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Guy Brenner

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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’s interdisciplinary team is led by Joseph Baumgarten and Gregory Rasin, who are based in New York. Anthony Oncidi in Los Angeles and Guy Brenner in Washington DC are acting for Creative Artists Agency in pursuing a punitive damages claim against several of its former agents and United Talent Agency. New York-based Steven Kayman is representing Endurance in a dispute arising from the hire of 13 Chubb executives following ACE’s acquisition of Chubb. Other highlights included representing US Foods in litigation and arbitration proceedings against former executives concerning misappropriation and misuse of confidential information. Nicole Eichberger in New Orleans and Evandro Gigante and Patrick Lamparello in New York made partner.

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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

Singled out for sports, entertainment and retail sector work, Proskauer Rose LLP acts for Marvel Entertainment, Sony Music, Marc Jacobs, National Hockey League and other large employers. Howard Ganz, who co-chairs the sports law group, Elise Bloom, labor expert Neil Abramson and Adam Lupion are representing Major League Baseball and all 30 of its clubs in a wage and hour putative class action with minor league baseball players alleging that they are owed minimum and overtime wages. Bettina Plevan and Kathleen McKenna handle disputes ranging from racial discrimination to sexual harassment cases, often on behalf of law firms. Other work for the practice included handling class actions that challenged unpaid internships, breach of contract claims and enforcing restrictive covenants. Joseph Baumgarten and Gregory Rasin head the department, which consists of specialist teams, including Elise Bloom’s and Boston-based Mark Batten’s class and collective actions group. Keisha-Ann Gray, Zachary Fasman, senior counsel Harris Mufson and Allan Bloom are recommended, along with Los Angeles-based Anthony Oncidi and Chicago’s Steven Pearlman and Nigel Telman. Guy Brenner and Connie Bertram, who are in Washington DC, and John Barry, who splits his time between New York and Newark, are also noted, as is Boca Raton-based special employment law counsel Jurate Schwartz. Evandro Gigante, Patrick Lamparello and New Orleans-based Nicole Eichberger made partner. Katharine Parker is now a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. Attorneys are based in New York unless stated otherwise.

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Workplace and employment counseling

Within: Next generation lawyers

Guy Brenner - Proskauer Rose LLP

Within: Workplace and employment counseling

Proskauer Rose LLP provides daily advice to leading clients from a range of sectors, including media, sports, higher education and retail. Well-known law firms also retain the firm, with Bettina Plevan and Kathleen McKenna providing day-to-day advice on complex matters. Erika Collins co-heads the international labor and employment group, with recent matters including ongoing assistance to an online retailer with its global bonus program, payouts for employee terminations and leaves of absence. Keisha-Ann Gray leads on discrimination mandates and Washington DC’s Connie Bertram is well regarded for whistleblowing and C-suite disputes. The team’s recent workload included OFCCP audits, internal investigations and compliance with wage and hour laws. Gregory Rasin heads the department with Joseph Baumgarten, who has expertise in advising on internal investigations, restrictive covenants and the labor and employment aspects of corporate transactions, among other matters. Boca Raton’s Allan Weitzman, Chicago’s Nigel Telman, Washington DC’s Guy Brenner and Los Angeles’ Anthony Oncidi are names to note, along with Chicago-based associate Amanda Wiley, who is a rising star. Patrick Lamparello, Evandro Gigante and New Orleans-based Nicole Eichberger were all promoted to partner and Katharine Parker left to serve as a magistrate judge in the Southern District of New York. Named partners are based in New York, unless stated otherwise.

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