Hartley Michon Robb LLP

Labor & Employment Department

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What the team is known for Distinguished group of leading plaintiff attorneys offering expert advice to executives and professionals in many areas of labor and employment litigation. Demonstrable strength in a diverse range of issues including severance, compensation and restrictive covenants. Offers additional expertise in arbitrations and issues pertaining to whistleblowing claims. Attracts praise for providing strong representation in discrimination claims.

Strengths An impressed client says: "They are very focused on representing members of management in employment issues with companies; this strong focus makes them very skilled and capable."

Another client says: "The expertise they demonstrate transcends industries and specializations."

Other praise the "clarity and practicality of legal advice provided."

Notable practitioners

Barbara Robb has significant expertise advising on the full gamut of employment matters including advice on areas as varied as harassment and compensation. She is praised for being "very skilled," with one client recalling that she "was always responsive, turned around documents rapidly and provided sound negotiating advice."

James Hartley advises executive-level employees in litigation and arbitrations, notably advising clients on severance agreements. He comes highly praised by interviewees, with one saying: "He is a superb negotiator and has excellent judgment." Another source commends his ability to "anticipate opposing counsel's moves."

Katherine Michon advises C-suite level individuals on employment and severance agreements. Her recent work has seen her negotiating compensation and bonus terms for her senior-level clients.