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Baker & Hostetler LLP
WASHINGTON, DC 20036-5304
United States
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Peter Fischer is a labor and employment litigator focusing on the hospitality and food service industries. He provides strategic advice to owners and management companies nationwide on the prevention of employment litigation, regulatory compliance and labor relations. Peter gives his clients practical, preventive advice to help decision-makers in key aspects of employee relations avoid disputes before they become larger concerns. Peter helps employers and owners devise successful labor strategies and negotiate complex union agreements, and when disputes arise, he routinely represents management interests before the National Labor Relations Board, the EEOC and federal courts around the United States.

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United States > Labor and employment > Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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Peter FischerBaker & Hostetler LLP

Led by David Grant in Washington DC, the practice at Baker & Hostetler LLP is experienced in handling multiparty employment disputes, class actions and individual private-plaintiff actions. A team comprising New York-based Amy Traub, Houston’s Dennis Duffy and Patrick Muldowney in Orlando defended Cost Containment Group in a class action enforcement lawsuit filed by the EEOC on behalf of a class of former employees accusing the company of religious discrimination. Melissa Siebert in Chicago obtained a favorable judgement for Southwest Airlines after plaintiffs alleged that Southwest violated the Illinois Biometric Information Privacy Act. The group also handles a variety of matters for McDonald’s. Other recommended individuals are Eric Barnum in Atlanta, Joel GriswoldKevin Shaughnessy and Joyce Ackerbaum Cox in Orlando, Edward Friedman and Drew Tipton in Houston, as well as the Los Angeles-based Margaret Rosenthal. M. Scott McIntyre in Cincinnati, Gregory Mersol and Martin Wymer in Cleveland, Jennifer Edwards in Columbus and Peter Fischer in Washington DC are also names to note. The Atlanta office was strengthen by the arrival of Jason D’CruzBrian Harris and Mark Zisholtz in April 2018 from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLPLouis Cannon in Washington DC and Shareef Farag in Los Angeles made partner in January 2018.

United States > Labor and employment > Labor-management relations

Baker & Hostetler LLP has a longstanding labor relations practice, which covers the full spectrum of related matters. Led by Jay Krupin in Washington DC and Patrick Muldowney in Orlando, the team advises clients from, in particular, the media and hospitality sectors on contentious and non-contentious issues. Columbus-based Mike Asensio has more than 25 years of experience and is regularly engaged by private and public sector companies. Daniel Guttman from the same office represented the Ohio Department of Medicaid in an arbitration regarding its ability to unilaterally manage operations under the state’s labor contact in a new way. David GrantPeter Fischer and newly promoted partner Louis Cannon are other key contacts in Washington DC.