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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

Winston & Strawn LLP defends employers in a range of contentious matters, including claims filed by single plaintiffs, by multiple plaintiff and in major class and collective actions. In a recent matters, Daniel Fazio has been defending Fannie Mae in a Supreme Court case alleging violations of the ADEA and Title VII. Rex Sessions is defending LVMH in several matters, including wage and hour, and discrimination cases. Joseph Torres is representing Caterpillar Inc in a disparate impact collective action age discrimination lawsuit. Abbott Laboratories, Accenture and United States Women’s National Soccer Team are also clients. Key contacts among the team also include Washington DC-based William Miossi, the ‘superbJoan Tucker Fife in San Francisco, Aviva Grumet-Morris, Stephen Sheinfeld in New York, as well as Marcus Torrano and Laura Petroff, who are based in Los Angeles. Michael Roche heads the team and Michael Mulhern recently retired. Named individuals are based in Chicago unless otherwise stated.

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Labor-management relations

Within: Labor-management relations

Winston & Strawn LLP’s Joseph Torres is ‘a real expert in the field’, ‘a great communicator’ and ‘able to cut right to the core of any issue’. Based in Chicago, Torres teamed up with Derek Barella to assist Caterpillar with its response to the United Auto Workers’ 450-worker strong campaign at an Ohio distribution centre. In another recent highlight, Washington DC-based William Miossi represented Liberty Maritime in a dispute arising from the failure to renegotiate employee wages, benefits and other economic terms, and its disagreement with the Marine Engineers’ Beneficial Association over the need for arbitration.

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