In providing these services, our attorneys have developed expertise in numerous specific subject areas of the law, sometimes both as litigators and as counselors or negotiators. Among the many subject areas in which we regularly practice are:
- Labor law, both under public-sector labor statutes and under the National Labor Relations Act and the Railway Labor Act
- Employee benefits and tax law
- Constitutional law, both federal and state
- Formation and governance of non-profit organizations
- The Racketeer Influenced and Corrupt Organizations Act (RICO)
- Employment and antidiscrimination law, including the representation of unions and non-profit organizations as employers
- Occupational health and safety
- Defamation and other state tort law
- Fiduciary responsibility
- Criminal defense, in trials and in response to grand jury investigations
- Landrum-Griffin Act enforcement and compliance
- Complex civil litigation, including class actions, collective actions, and lawsuits involving substantial electronic discovery
We consider the breadth of our practice to be an asset to our clients and to our professional development as lawyers.
For example, the expertise that the lawyers in our employee benefits group have developed in advising pension and health funds has often proved invaluable to our litigators in handling trial and appellate work in cases arising under the Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA). Likewise, litigating in a particular subject matter area, such as in the law governing union elections and internal governance, often makes us better able to render advice and counsel to clients seeking to shape their policies and practices in those areas to minimize the risk of litigation.
Just as the development of the full breadth of lawyering skills enriches our practice, so too does exposure to multiple subject areas, as our lawyers often are able to make unexpected connections and develop fresh analogies when tackling a novel issue. We are thus proud that our practice is always expanding to touch on new subjects as the needs of our clients change, including recent forays into campaign finance regulation, election law, and the Telephone Consumer Protection Act, to name only a few examples.
For more detailed information on the firm’s practice areas, view the sections on Litigation (Trial Court, Appellate, Arbitrations, and Government Investigations), Counseling (Employee Benefits, Nonprofits, and Union Governance and Administration), and Bargaining (At the Table and Strikes and Campaigns).