Larry Marquess currently represents clients in all facets of labor and employment law before administrative agencies, including the National Labor Relations Board, the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and the Colorado Civil Rights Division, as well as in state and federal courts. He has significant experience with employment discrimination claims arising under:
- Title VII
- The Americans with Disabilities Act
- The Age Discrimination in Employment Act
- The Colorado Anti-Discrimination Act
- Colorado employment statutes
He also handles actions involving unlawful discharge, tort and contract claims, and wage and hour and safety and health issues.
Larry is highly knowledgeable of and experienced with matters involving traditional labor law including:
- Union organizing campaigns
- Collective bargaining
- Labor negotiations and arbitrations
- Employment mediation
- National Labor Relations Act matters
- Labor-Management Reporting Disclosure Act matters
- Unfair labor practice and representation proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board
He advises and represents management in response to union coercive tactics, such as strikes, picketing, and corporate campaigns and, notably, he served as lead counsel on a cutting-edge defamation lawsuit against a building trade union. Most frequently, Larry works with clients that include:
- Trade associations
- Construction contractors
- Retail businesses
Additionally, Larry routinely provides counsel to employers on the establishment and implementation of employment policies, affirmative action plans, and labor and employment issues in business unit sales and closures, acquisitions, and reductions-in-force. Recently, he offered his expertise in testimony before the Colorado Legislature on employment legislation for the Colorado Association of Commerce and Industry.
Larry joined Littler Mendelson in 2001 as the office managing shareholder in Denver. He served in that role until 2008 and was instrumental in helping the office to develop successfully. Prior to working at Littler, he was the head of the labor and employment practice at another firm.