Michael D. Thompson is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Newark office. His experience includes litigating wage-hour collective actions and other class actions; representing employers before state and federal courts in litigation concerning federal and states discrimination laws, retaliation claims, and other employment matters; counseling clients regarding all aspects of employee relations (including termination, discipline, leaves of absence, reductions in force, wage-hour issues, HIPAA and other privacy requirements, background checks, and drug testing); and more. Read Michael’s full biography
Jeffrey H. Ruzal is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the New York office of Epstein Becker Green. Mr. Ruzal’s experience includes representing employers in employment-related litigation in federal courts and before administrative agencies; representing employers in the defense of putative collective actions under the Fair Labor Standards Act and class actions under the New York State Wage and Hour Law; advising management on a wide variety of employment law matters, including discrimination and harassment issues, among others; and representing clients in single-plaintiff and class action claims arising under ERISA and other benefits litigation. Read Jeff’s full biography.
Adam C. Abrahms is a Member of the Firm in the Labor and Employment and Health Care and Life Sciences practices, in the firm’s Los Angeles office, where he serves as a member of the firm’s Labor Management Relations practice group. He has devoted his practice almost exclusively to aiding employers in developing strategies to remain union-free and, in organized operations, to securing and expanding management rights. Additionally, Adam counsels clients on compliance with federal and California wage-hour laws, non-compete issues, and other employment-related matters. Read Adam’s full biography
John F. Fullerton III is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s New York office. He has substantial experience serving clients in the financial, real estate, and building service industries. John represents clients in litigation, arbitration, and mediation matters concerning discrimination, wage-hour, restrictive covenant/non-compete, and wrongful termination claims. He also, among other things, counsels employers on workplace issues, including hiring and promotion, firing and discipline, wage-hour, and the implementation of employment policies, to ensure compliance with federal and state laws. Read John’s full biography
David W. Garland is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice in Epstein Becker Green’s New York and Newark offices. He is also Chair of the firm’s National Employment, Labor & Workforce Management Steering Committee. David defends clients in wage-hour litigation and in employment discrimination, wrongful discharge, and other employment-related litigation, including cases involving allegations of sexual harassment; discrimination; alleged violations of family leave; whistleblowing, equal pay, and other statutes; and contract, public policy, and tort claims. Additionally, he represents clients in litigation concerning restrictive covenants and counsels clients on developing employee handbooks and policies and practices. Read David’s full biography
Jeffrey M. Landes is a Member of the Firm in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice in the New York office. He counsels clients on wage-hour compliance; conducts wage-hour and human resource audits and workplace training sessions for employees and managers and human resources personnel on wage-hour issues, including pay practices and exempt/nonexempt classification issues; and represents employers in wage-hour audits before the U.S. Department of Labor and other federal and state administrative agencies. Jeff frequently lectures on wage-hour topics and contributes articles to professional journals. Read Jeffrey’s full biography
Frank C. Morris Jr., is a Member of the Firm in the Litigation and Employee Benefits practices; heads the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice in the Washington, DC, office; and chairs the firm’s Disability Law Group. Frank’s experience includes advising clients on and litigating wage-hour, employment, labor, disabilities, non-compete, confidentiality, benefits, information access and privacy, and general litigation matters in state and federal courts and administrative agencies. An adjunct professor at George Washington Law School, Frank writes and teaches regularly on various employment and litigation topics. Read Frank’s full biography
Brian Steinbach is a Senior Attorney in the Employment, Labor & Workforce Management practice, in the firm’s Washington, DC, office. His experience includes advising clients on and litigating employment, labor, wage-hour, disabilities, non-compete, confidentiality, benefits, and general litigation matters before the courts, arbitrators, and administrative agencies at the federal and state level. Brian also advises management on and develops personnel policies/procedures and frequently lectures on various employment law topics for associations, businesses, and other groups. Read Brian’s full biography