Litigation and Alternative Dispute Resolution TRANSACTIONAL

Even in the best-managed businesses, employment disputes inevitably arise, and can result in litigation. We encourage active client participation in determining goals, strategy and tactics and in evaluating risks and costs associated with the litigation process. Our impressive record of achievement extends to all facets of employment litigation and dispute resolution in the US and European courts and administrative agencies. Often, these claims will mix traditional employment issues with civil rights violations, claims of fraud, breach of fiduciary duty, breach of contract, and tortious interference arising out of complex business relationships and transactions.

  • In the US, we routinely represent clients before state and federal courts and administrative agencies, including the US Equal Employment Opportunity Commission; the US Department of Labor, Wage and Hour Division; the US Occupational Safety and Health Administration; the US Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs; the National Labor Relations Board; state fair employment practice agencies; and state departments of labor;
  • In Europe, we routinely represent clients before employment tribunals and labor courts and administrative agencies, including the Equal Opportunities Commission, the Health and Safety Executive and the FCA;
  • Defend clients against Sarbanes-Oxley claims before the Department of Labor/OSHA and in federal court;
  • Represent clients in alternative dispute resolution forums such as arbitrations and mediations; and
  • Represent clients in post-trial and appellate litigation.

Jonathan D. Rosenfeld

Chair, Labor and Employment Practice Group

+1 617 526 6941 (t)

Publications & News


January 5, 2017

Recent Legal Developments Require Immediate Changes to Employee Agreements

Significant legal developments likely necessitate changes to your company's form of confidentiality agreement and severance agreement. We have summarized the key developments of which you should be aware, as well as the types of changes that you should consider implementing in your form agreements to ensure compliance with such developments.

February 13, 2014

Federal Contractors and Subcontractors Must Implement New Equal Employment Opportunity and Affirmative Action Practices

Because of new regulations issued by the US Department of Labor’s Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) under the Vietnam Era Veterans' Readjustment Assistance Act (VEVRAA) and Section 503 of the Rehabilitation Act, covered federal contractors and subcontractors must implement significant changes in the implementation and management of their Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) and Affirmative Action Programs (AAP).

June 7, 2012

Chambers USA 2012 Final Results Announced

August 12, 2010

90 WilmerHale Lawyers Named to The Best Lawyers in America® 2011

Best Lawyers is based on an exhaustive peer-review survey in which more than 39,000 leading attorneys cast almost 3.1 million votes on the legal abilities of lawyers in their practice areas.

June 11, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Reveals Final Results Ranking 101 WilmerHale Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and one WilmerHale lawyers are recognized in the eighth edition of the guide and the firm is listed as among the best in dozens of practice areas throughout its six US locations.

March 18, 2010

Chambers USA 2010 Honors WilmerHale, Ranking Over 100 Lawyers and Dozens of Practices

One-hundred and two WilmerHale lawyers will be recognized in the eighth edition of Chambers USA: America's Leading Lawyers for Business.

December 7, 2009

WilmerHale is Among Crain’s “New York City’s Best Places to Work”

The firm, referred to as “progressive and prestigious,” came in at #19 on the list of the 40 companies featured by Crain's in its second annual ranking of the city's top employers.

November 13, 2009

Chambers UK 2010 Recognizes Top WilmerHale UK Lawyers and Practices

June 13, 2008

Chambers USA 2008: Final Results

April 10, 2008

FY 2009 H-1B Cap Exhausted and Some Relief for H-1B Applicants on OPT