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Baker & Hostetler LLP

SUNTRUST CENTER, SUITE 2300, 200 SOUTH ORANGE AVENUE, ORLANDO, FL 32801-3432, USA
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Patrick M. Muldowney

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Baker & Hostetler LLP

Position

Patrick Muldowney advises and represents private- and public-sector management clients regarding traditional labor and employment law issues such as discrimination, sexual harassment, labor-management relations, family and medical leave, public employee rights, minimum wage/overtime compensation and covenants not to compete. Pat handles matters in federal and state courts and before agencies such as the National Labor Relations Board, U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, and Florida Commission on Human Relations. Pat is Co-Leader of the firm’s Labor Relations practice, and he is an adjunct professor in the Master of Human Resources program at Rollins College.


United States: Intellectual property

Trade secrets (litigation and non-contentious matters)

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

Baker & Hostetler LLP handles trade secrets cases arising from employee moves as well as the acquisition and sale of businesses. Orlando-based Joyce Ackerbaum Cox co-heads the practice and is particularly strong in employee movement issues. Also leading the team is Houston-based Edward Friedman, who is skilled in prosecuting non-compete covenants and unfair competition claims. Patrick Muldowney  also works from the Orlando office and advised the homecare agency Almost Family on an issue surrounding a former employee who violated a non-compete clause by working for a competition. In New York, John Siegal acted for FTI Consulting in litigation against Berkeley Research Group alleging trade secrets theft and contractual violations. Houston based Drew Tipton is also recommended.

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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

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 Griswold, Kevin 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’Cruz, Brian Harris and Mark Zisholtz in April 2018 from Morris, Manning & Martin, LLP. Louis Cannon in Washington DC and Shareef Farag in Los Angeles made partner in January 2018.

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Labor-management relations

Within: 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 Grant, Peter Fischer and newly promoted partner Louis Cannon are other key contacts in Washington DC.

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