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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Isabel Crosby

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DLA Piper LLP (US)

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Isabel works closely with employers at all stages of the employment relationship. Drawing on over a decade of extensive employment litigation experience, Isabel proactively assess the risks and costs associated with litigation to offer employers not only exceptional legal advice but also practical business solutions. Isabel’s overarching objective is to address legal risks and minimize her clients' future legal costs and potential liability.

Isabel has successfully defended employers against claims relating to all aspects of the employment relationship in state and federal courts, as well as before state and federal agencies, and she has significant experience defending against wage and hour claims throughout the country whether brought under the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), its state law counterparts, or pursuant to contract. Isabel draws on this litigation experience in conducting internal investigations with respect to incidents of workplace violence, allegations of sexual misconduct among coworkers, disparate impact where worker retention is a concern, workplace bullying, and allegations of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.

In addition, Isabel is a frequent speaker and writer on wage and hour issues, and she is an editor of The Labor Dish, DLA Piper's employment blog highlighting legal issues important to US employers. Isabel is also the chair of DLA Piper Dallas' Diversity and Inclusion Committee and is a delegate for the firm's Leadership Alliance for Women (LAW) group.


JD, University of Texas; BA, University of Texas

United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

DLA Piper LLP (US) is regularly engaged in class action, discrimination, harassment and retaliation cases. The team represented Octagon in a case examining the fee-sharing agreements between two sports agents and Octagon and whether these agreements are enforceable. In San Diego, Mary Dollarhide represented Teleperformance US in a FLSA collective action brought on behalf of 535 call center workers claiming unpaid overtime. The firm also represented USF Reddaway in a wage and hour class action case, and in a case alleging harassment and discrimination. Key contacts also include Joseph Alan Piesco, Brian Kaplan and Daniel Turinsky in New York, as well as Joseph Domenick Guarino in New Jersey, and Margaret Keane in San Francisco. In Dallas, Marc Katz, who is managing partner of the office, and Isabel Crosby, who joined from Hunton Andrews Kurth LLP in 2018, are also noted. In March 2018, former department head Michael Sheehan left the firm for McDermott Will & Emery LLP, and not long after, in April 2018, a team including Rachel Cowen, Ron Holland and Maria Rodriguez made the same move. In July 2018, Ryan Vann joined the firm in Chicago from Baker McKenzie LLP.

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  • Sentencing guidelines for corporate manslaughter

    In February 2010 the Sentencing Guidelines Council (the SGC) issued definitive guidelines to courts on imposing appropriate sentences for corporate manslaughter and health and safety offences causing death. The SGC states that fines imposed on companies found guilty of corporate manslaughter should not fall below £500,000, while fines in respect of health and safety offences that are a significant cause of death should be at least £100,000. Crucially, the SGC declined to provide for a fixed link between the imposed fine and the turnover or profitability of the offending company.

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