McGuireWoods LLP

Labor & Employment Department

North Carolina
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What the team is known for Recognized for its expertise in a broad range of labor and employment matters, with impressive strength in all issues arising in the relationship between employer and employee, including traditional labor issues, internal investigations and federal contracting. Supports a range of businesses from nonprofit organizations to Fortune 500 companies. Also demonstrates expertise in OFCCP compliance and affirmative action plans.

Strengths"They are top-notch attorneys who are accessible, thoughtful in their counsel and exceptional at execution - they're unmatched," says one client.

Another source says "McGuireWoods is A-plus-plus. The team is knowledgeable in case law, our industry concerns and relevant legislature."

Notable practitioners


Brian Barger
is a strong choice of counsel for employers seeking counsel on complex regulatory mandates, as well as defending against external investigations and class actions. "He is outstanding," says a source. "Give him a problem and he'll pull it apart and give you the solution. He's got an encyclopedic mind with respect to labor and employment."


Bruce Steen
is "very client-focused," says a source, going on to describe him as "thoughtful, measured and prudent in his approach to law." He brings extensive litigation experience to his employment law practice, which includes handling class and collective actions, administrative proceedings and single-plaintiff suits. He regularly acts on ERISA disputes, as well as matters such as FMLA and ADA claims.