claims of gender, race, and age discrimination
  • Defended timbering, manufacturing, and coal industry clients in deliberate intent cases involving companion claims of retaliatory discharge
  • Drafted post-hearing briefs on behalf of employers in various arbitration proceedings
  • Arbitrated grievances for unionized employers
  • Handled a number of FLSA / Wage and Hour issues for clients both in litigation and in the investigative stage by the Department of Labor


Employment Law Alliance

Team Members

Susan Llewellyn Deniker

Member, Executive Committee

Rodney L. Bean

Member, Chair, Labor & Employment Department