Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Labor & Employment Department

Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds
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What the team is known for Strong firm with an excellent reputation in St. Louis for the breadth of its labor and employment offering. Client base includes education providers, telecommunications companies and construction firms. Broad range of expertise across the sector includes union-related issues such as insurance coverage disputes, as well as nationwide class actions and discrimination claims.

Strengths Sources describe the attorneys as "experts," adding: "They are practical and offer very sound advice."

Work highlights Defended Saia Motor Freight Line in a $1 million federal discrimination and wage and hour case.

Notable practitioners


Charles Jellinek
maintains a strong reputation among market sources for his practice and "good temperament with clients." He advises his clients on a broad range of labor and employment issues, including wage and hour disputes and discrimination cases.

According to sources,
Elaine Drodge Koch
"does not back down from a fight and is very strategic." She has over 35 years of experience advising employers on a variety of contentious employment matters.


Jerry Hunter
"has a national reputation" for his representation of management in labor and employment matters. He previously served as general counsel of the National Labor Relations Board in Washington, DC.