O’Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC provides local, national and global clients with a full range of legal services. The firm’s Employment Law Group defends management against a range of employment-related claims, including wrongful discharge, discrimination, harassment, and wage and hour claims. It routinely represents clients in state and federal courts as well as before the Department of Labor and the EEOC. The Group represents both employers and employees in contract negotiations and in litigation pertaining to non-compete and non-solicitation agreements.
The firm’s non-litigation and preventative services include harassment training, management seminars on wage and hour compliance, and the preparation and review of employee handbooks. As a full-service firm, its employment lawyers collaborate with the attorneys in the tax, corporate, and intellectual property groups, thereby providing clients with complete, accurate, and effective counsel.
Resolution Economics provides sophisticated economic, statistical and financial analyses, forensic investigations, forensic technology, dispute advisory, expert testimony, and specialized technology and analytic solutions to leading law firms, Fortune 500 companies, and government agencies.
The firm has provided expert testimony in class-action, multi-plaintiff and single plaintiff employment matters alleging discrimination in employment practices on the basis of age, race, gender, national origin, and ethnicity. The experts at Resolution Economics have managed complex, high profile litigation and compliance matters, many of which were national in scope. The Labor and Employment team is one of the most experienced in the nation at analyzing class certification and merits issues in class-action discrimination disputes, and are experienced in handling complex wage and hour matters as well. The firm also provides assistance in information management, statistical sampling, and statistical analysis, as well as data collection, surveys, and observation studies.
Diane Mokriski is the Chair of the Employment Law Group at O’Connell, Attmore & Morris, LLC. With over 20 years of experience, she represents employers of all sizes, ranging from small, family-owned businesses, to national banks and nonprofit organizations. She defends her clients in state and federal courts as well as before administrative tribunals such as the Department of Labor and the EEOC. She routinely handles issues pertaining to discrimination, harassment, wrongful termination, wage and hour issues, and employee misclassification. She represents both employers and employees in contract negotiations and in non-compete litigation. Attorney Mokriski is frequently retained by insurance carriers to defend insured businesses against allegations of employment discrimination.
In addition to her litigation experience, Attorney Mokriski assists her clients with proactive and preventative strategies for avoiding costly litigation, such as harassment and wage-and-hour seminars, internal investigations, and the preparation and review of employee handbooks.
Edward Bierhanzl is a Director at Resolution Economics, LLC, an economic consulting firm with offices in Los Angeles, Chicago, Washington, D.C., and New York.
Dr. Bierhanzl has extensive experience in economic modeling and statistical analysis in the areas of labor and employment. He has worked on engagements involving allegations of age, race, and gender discrimination in compensation, hiring, termination, performance, promotion and other employment decisions. In wage and hour matters Dr. Bierhanzl has provided analysis and expertise addressing both FLSA and state law issues of overtime pay, missed meals and breaks, off-the-clock work and employee misclassification. The scope of projects he has worked on has ranged from large class action matters and multi-district litigation to small single-plaintiff cases.
Dr. Bierhanzl holds Ph.D. and M.S. degrees in Economics from Florida State University