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Lewis Roca

Labor & Employment

2 ranked lawyersBand 3ArizonaUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

A full-service outfit offering expertise in both contentious and noncontentious employment matters. Well equipped to handle issues relating to restrictive covenants, wage and hour claims, EEOC charges and a broad spectrum of discrimination cases. Offers additional assistance with internal investigations, performance management schemes and terminations.

Strengths

Sources describe the team as "experienced" and "easy to work with," adding that it offers "clear analysis and guidance."

Another market commentator adds: "They have been very responsive and provide exceptional service."

Work highlights

Assisted the Rehabilitation Hospital of the Pacific on the defense of a claim alleging sexual harassment and sexual assault.

Notable practitioners

Mary Ellen Simonson has notable experience in advising high-profile public and private sector employers. She often works on claims of discrimination and retaliation, as well as internal investigations and terminations.
"She is easy to work with, yet maintains a firm command of her subject and guides her clients to make good decisions, even when they are challenged by passion and interest to sway in questionable directions."

Melanie Pate comes recommended for her representations of clients in contentious and noncontentious labor and employment mandates. She is well versed in dealings before the EEOC and ACRD and provides assistance to employers with mediation and arbitration.
"She is exceptionally knowledgeable, trustworthy, thorough in her guidance and communicates very well."

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Arizona

Labor & Employment


Mary Ellen Simonson
Band 2
Melanie Pate
Band 3