Proskauer Rose LLP

Labor & Employment Department

New Jersey
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What the team is known for Highly experienced labor and employment attorneys advising major employers on the full range of compliance and litigation matters. Exhibits particular strengths in trade secrets and noncompetition law, as well as traditional labor law issues such as collective bargaining negotiations and unfair labor practice claims. Regularly assists some of the largest employers in the state. Provides counsel across a range of sectors, including education, financial services and media.

Strengths A satisfied client reports: "They do a great job; we know we're getting good advice at a reasonable price, which is really invaluable to us - they are highly trusted advisers."

One client notes: "They are more than legal counsel - they are business partners and an extension of the department. They understand our business and our culture."

Work highlights Continued to represent NBCUniversal in the New York Supreme Court in litigation brought by former camera operators for the Tonight Show. The plaintiffs alleged reverse racial discrimination after they were removed from their jobs for receiving a racist text message.

Notable practitioners

John Barry is a highly respected employment litigator with noted strength in complex matters relating to non-competes, restrictive covenants and trade secrets law. Clients praise him as "incredibly practical-minded and business-oriented."

Head of the firm's New Jersey office Lawrence Sandak brings a wealth of experience and expertise to complex and sensitive employment disputes, advising clients in relation to age, disability and gender discrimination claims, whistle-blowing cases and noncompete matters. He is widely experienced in handling litigation, arbitration and investigative proceedings.