K&L Gates

Labor & Employment Department

Washington
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What the team is known for Talented group that is commended for its expertise in class action defense. Also well regarded for its experience providing traditional labor law guidance. Advises a wide range of clients, from large international corporations to startups and public bodies, on employment law compliance. Litigation expertise extends to both trial and appellate proceedings, and also offers experience in arbitrations. Also noted for its provision of employment law due diligence pertaining to corporate transactions.

Strengths"They are knowledgeable, responsive and efficient," says an interviewee.

"They are thorough, responsive and have a high level of customer focus," asserts another commentator.

Work highlights Represented Expedia Group and its subsidiary Egencia in minimum wage and overtime claims based on alleged violations of the federal Fair Labor Standards Act. The claims were brought on behalf of a nationwide class of thousands of travel consultants who worked for separate businesses that contracted with Expedia.

Notable practitioners


Mark Filipini
handles a range of traditional labor matters and is regularly called upon to represent employers in complex collective bargaining negotiations. One client praises his "great subject matter expertise and practical, common-sense approach."


Patrick Madden
frequently defends employers in wage and hour class and collective actions. Sources draw attention to his "marvelous subject matter expertise," noting that he "knows more about employment class action law than any other attorney in the Western US. He is a fount of knowledge."