Chairman: Neil H. Wasser
Number of partners: 101
Number of lawyers: 188
Constangy, Brooks, Smith & Prophete offers a wider lens on workplace law. Clients have said there is ‘a soul to Constangy that is unique and refreshing, that’s not found with other firms.’ For more than 70 years, clients have appreciated Constangy’s common-sense approach and commitment to being a real partner in helping employers navigate the prickly legal and regulatory environments of the changing workplace.
Constangy represents a wide range of Fortune 500 corporations, small companies, government agencies and nonprofit organizations across the country. Firm attorneys are consistently rated among the best by sources including Chambers, Martindale-Hubbell, and Best Lawyers in America, and the firm is ranked as a Tier 1 firm by the U.S. News & World Report/Best Law Firms survey.
As a firm, Constangy has been at the forefront in advancing roles for women and minorities in the legal profession. Clients want attorneys who understand their business – and are increasingly indicating that having a diverse team is important. Women and people of color make up 55% of the firm’s current attorney roster, and 43% of its partners. Constangy has been recognized by Vault.com, the National Law Journal, the American Lawyer and Law360 as one to the top firms in the country for women and minorities.
Main Areas of Practice:
From Title VII to OSHA to ERISA and the NLRA, Constangy attorneys help clients keep policies up-to-date and workplaces running smoothly. The firm has a full range of experienced attorneys who provide counsel on everything from developing harassment and workplace safety policies or securing foreign worker visas, to protecting trade secrets and defending against wrongful discharge and discrimination claims.
From its roots in labor relations and manufacturing, to more recent work in helping employers understand the convergence of digital technology in the modern workplace—Constangy’s capabilities cover all aspects of the employer-employee relationship.
Key Practice Areas Include:
■ Affirmative Action /OFCCP Compliance
■ Background Check & FCRA Litigation
■ Class/Collective Actions
■ California Class Actions
■ Data Privacy, Cyber Security & Information Governance
■ Employee Benefits & ERISA Litigation
■ Employment Litigation Prevention & Defense
■ Labor Relations
■ Trade Secrets & Unfair Competition
■ Transactional Solutions
■ Wage & Hour Compliance & Litigation
■ Whistleblower & Retaliation
■ Workers’ Compensation Defense
■ Workplace Drug & Alcohol Testing
■ Workplace Safety