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Employment Litigation

Accomplishing clients’ goals while avoiding litigation is our primary objective. However, when litigation is inevitable, our team is comprised of seasoned trial lawyers, here to vigorously defend your interests. Examples of the types of claims typically handled by our group include:

  • Age, Race, Sex, Religious, National Origin and Disability Discrimination
  • Defamation
  • Disability Access and Accommodation
  • Employment-Related Constitutional Issues
  • ERISA and Employee Benefits
  • Invasion of Privacy
  • Malicious Prosecution/Abuse of Process
  • Mass Layoffs
  • Negligent Hiring and Retention
  • Negligent and Intentional Infliction of Emotional Distress
  • Negligent Supervision
  • Non-Compete Enforcement/Defense
  • OSHA/Safety
  • Retaliation
  • Sexual and Other Harassment
  • Unfair Competition and Trade Secrets
  • Wage and Hour Compliance
  • WARN and Reductions in Force
  • Whistleblower Claims
  • Wrongful Discharge

The Right Team

We also assemble the right team for clients. We provide lean and aggressive staffing, in part because our deep bench strength and technological resources allow us to share the resources of the firm quickly and efficiently. Our technology allows us to conduct on-the-spot research, review sensitive employer communications on a moment's notice, and stay in the field longer. We also have extensive e-discovery capabilities that allow us to review, classify, tag and utilize electronic data quickly and cost effectively.

The Right Experience

We’re skilled at filing and arguing motions designed to terminate litigation early, thereby saving clients money. Some cases, however, cannot be resolved on a motion to dismiss or a motion for summary judgment. When that occurs, many national firms steer their clients towards settlement. At McGuireWoods, we pride ourselves on our trial experience in state and federal court and before juries, judges, mediators and administrators. We also have the talent and skill to take cases to a verdict when settlement is not in our client’s best interests.

That’s why Corporate Counsel magazine named McGuireWoods a "Go-To” law firm, highly valued by Fortune 500 clients. Of the 900 firms surveyed, we ranked 12th in labor and employment and 10th in litigation.

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RESULTS DEPEND ON A VARIETY OF FACTORS UNIQUE TO EACH CASE. PRIOR RESULTS DO NOT GUARANTEE OR PREDICT A SIMILAR OUTCOME.

Representative Matter

Employer

Obtained a directed verdict in an age discrimination case in federal court in Milwaukee after plaintiff presented his case to the jury.
Representative Matter

Employer

Obtained a jury verdict in a Family Medical Leave Act case in federal court in Detroit.
Representative Matter

Employer

Effectively tried an OSHA whistleblower case to verdict in a state court bench trial in Virginia.
Representative Matter

Employer

Effectively opposed class certification in a class action brought by 13 named plaintiffs on behalf of a putative class of approximately 200 others. The plaintiffs alleged discrimination with respect to terms and conditions of employment, as well as a pattern and practice discrimination and a hostile work environment.
Representative Matter

Technology company

Obtained summary judgment for a technology company against 56 former employees seeking severance benefits, statutory penalties and damages for alleged discrimination.
Representative Matter

Fortune 100 financial institution

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One of the world's largest grocery retailers

Managing in-house counsel in proceedings applying Federal Arbitration Act to state court proceedings to compel arbitration of employment-related claims.
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One of the world's largest grocery retailers

Managing in-house counsel in proceedings determining constitutional due process limits on punitive damages awards in multi-plaintiff sexual harassment case.
Case Study

Federal court upholds constitutionality of exclusive provider status for Manpower

McGuireWoods recently obtained dismissal of a constitutional challenge to a contract awarded to McGuireWoods' client Manpower. Manpower won a contract from the State of South Dakota which designated Manpower as the exclusive staffing provider to South Dakota’s WINS program. The WINS program is designed to attract out of state workers to South Dakota, where there is a shortage of skilled labor. South Dakota businesses who qualify for the program are permitted to use Manpower to search for out of state workers for a state-subsidized placement fee. The state also provides Manpower with a stipend to start up the program. more >>

Representative Matter

One of the largest wireless communications services providers in the United States

Representation of one of the largest wireless communications services providers in the United States in a lawsuit alleging retaliation in violation of Title VII and wrongful discharge in violation of North Carolina public policy. The judge entered an order dismissing the plaintiff’s case in its entirety, finding that the plaintiff failed to show facts establishing a prima facie case of retaliation, and that the plaintiff could not overcome defendant's legitimate nondiscriminatory and non-retaliatory reasons for her termination.
Representative Matter

large nuclear technology provider

Representation of a large nuclear technology provider in employment discrimination litigation.
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Amanda Abshire Amanda West Abshire
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 343 2196
F: +1 704 444 8764
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Latoya Asia Latoya C. Asia
Associate
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1089
F: +1 804 698 2114
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Sabrina A Beldner Sabrina A. Beldner
Senior Counsel
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 956 3419
F: +1 310 956 3119
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Sarah A Belger Sarah A. Belger
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5350
F: +1 703 712 5299
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Austin F Breen Austin F. Breen
Associate
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8963
F: +1 704 353 6198
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Pamela J Butler Pamela J. Butler
Counsel
300 North Third Street
Suite 320
Wilmington, NC 28401-4099

T: +1 910 254 3829
F: +1 910 254 3830
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Scott S Cairns Scott S. Cairns
Partner
Bank of America Tower
50 North Laura Street
Suite 3300
Jacksonville, FL 32202-3661

11 Pilgrim Street
London EC4V 6RN
United Kingdom

T: +1 904 798 3223
F: +1 904 798 3261
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T:+44 20 7632 1600
F: +44 20 7632 1638

Phillip Chang Phillip C. Chang
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1725
F: +1 202 828 2995
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Michael J DiMattia Michael J. DiMattia
Partner
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 7009
F: +1 212 715 2312
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Susan Pyle Dion Susan Pyle Dion
Partner
201 North Tryon Street
Suite 3000
Charlotte, NC 28202-2146

T: +1 704 373 8951
F: +1 704 353 6162
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Kevin Duddlestein Kevin M. Duddlesten
Partner
816 Congress Avenue
Suite 940
Austin, TX 78701-2442

T: +1 512 617 4516
F: +1 512 617 4586
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Ronda Brown Esaw Ronda Brown Esaw
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5392
F: +1 703 712 5251
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Jessica D Fegan Jessica D. Fegan
Associate
2001 K Street N.W.
Suite 400
Washington, DC 20006-1040

T: +1 202 857 1728
F: +1 202 828 3328
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Erin Fischer Acton Erin N. Fischer
Associate
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7919
F: +1 412 667 7974
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Brad A Funari Brad A. Funari
Partner
EQT Plaza
625 Liberty Avenue
23rd Floor
Pittsburgh, PA 15222-3142

T: +1 412 667 7988
F: +1 412 667 7976
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Susan L Germaise Susan L. Germaise
Partner
1800 Century Park East
8th Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90067-1501

T: +1 310 315 8239
F: +1 310 956 3139
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Philip A Goldstein Philip A. Goldstein
Counsel
1345 Avenue of the Americas
7th Floor
New York, NY 10105-0106

T: +1 212 548 2167
F: +1 212 548 2150
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Robyn S Gray Robyn S. Gray
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 1227
F: +1 804 698 2138
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David L Greenspan David L. Greenspan
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5096
F: +1 703 712 5214
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James J Hendrickson II James J. Hendrickson II
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 3546
F: +1 312 698 4559
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Robert F Holland Robert F. Holland
Counsel
One James Center
901 East Cary Street
Richmond, VA 23219-4030

T: +1 804 775 4718
F: +1 804 225 5412
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Richard Holzheimer Richard Dean Holzheimer JR
Partner
1750 Tysons Boulevard
Suite 1800
Tysons Corner, VA 22102-4215

T: +1 703 712 5087
F: +1 703 712 5254
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Justin D Howard Justin D. Howard
Partner
434 Fayetteville Street
Suite 2600
Raleigh, NC 27601

T: +1 919 755 6685
F: +1 919 755 6586
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David D Leishman David D. Leishman
Associate
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8680
F: +1 312 698 4531
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Richard E Lieberman Richard E. Lieberman
Partner
77 West Wacker Drive
Suite 4100
Chicago, IL 60601-1818

T: +1 312 750 8615
F: +1 312 558 4374
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California Employment Law Developments

December 5, 2012
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