Represented Northwestern University in First Ever Attempt to Unionize a College Sports Team
Represented Northwestern University in the first ever attempt by a union to organize a college team in proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board and throughout the union election campaign. Currently handling appeal in which more than 20 interested parties filed amicus briefs.
Successfully Defended Fortune 100 Company in Nationwide Wage & Hour Lawsuit
Defended a large meatpacking company in the first enforcement action brought by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) in the unionized sector of the meat industry for donning and doffing pay. That lawsuit covered all of the Company’s unionized meatpacking plants throughout the U.S. After winning a number of critical pre-trial rulings, including a finding that the DOL had waived its attorney client privilege by bringing the lawsuit, ultimately negotiated a global settlement agreement with the DOL on terms that were favorable to the Company.
Successfully Defended Fortune 100 Company in Nationwide Race Discrimination Case
Led a team of MBT lawyers in defending a nationwide race discrimination case on behalf of a large international company challenging promotions, disciplinary actions, pay, hiring, terms and conditions of employment and an alleged hostile work environment. After successfully fending off class certification, obtained summary judgment on the individual claims of the nine named plaintiffs.
Successfully Enforced Class Action Waiver in Multi-State Wage & Hour Misclassification Case
Successfully enforced mandatory arbitration agreement with a class action waiver in a wage and hour lawsuit brought against one of the country's largest fast food franchisees. The court ordered the named plaintiffs to pursue their claims through arbitration on an individual basis instead of through a federal wage and hour collective action, which ended the litigation.