Greenberg Traurig, PA

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for Well-known player in the labor and employment market, noted for its capabilities in collective and class action litigation and its success in jury trials. Demonstrates a breadth of expertise across labor relations and employee benefits and executive compensation matters. Also assists clients with training programs and advises on business immigration. Provides counsel to a diverse client base including healthcare groups, retailers and financial services companies.

Strengths One client reports: "The ability to tap into a variety of people across various states, sometimes at a moment's notice, and have a thoughtful and skilled discussion is what makes them a great partner."

"They are always thinking through the next steps and are strategic and proactive in their advice," another client states.

One source says: "They can cover me on a wide variety of employment issues, they are always available and they give me good, solid, practical advice on anything I bring to them."

Work highlights Represented Besler Consulting in an ERISA class action, claiming that the stock of the Employee Stock Ownership Plan was improperly sold for an insufficient price in a prohibited transaction.

Notable practitioners

Kristine Feher is an employment litigator who demonstrates strength handling matters relating to ERISA, along with harassment and discrimination claims. A client says: "She is very responsive and available," and also adds: "She's good at appreciating the practical business demands and she weighs those against the legal considerations."

Wendy Johnson Lario is sought out by clients for representation in a broad scope of employment litigation matters, including alleged violations of CEPA and ERISA and cases of alleged discrimination. She also provides comprehensive compliance counsel relating to state and federal legislation. Clients describe her as "an incredible communicator and a very effective litigator," who is "very practical and thoughtful in her approach."