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Proskauer Rose LLP

1001 PENNSYLVANIA AVE, N.W., SUITE 600 SOUTH, WASHINGTON, DC 20004-2533, USA
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Guy Brenner

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Proskauer Rose LLP

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Labor & Employment

Position

Guy Brenner is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Non-Compete & Trade Secrets Group. He represents employers in employment and labor litigation and counseling, focusing on non-compete and trade secrets issues, medical and disability leave matters, employee/independent contractor classification issues, and the investigation and litigation of whistleblower claims. He has represented employers in single-plaintiff and class action matters, as well as in arbitration proceedings. Guy advises federal government contractors and subcontractors on Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP) regulations and requirements, including preparing affirmative action plans, responding to desk audits, and more.


United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Within: Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

Proskauer Rose LLP has 'a deep understanding of how to navigate difficult waters' in trade secrets and provides 'business-oriented advice to achieve the desired outcomes while mitigating risk'. Practice head Anthony Oncidi is based in Los Angeles and acted for Creative Artists Agency (CAA) in a claim against United Talent Agency and former CAA employees who joined the company. Another name of note is new York-based  John Barry, who 'is good at getting to the facts of the situation' and 'applying them to achieve the desired results'. He worked alongside Guy Brenner for Fresenius Kabi in its acquisition of a restraining order against a former senior employee who joined a competitor.

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United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

Within: Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

The labor and employment department at Proskauer Rose LLP has a strong market reputation and is praised for 'always focusing on the clients' best interest'. Led by the experienced Elise Bloom and Neil Abramson, the team is regularly engaged by corporates, universities, sport leagues, and other law firms. Bloom, Howard Ganz and Adam Lupion represent the Major League Baseball (MLB) in an ongoing wage-and-hour putative class action brought by minor league baseball players alleging violations of the Fair Labor Standards Act and various state wage-and-hour laws before the Ninth Circuit. Lupion and Joseph Baumgarten acted for the National Hockey League (NHL) when, after more than five years of litigation, the wrongful death lawsuit filed by the parents of a former player was dismissed. Nigel Telman in Chicago, who has 'an exceptional approach and is customer focused', acts for McDonald's in various matters. The impressive client portfolio also includes UBS, the NFL and MetLife. Mark Batten in Boston settled a class action case for Harvard University in connection with the challenging of independent contractor status. Los Angeles' Anthony Oncidi is particularly active in the entertainment industry. Further recommended individuals are Bettina Plevan, Allan Bloom, Lloyd Chinn, Steven Hurd, Kathleen McKenna, John Barry, and Evandro Gigante. Chicago's key contact is Steven Pearlman and Newark's Lawrence Sandak and Joseph O’Keefe. Special counsel Jurate Schwartz in Boca Raton, Guy Brenner in Washington DC, Keisha-Ann Gray and counsel Rachel Philion are also noted. Harris Mufson made partner in November 2018. The practice lost its former head Connie Bertram to Polsinelli PC in September 2018. Named attorneys are based in New York except where indicated otherwise.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Next Generation Partners

Guy Brenner - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Proskauer Rose LLP fields a team of 'premier advisers in the profession', possessing 'significant expertise in US employment law'. The team handles investigations, compliance and advisory matters for corporations, universities and, famously, several professional sports leagues. The practice is jointly led by Neil Abramson and Elise Bloom. Work highlights included representing CBS in an investigation looking into sexual harassment allegations against a former talk show host; the lead partner on this investigation was Bettina Plevan, who is widely recognized for her expertise in counseling clients in employment matters. Together with Howard Robbins, Plevan also advised the Metropolitan Opera on an investigation of a former conductor. Erika Collins specializes in advising on international and cross-border workplace issues and is praised for her ‘astonishing breadth of knowledge, which is coupled with a practical, strategic approach’. Chicago’s Nigel Telman is regularly engaged by McDonald’s to handle day-to-day counseling and internal investigations. Sports leagues clients include the NFL and NHL, and the firm also advises several media organizations. Kathleen McKenna is a key contact for other law firms in sensitive matters. Washington DC-based Guy Brenner, Keisha-Ann Gray, Evandro Gigante are further noted individuals. Harris Mufson made partner in November 2018. The practice’s former head Connie Bertram left for Polsinelli PC in September 2018, and Michelle Gyves joined Katten Muchin Rosenman LLP in 2019. Named attorneys are based in New York, except when indicated otherwise.

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