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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Lawrence Baer

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Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

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Lawrence Baer is counsel in Weil’s Employment Litigation Practice. His practice focuses primarily on labor and employment issues facing debtor-employers while operating under the protection of US bankruptcy laws, including restructuring obligations under collective bargaining agreements and pension plans. Mr. Baer also represents employers in unfair labor practice and union representation proceedings before the NLRB, including collective bargaining, labor arbitration, and union-related litigation, and regularly represents employers in other employment-related litigation, including judicial actions and administrative proceedings regarding employment discrimination laws, wage-and-hour litigation, and employee benefits and ERISA matters.

Education

SUNY Albany (BA, magna cum laude, 1980); University of Buffalo School of Law (JD, 1983).


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

The well-reputed team at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP in New York handles class action litigation, single-plaintiff cases, and restrictive covenant disputes, and has particular expertise in wage-and-hour and discrimination claims. Jeffrey Klein leads the team and has over 30 years of experience. He successfully defended Sterling Jewelers (together with co-counsel Seyfarth Shaw LLP) in a 44,000-plaintiff class arbitration on alleged gender discrimination. Employment expert Gary Friedman is representing Nuance in a putative class and collective action involving claims of breach of contract, fraud and violations. Klein and Friedman were also engaged by HCTec in a wage-and-hour putative collective action filed in Nashville. Klein continues to represent Perella Weinberg Partners (PWP) in an $80m lawsuit filed by terminated employees. Other notable practitioners are Nicholas Pappas, counsel Lawrence Baer and senior associate Ami Zweig.

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