Employment Litigation

Experience

    • A leading high fashion luxury goods company advising on its defense of an employment discrimination and retaliation lawsuit brought by a former employee.
    • A real estate investment trust company in successfully enforcing non-compete obligations contained in employment agreements with former CEO and CIO.
    • Misys in obtaining summary judgment dismissing a federal lawsuit under the Americans with Disabilities Act based on purported 9/11-related disabilities.
    • The United Nations in Brzak v. United Nations, successfully asserting its rights under the Convention on the Privileges and Immunities of the United Nations and corresponding U.S. law; obtaining dismissal of suit filed in the Southern District of New York against the Organization and several employees; successfully defending the appeal to the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit; and successfully opposing the petition for certiorari to the United States Supreme Court.
    • General Electric in defeating an application for a preliminary injunction and then obtaining summary judgment on all claims in an action seeking to prevent GE from hiring a competitor’s engineering and marketing executives.
    • A consortium of banks in a putative class action alleging violations of the WARN act.
    • Forest Laboratories in a whistleblower retaliation lawsuit brought by a former employee under the False Claims Act.
    • As lead trial counsel for an international bank, defeated all claims brought by 10 former directors and managing directors, plus prevailed on the bank’s counterclaim.
    • Misys and senior management in a litigation brought by Raymond English alleging discrimination on the basis of national origin and whistleblower retaliation.
    • Misys in obtaining an injunction, following a three-day trial, prohibiting a competitor from soliciting the company’s clients and retaining the company’s former employees.
    • Smiths Group and its CEO in obtaining dismissal of state law whistleblower and gender discrimination claims asserted by a former Vice President.
    • An insurance company in obtaining an extremely favorable settlement, just prior to its arbitration hearing, in connection with a lawsuit filed by its former CEO.
    • A leading international reinsurance group regarding the development and implementation of its global Whistleblowing Policy.
    • The Coca-Cola Company in defense of a lawsuit alleging human rights violations against workers at a Turkish bottling plant.