Greenberg Traurig is a global law firm with approximately 2100 attorneys and governmental affairs professionals in 41 commercial and government centers across the United States and in Latin America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia. Greenberg Traurig provides integrated, business-focused legal services for clients ranging from Fortune 500 corporations to innovative start-ups. The firm’s multidisciplinary teams include senior lawyers who have served as chief legal officers at major multinational companies and have spent years solving real-world problems in the business, political, and legal arenas. For additional information, please visit www.gtlaw.com.
Recognized as one of the top firms for client service, BakerHostetler is a leading national law firm that helps clients around the world address their most complex and critical business and regulatory issues. With five core national practice groups – its Chambers ranked Labor and Employment practice, Intellectual Property, Litigation, and Tax – the firm has nearly 1,000 lawyers located in 14 offices coast to coast. BakerHostetler is proud to build long term relationships with clients and has been doing so for the past century. The firm is also recognized internationally for its groundbreaking work recovering more than $13 billion in the Madoff Recovery Initiative, representing the SIPA Trustee for the liquidation of Bernard L. Madoff Investment Securities LLC. Visit bakerlaw.com.
Jonathan L. Sulds is in the Hall of Fame of American Labor and Employment lawyers established by Lawdragon and Human Resource Executive magazine. He has also been listed by them as both one of the Nation's Most Powerful Employment Lawyers and one of the Nation's Top 20 Lawyers in Traditional Labor and Employment Law. Jon has been representing leading employers since 1974 in virtually every aspect of their engagement, protection, management and reward of workforce resources.
Jon regularly represents employers in the areas of collective bargaining and traditional labor relations, Employee Retirement Income Security Act (ERISA) litigation, wage and hour matters, discrimination and harassment complaints, restrictive covenant, duty of loyalty and trade secret litigation, Dodd-Frank, Sarbanes-Oxley (SOX) and other whistleblower matters, global and domestic executive employment arrangements, and corporate campaigns. Jon is also involved in the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions and class and collective actions that arise in these contexts.
John Scalia represents employers in a broad range of employment and labor matters. John defends employers against employment discrimination, whistleblower, wage and hour, and other disputes in federal and state courts and private arbitration proceedings, and before the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor and equivalent state administrative agencies. He represents employers in traditional labor/union management matters, including union organizing campaigns, union elections, unfair labor practice charges, grievances, and arbitrations. He also provides employers day-to-day counseling on legal compliance and risk management issues, including personnel policies and practices, recruiting and hiring, internal complaints and investigations, misconduct, discipline and termination, leaves of absence, employment agreements and restrictive covenants, wage and hour and wage payment, employee and independent contractor classifications, mass layoffs, downsizings and restructurings, and unfair competition and trade secrets.
As an experienced counselor and litigator, Stephanie Gaston’s practice is focused on resolving labor and employment matters for private employers, public entities and nonprofits. She also represents school districts, and governmental entities. Stephanie regularly defends companies facing discrimination, harassment, retaliation, class actions, and other claims under federal, state, and local laws, including the Fair Labor Standards Act, Title VII, ADA, FMLA, USERRA, and the Texas Commission on Human Rights Act. She advises and counsels employers on minimizing the risks of litigation, developing employment policies, and drafting and enforcing employment and severance agreements, including those with non-competition, non solicitation, and non-disclosure provisions.
Stephanie represents clients in administrative agency investigations, and regularly conducts training courses for employees, supervisors and managers on various employment issues including discrimination and sexual harassment, leave issues under the FMLA, ADA and workers’ compensation regulations, and wage issues under the FLSA.
She also represents business clients in the area of commercial litigation and has particular experience defending complex business litigation and arbitration matters, such as general contract, indemnity disputes, Longshore and Harbor Workers' Compensation Act, Jones Act, deceptive trade practice, fraud, fiduciary duty, maritime and tortious interference claims.
Scott McIntyre, a partner with BakerHostetler, is an experienced litigator who provides counsel concerning sensitive internal matters and corporate compliance concerns, including joint employment, independent contractor liability, and employee privacy and data security. He has tried multiple cases on behalf of employers, including a victory on behalf of a national employer client in a high-stakes lawsuit filed by the EEOC as Plaintiff and a successful 2019 jury trial in federal court. He is board certified as a specialist in employment and labor law and is ranked by Chambers USA; Best Lawyers; Super Lawyers and maintains the AV rating by Martindale. Scott's practice encompasses the full range of employment litigation across multiple industry sectors, as well as counseling of union and non-union employers on litigation avoidance strategies and best practices. As a former clerk to a United States Court of Appeals Judge for the Seventh Circuit, Scott also maintains an active appellate practice. Scott is the past president of the Cincinnati and Northern Kentucky Federal Bar Association and currently serves as an appointed member of the Ohio Supreme Court’s Commission on the Rules of Practice and Procedure.