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Jones Walker LLP

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Dominant regional firm that handles complex labor and employment matters for companies across the USA. Strong group of litigators whose notable expertise includes wage and hour actions and noncompete disputes. Experienced in handling a range of traditional labor matters. Regularly appears in administrative proceedings before bodies such as OSHA and the NLRB, as well as mediations and arbitrations. Draws on significant strength in immigration law and employee benefits matters at state and national levels. Provides counseling, compliance and training programs to clients designed to minimize risk and avoid disputes.

Strengths

An interviewee reports: "The firm has a dominant practice and very good lawyers."

A source says: "We are very pleased with their services and results."

Work highlights

Successfully acted for Ochsner Clinic Foundation in an FLSA action brought by a former highly compensated employee claiming to have been improperly classified as exempt from overtime requirements.

Notable practitioners

Mark Adams offers clients the benefit of his considerable experience handling employment disputes in front of a range of courts and regulatory agencies.

Jane Heidingsfelder is regularly sought by clients for her significant expertise in OSHA mandates. She also advises on compliance issues, investigations and litigation.
"She is a consummate professional; she is always available and she offers sound, practical advice." "She's very well regarded." "She is very specialized in OSHA work."

Jennifer Kogos counsels on a wide range of labor and employment mandates including FLSA issues. She often advises clients from the healthcare and retail sectors.
"She is responsive, hard-working and always sees the big picture. I often need business solutions as much as legal advice and she has some of the best instincts of any attorney I've used nationwide." "She is very knowledgeable."

Joseph Lavigne is noted by peers for his proficient handling of disputes concerning noncompete agreements. He offers additional expertise handing cases involving trade secrets and breach of fiduciary duty.
"He is fantastic."

Sidney Lewis regularly advises companies in a range of sectors on both labor and employment matters, including union negotiations and discrimination lawsuits.
"He is well recognized and respected." "He's fantastic." "A good lawyer."

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Overview

Jones Walker LLP Labor & Employment attorneys offer clients one of the largest, most diverse, and experienced labor and employment law practices in the region. We counsel an array of companies in a wide range of industries, both locally and throughout the United States, in all aspects of labor and employment law. We strive to help clients find solutions to labor and employment law matters using practical, common-sense approaches. We believe our ability to combine our depth in labor and employment law with Jones Walker's broad base of experience in other practice areas to address unique workplace and industry situations gives our clients a distinct advantage not available from small boutique law firms.

In recognition of the group's overall excellence, Jones Walker is the exclusive Louisiana member of the Employers Counsel Network (ECN), a national coalition of 52 leading labor and employment law firms in each state of the United States, the District of Columbia, and Canada.

Labor & Employment

Jones Walker LLP

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Location

201 St Charles Avenue

New Orleans

Louisiana

USA

LA 70170-5100

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Chambers Research is conducted by 200 Research Analysts, across 200 jurisdictions and provides nearly 6,000 rankings tables. Annually we collect hundreds of thousands of responses from clients, the majority via in-depth interview. Learn more about our methodology.

Louisiana

Labor & Employment


H Mark Adams
Band 3
Jane H. Heidingsfelder
Band 3
Jennifer Kogos
Band 3
Joseph Lavigne
Band 2
Sidney Lewis
Band 1