The goal of Culhane Meadows is to help clients avoid employment litigation. But when there is no other course, we defend employers with experience and expertise.
Our litigators have no boundaries. Regardless of the issue, claim or location, our attorneys have represented employers in lawsuits in federal and state trial and appellate courts, as well as before local, state and federal administrative agencies and arbitration tribunals throughout the United States. Our lawyers serve as national and regional employment counsel for a number of major U.S. businesses, but we represent a diverse range of clients — from Fortune 500 companies, to state and public entities, to small locally-based businesses.
While we have experience in employment litigation of every variety, much of our focus is on complex employment litigation matters. We understand the demands of high stakes litigation. The geographic reach of our practice is matched by the diversity of cases we defend. Our lawyers litigate complex cases arising under Title VII, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA), Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Family and Medical Leave Act (FMLA) and a host of other state and federal laws, including putative class actions, wage and hour collective actions and multidistrict litigation throughout the country.
Our experiences enable us to simplify discovery, class certification, dispositive motion briefing and the innumerable other facets of complex litigation. And we do so with the efficiency, attention to detail and personal connection that our clients deserve.
We also represent employers in administrative proceedings before the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) and state civil rights commissions or fair employment practice agencies. We conduct investigations, prepare formal position statements and documentations, and, if necessary, represent employers during mediation and conciliation processes.
Other matters where we handle employment law claims and litigation include:
- Race, sex, age, disability and other protected statuses
- Sexual, racial and other types of harassment
- Retaliation and whistle-blowing
- Wrongful discharge
- Breach of contract
- Defamation, infliction of emotional distress and other tort claims
- Covenants not to compete and trade secrets