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Labor and Employment Practice


United States: Labor and employment

Labor and employment disputes (including collective actions): defense

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

The 'very experienced and knowledgeable' team at Winston & Strawn LLP is led by Michael Roche and assists clients from a variety of industry sectors, including banking, energy, retail, food and beverage. Joe Torres successfully represented Caterpillar in an impact collective action age discrimination lawsuit after multiple employees alleged the company’s termination and distribution of a supplemental unemployment benefit (SUB) had an adverse impact on certain employees based on age. Daniel Fazio obtained a win for his client Fannie Mae after a former employee alleged violations of the Age Discrimination in Employment Act and Title VII. The strong client portfolio further includes Accenture, LVMH, and Marsh & McLennan Companies. Rex Sessions and Joan Fife in San Francisco both have more than 30 years of experience. In Los Angeles, Laura Petroff is experienced in trade secrets and non-competes, while Monique Ngo-Bonnici specializes in wage-and-hour claims; associate Jason Campbell is also noted. Derek Barella left for Schiff Hardin LLP in September 2018. Named individuals are based in Chicago except where indicated otherwise.

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Labor-management relations

Within: Labor-management relations

Winston & Strawn LLP is appreciated for being 'very experienced and knowledgeable'. The team handles labor matters for a variety of clients, in particular from the manufacturing, energy, construction, and healthcare sectors. Chair of the firm's labor and employment practice, Michael Roche, is based in Chicago. The group's client portfolio includes longstanding clients such as Caterpillar and LVMH. Washington DC's William Miossi, who is 'practical, extremely knowledgeable and very responsive', has more than 30 years of experience. Joseph Torres, also in Chicago, is well versed in collective bargaining negotiations and labor disputes. Derek Barella left for Schiff Hardin LLP in September 2018.

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