Jones Day

Labor & Employment Department

New York
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What the team is known for Highly rated team, offering expertise in traditional labor matters and employment litigation. Exhibits strength in a number of areas, including employment discrimination and retaliation litigation, wage and hour class actions and NLRB matters. Noted strength in collective bargaining negotiations and also increasingly handling internal investigations involving allegations of sexual harassment. Benefits from the impressive strength of the firm's national labor and employment practice.

Strengths A client says: "I never fail to be impressed by their level of excellence in every facet of their work and client support."

A source notes: "Jones Day is a wonderful firm; they are mindful of how they spend their time and are extremely efficient. They are true experts in the area of employment law and are great partners to work with."

Clients are impressed by the team's "depth of knowledge, breadth of experience and problem-solving approach."

Work highlights Served as Slate Magazine's lead negotiator for a first collective bargaining agreement with the Writer's Guild of America, East.

Notable practitioners

Jessica Kastin
has considerable experience handling collective bargaining negotiations on behalf of employers. She also regularly advises her clients on separation agreements and reductions in force. Market sources describe her a "a very experienced traditional labor lawyer," and note that she is "very bright and hard-working."

Matthew Lampe
is described by interviewees as an "excellent lawyer," who "provides very prompt and practical advice." His expertise encompasses age discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge and retaliation claims. He also has experience defending companies in agency investigations into pay practice violations.

The "very talented and thoughtful"
Terri Chase
is a highly regarded employment litigator. She represents her clients in cases involving allegations of discrimination, harassment and retaliation, and is praised by interviewees for"her practical approach and knowledge of the law and common practices."