Employers, both large and small, face an ever-growing web of workplace regulations and potential entanglements with employees. According to the BTI Litigation Outlook 2014 report, perhaps more than 90 percent of companies may need employment litigation representation in the coming year.
To reach its conclusions, BTI Consulting Group of Wellesley, MA, conducted interviews with more than 300 general counsel from Fortune 1000 companies across 15 industries. The BTI Litigation Outlook includes a listing of law firms best suited to assist these companies and Polsinelli is listed among eleven national firms as a “standout” for its counsel in complex employment litigation matters.
Among Polsinelli’s high profile litigation engagements:
* Successfully defended several major interstate motor carriers against class action claims
by truck drivers that alleged the company had improperly calculated driver compensation,
violated FMCSA truth-in-leasing regulations and/or misclassified drivers as independent
* Successfully represented the Kansas City Chiefs twice in a four-month period involving
discrimination suits filed by former employees against the National Football League
* Represented a major health care provider with its immigration needs in hiring and
retaining personnel, including J waivers, through the Conrad 30 and Delta Regional
* Successfully represented two U.S. Secret Service agents in the Supreme Court of the
United States in a case involving the scope of civil liability of Secret Service agents
protecting the U.S. President and Vice-President.
* Worked with a major employer to obtain preliminary and permanent injunctive relief
against former employees who were using confidential company information and
customer lists to start a competing business.
“Employment litigation and advocacy experience is definitely one of our strengths, but avoiding or minimizing the risk of litigation is also a top priority,” said W. Terrence Kilroy, chair of Polsinelli’s national Labor and Employment Practice. “We assist a broad spectrum of employers, ranging from small family owned businesses to multi-national corporations, in establishing policies, writing handbooks, resolving employee disputes, handling terminations and, of course, successfully defending against legal claims.”