Labor and Employment

A go-to resource for clients dealing with sophisticated employment counseling, investigation and litigation matters

Why Cooley

Many decades of experience in successfully helping employers solve the full range of complex employment and trade secret problems that arise with their employees and consultants, through negotiation, litigation and developing strategies and mechanisms to prevent such problems in the first place

Renowned for our practical, creative and business-oriented advice that helped 3,000+ clients in the last year alone with their human resources and employment-related needs. These clients include investment funds, emerging growth companies, large public companies, government contractors, senior management, boards of directors, nonprofits and trade associations

Work seamlessly and frequently with other practices, leveraging our deep and highly skilled resources to effectively and efficiently solve any problem our clients may confront

Excellent track record in defending employers against individual plaintiff employment claims and employment-related class action claims from the investigative phase to victories in the trial and appellate courts, as well as in arbitration forums 

Successfully defended companies and individual clients in noncompete and trade secret litigation and in the successful pursuit of such claims for our clients

Unparalleled experience in handling the employment and trade secret issues unique to technology and life science companies  

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  • The American Lawyer: Litigation Department of the Year Finalist
  • Chambers USA: Employment & Labor
  • Legal 500 US: Employment & Labor
  • BTI: Litigation Standouts: Complex Employment Litigation