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Thompson Coburn LLP

Labor & Employment

3 ranked lawyersBand 2Missouri: St Louis & SurroundsUSA 2021 View ranking table

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What the team is known for

Established team in St. Louis which offers a broad range of services across the labor and employment arena. Well equipped to assist with complex litigation including class and collective actions, employee benefit disputes and ERISA cases, as well as discrimination and related retaliation claims. Further strength in handling labor arbitrations and NLRB proceedings.

Strengths

One client says: "Their work is outstanding. They are very well versed in the law and offer creative strategies and solutions at a cost-effective rate."

Another source praises the firm for providing "comprehensive and time-sensitive guidance but always through a practical lens that makes sense for our company."

A client reports: "Thompson Coburn excels in its service and has an incredible, expert team that operates in a thorough yet expedient manner always exceeding expectations."

Notable practitioners

Clifford Godiner is an expert in matters relating to traditional labor law, with a particular specialty representing carriers in disputes under the Railway Labor Act. He also handles employment litigation including trade secrets cases.
"Clifford is the most knowledgeable and prepared attorney I have ever worked with. He has the ability to take incredibly complex information and reframe it in an understandable fashion with practical guidance and realistic solutions."

Hope Abramov has a strong traditional labor practice, regularly advising on union negotiations among other matters.
"She's an invaluable resource to us - she wants what's best for our business and can see the big picture while also getting down into the details."

Laura Jordan provides a wide range of employment advice to clients and is an experienced trial lawyer, having acted at both state and federal levels.
"Her client focus and practical approach to issues is outstanding." "Laura has the perfect combination of everything I could want in an employment lawyer - she gives very practical advice, she is a great communicator and she knows her stuff very well."

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Missouri: St Louis & Surrounds

Labor & Employment


Clifford A Godiner
Band 1
Hope Abramov
Band 4
Laura M Jordan
Band 3