Steven F. Griffith Jr., a shareholder in the New Orleans office with a national practice, assists clients in various industries, including construction, marine and hospitality. He has consulted clients on matters arising in twenty-nine states, ranging from the defense of nationwide class and collective actions to smaller business disputes. In representing his clients, Steve tries to find the best (and sometimes creative) solution to the difficult business problem that litigation (or the threat of it) can present.
Steve's practice includes a focus on unique wage and hour issues, and he defends nationwide collective actions brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act, as well as related class actions across the country. His experience also includes extensive litigation experience on civil rights claims, Title VII, the ADA, FMLA and ADEA. He has represented clients before the Louisiana Department of Insurance, Louisiana Department of Justice, United States Department of Labor and the EEOC.
Finally, his practice includes defending and counseling clients with respect to Chinese Drywall and other toxic gypsum claims, as well as defending and pursuing complex breach of contract, trade secret and unfair trade practice claims.
Prior to practicing, he served as judicial clerk for Chief Justice Pascal F. Calogero Jr., in the Louisiana Supreme Court from 2000 to 2001.