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Lathrop GPM

Labor & Employment

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What the team is known for

Strong coverage of both traditional labor and employment law. High-profile clientele includes an impressive list of both public and private employers in matters including FLSA class actions, benefits litigation and disputes over noncompete agreements. Also provides ongoing advice in relation to EEOC and Department of Labor investigations.

Strengths

"I think the firm is wonderful," says a client, further praising it as "very practical and reasonably priced."

Another client says: "The team is very responsive and knows the subject matter very well. The lawyers are highly personable and add a touch of humanity to the legal issues. I highly recommend them."

Work highlights

Advised the Children’s Center for the Visually Impaired on restructuring as well as providing day-to-day advice, including support on COVID-19-related issues.

Notable practitioners

Bridget Romero acts for employers on matters including discrimination claims, wage and hour disputes and class actions. She also provides ongoing employment policy advice to a wide range of companies, including those based internationally.
"Bridget is a valuable partner to our organization. She is incredibly knowledgeable in her field of law and solution-oriented when presented with questions and issues from our team." "We trust Bridget with our most complex employment matters and she treats us as her most important client - what an asset she is to her firm, to our organization and to Kansas City."

Jack Rowe is highly regarded in the market for his labor and employment practice. He has significant experience with class actions involving the FCRA and wage and hour disputes.
"Jack's ability to empathize with people is critical and helps us to avoid or resolve disputes."

Rosalee McNamara handles the full range of employment litigation, including class and collective actions.
"Rosalee has no peer when it comes to working with us as an effective team member, including her communication, legal insight and negotiation skills." "She is fantastic to work with."

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Overview

Lathrop GPM LLP offers an extensive labor and employment law and litigation practice. Our well-seasoned attorneys stand ready to craft employment policies and trainings designed to prevent problems before they start. When challenges arise, our clients trust our team’s insight, creativity and extensive experience in litigation, dispute resolution and internal investigations to help manage and resolve difficult situations in a way that is professional, thorough and practical. The firm represents employers in matters involving federal and state labor laws, litigation, union campaigns and elections, grievance and arbitration proceedings, collective bargaining negotiations, strikes and union contract interpretations, and Charges including discrimination, NLRB, etc. We regularly appear in state and federal courts and before governmental administrative agencies, including the EEOC, Department of Labor, OFCCP, OSHA, NLRB, INS and their state and local counterparts.

Lathrop GPM has decades of experience handling complex employment law investigations and beyond (e.g., misconduct, including sexual; allegations of violations of noncompetes or other restrictive covenants; misuse of company resources/theft, etc.). Our team is skilled at conducting vigorous investigations and defense of claims with minimal intrusion on day-to-day company operations. Our team members also regularly conduct trainings for companies, including anti-harassment, non-discrimination and unconscious bias trainings.

Members

Cantwell, Emily

Hirsh, Gizie

McNamara, Rosalee

McNamara, Rosalee M

Moore, Jehan

Romero, Bridget

Rowe, Jack D

Waldman, Jill

Woolley, Brian

Industries

Aerospace/Defense

Agribusiness

Banks

Charities/Not-for-profit

Chemicals

Commercial & Professional Services

Construction & Materials

Consumer Products

Education

Energy

Financial Services

Food & Drink Producers

Government

Health Care

Industrial Engineering

Insurance

Manufacturing (heavy & light)

Media

Retail

Software & Computer Services

Technology, Hardware & Electronics

Telecommunications

Labor & Employment Department

Lathrop GPM

firm
Department location

2345 Grand Boulevard

Kansas City

Missouri

USA

MO 64108

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Missouri: Kansas City & Surrounds

Labor & Employment


Bridget Romero
Band 2
Jack D Rowe
Band 2
Rosalee M McNamara
Band 1