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What the team is known for Highly regarded labor and employment team within a renowned full-service firm. Strong in litigation, regularly handling discrimination, wage-and-hour and overtime claims, and also active in counseling clients on compliance matters. Experience includes assisting clients with the employment law implications of the impending legalization of medical marijuana.
Strengths One client says: "The firm is an extremely valuable business partner with superior service, extensive knowledge and counsel that is second to none. They continually meet and exceed our expectations. We have never had a need that they could not solve."
"It's one of the best. I feel we are getting the best product and professionalism," says another source.
A third interviewee reports: "It's a very strong group in terms of labor and employment."
Work highlights Defended Pathfinder against two FLSA and Arkansas Minimum Wage Act claims, one of which has been conditionally certified as a collective action. The single plaintiff action also contains a race discrimination claim.
Jane Kim is highly respected among her peers in the labor and employment space. She has extensive knowledge of employment law and regularly provides counsel on matters arising from alleged violations of the FLSA. She also has experience in defending EEOC charges.
John Davis has extensive experience in the labor and employment field. He is particularly adept at negotiating collective bargaining agreements. He also offers employment and management training to employers.
Lee Muldrow is particularly adept at handling workers' compensation claims, including handling administrative proceedings in front of the Arkansas Workers' Compensation Commission. His client base includes self-insured organizations, insurance carriers and employers.
Michelle Kaemmerling is an impressive employment litigator who retains her reputation for being "terrific: smart and responsive." She is regularly called on to defend employers against disability and gender discrimination claims as well as EEOC claims.
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Regina Young is "extremely professional, competent and always available when we need her." She has significant experience in defending employers, and regularly handles claims made under the FMLA and Title VII of the Civil Rights Act.
William Stuart Jackson is prized by interviewees for being "a subject matter expert related to workers' compensation claims." He is also described as "a very good defense counsel" by his peers. He is highly sought after to defend clients against allegations of violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and the Arkansas Minimum Wage Act, among other matters.