Walter J. Brand heads the Employment and Labor Practice Group at Watkins & Eager PLLC, where he has defended employment litigation for more than twenty years. Walter approaches his practice with the view that successful defense of employment claims begins long before a lawsuit is filed and requires three essential components: (1) fair, accurate and documented handling of personnel actions based on updated employer policies; (2) cogent explanation of employer action before administrative agencies which is consistent with documented employer business decisions; and (3) nuanced deposition, evidentiary and legal strategies designed to efficiently position cases for successful resolution by motion or trial.
Walter represents employers across numerous economic sectors, including in the automotive, poultry processing, propane, banking, financial, physician, hospital and medical service industries. He is rated AV by Martindale Hubbell and is consistently recognized in the area of employment litigation defense in Best Lawyers, Chambers & Partners, and Super Lawyers. He is a member of the American Employment Law Council and regularly serves as an instructor and contributing author on human resources administration and employment litigation topics before legal education and industry audiences.