Labor and Employment

Overview

BakerHostetler’s Labor and Employment Group represents employers in all facets and at all stages of employment and labor relations. Our lawyers routinely confront some of the most challenging issues facing employers in the modern workplace and they bring those experiences to clients both large and small and in a variety of industries.

Our clients value the collaborative, client-centered focus that is the foundation of our approach to achieving successful outcomes, whether in settlement, mediation or litigation. We continuously consult with our clients on all technical and strategic decision making at every phase of the case.

Equally important, our BakerHostetler team works together seamlessly, tapping the experience of more than 70 Labor and Employment lawyers coast to coast, and the broader circle of more than 970 colleagues across the firm who have extensive experience in a full spectrum of areas that affect our business clients. We collaborate habitually and continuously, without adding transaction costs, getting more done in fewer hours.

Professionals

Name Title Office Email
Partner Orlando
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Columbus
Counsel Atlanta
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Associate Denver
Associate Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Associate Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Partner New York
Associate Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Associate Chicago
Partner Columbus
Associate Cleveland
Partner Houston
Partner Columbus
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel New York
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Cleveland
Partner Houston
Associate New York
Associate Columbus
Associate Houston
Partner Washington, D.C.
Partner Chicago
Associate Atlanta
Partner Columbus
Associate Atlanta
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Atlanta
Associate Columbus
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Columbus
Partner Los Angeles
Staff Attorney Cincinnati
Associate Atlanta
Partner Washington, D.C.
Counsel Orlando
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta
Partner Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Partner Costa Mesa
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Orlando
Associate Chicago
Partner Cincinnati
Partner Cleveland
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Seattle
Partner Orlando
Associate Washington, D.C.
Associate Columbus
Associate Los Angeles
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Cleveland
Partner Columbus
Associate Atlanta
Partner New York
Partner Los Angeles
Counsel Denver
Associate Orlando
Partner Orlando
Partner Cleveland
Partner Los Angeles
Partner Orlando
Associate New York
Staff Attorney Columbus
Partner Houston
Partner New York
Associate Cleveland
Associate Houston
Partner Cleveland
Counsel Philadelphia
Partner Cleveland
Associate Los Angeles
Partner Cleveland
Partner Atlanta

Recognition

  • Chambers USA: Labor & Employment
    • Florida (2007 to 2018)
      • Band 2
    • Ohio: Band 1 (2007 to 2018)
      • Band 1
    • Texas (2014 to 2018)
      • Band 3
    • Recognized Practitioner in California (2018)
    • Recognized Practitioner in the District of Columbia (2018)
  • The Legal 500 United States:
    • Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Design, Tier 5 (2018)
    • Labor and Employment - Employee Benefits and Executive Compensation and Retirement Plans: Transactional, Tier 5 (2018)
    • Labor and Employment - Immigration, Tier 4 (2018)
    • Labor and Employment - Labor and Employment Disputes (Including Collective Actions): Defense, Tier 4 (2018)
    • Labor and Employment - Labor-Management Relations, Tier 3 (2018)
  • U.S. News – Best Lawyers "Best Law Firms" (2017)
    • Employment Law - Management: National Tier 1
    • Labor Law - Management: National Tier 1
    • Litigation - Labor & Employment: National Tier 1
  • Law360 Class Action "Practice Group of the Year" (2014)
  • Corporate Counsel® and The American Lawyer magazines "Go-to Law Firm” for Labor & Employment by general counsel (2013) 
  • Workforce Management Magazine: Top Employment Law Firms
  • The Lawdragon/Human Resource Executive list of the Nation's Top Employment Attorneys includes three members of the team in their Top 100 list, with one additional attorney named among the nation's top 20 labor lawyers.
  • Florida Trend “Legal Elite"
  • Numerous partners have been certified as employment law specialists by their respective state bar associations.
  • Recognized as one of the top law firms for client service, BakerHostetler was named to the 2019 BTI Client Service 30 for the fifth consecutive year.

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Employment Law Spotlight
New York State Expected to Vastly Overhaul Harassment/Discrimination Laws Again
By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
June 21, 2019
Late on June 19, New York lawmakers passed a bill that makes wide-sweeping changes to New York State discrimination and harassment law. Gov. Andrew Cuomo has indicated that he will sign the bill, but he has not done so at this point. The...
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Employment Law Spotlight
Connecticut Passes Generous Paid Family and Medical Leave Law
By Saima Z. Sheikh
June 16, 2019
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Employment Law Spotlight
Colorado Shores Up Employee Protections for Criminal History Inquiries, Wage Theft and Pay Equity During Busy 2019 Legislative Session
By Nathan A. Schacht
June 14, 2019
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Employment Law Spotlight
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By Amanda Van Hoose Garofalo
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Employment Law Spotlight
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By Saima Z. Sheikh
June 10, 2019
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