- Represented international manufacturer of musical instruments alleging claims against former chief executive officer for interference with client’s business following the termination of his employment agreement and defending breach of contract claims.
- Represented international automotive parts manufacturer alleging claims of fraud against supplier and seeking declaratory judgment regarding enforceability of commercial contract.
- Represented national insurance company in action against former high-ranking employee who moved to competitor alleging breach of non-solicitation agreements, misappropriation of trade secrets, computer trespass, and related unfair competition claims.
- Represented provider of commercial HVAC services in action against former employees who started competing company alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, computer trespass, and related unfair competition claims.
- Represented recycling company in action against former employees who moved to competitor alleging misappropriation of trade secrets, breach of non-competition agreement, and related claims.
- Represented toy manufacturer in defense of breach of contract action involving sale of goods.
- Represented medical supply company in defense of claims by former sales representative alleging sex discrimination and sexual harassment claims based on purported disparities in pay and promotion opportunities.
- Zusy v. International Medical Group, Inc., 500 F.Supp.2d 1087 (S.D. Ind. June 12, 2007): Obtained summary judgment on claims by client’s former general counsel for breach of contract.
Collective and Class Actions
- Represent national transportation company defending multiple nationwide FLSA collective actions involving 3500 current and former drivers.
- Represented dialysis provider defending putative statewide collective action in Tennessee.
- Represented lending institution in defense of putative collective action alleging overtime claims on behalf of call center employees in Indiana, Ohio, and New York.
- Howard v. Ray's LLC, 2011 WL 4625735 (S.D. Ind. September 30, 2011): Denying plaintiff's motion for class certification and granting summary judgment to client.
- Carter v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2009 WL 4790761 (N.D. Ind. 2009): In putative collective and class action, dismissing plaintiffs' breach of contract, Indiana wage statute, and quantum meruit claims as preempted by federal labor law.
- Murray v. Tyson Foods, Inc., 2009 WL 322241 (C.D. Ill. February 9, 2009): Granting partial summary judgment to client on ground plaintiffs' state-law wage claims were preempted by federal labor law and denying plaintiffs' motion for class certification as moot.
- Represent client in challenging arbitrator's award of millions in fees to client's former attorneys relating to patent enforcement matters.
- D.R. Horton, Inc. v. N.L.R.B., 737 F.3d 344 (5th Cir. 2013). Successfully represented D.R. Horton (with Ron Chapman, Jr.) in challenging new NLRB rule banning class and collective action waivers in employment arbitration agreements.
- NLRB v. Noel Canning, No. 12-1281 (U.S. Supreme Court). Represented Council on Labor Law Equality (with Hal Coxson) as amicus in case challenging scope of President's authority to make Recess Appointments.
- Unite Here Local 355 v. Mulhall, No. 12-99 (U.S. Supreme Court). Represented Council on Labor Law Equality (with Hal Coxson) as amicus in case addressing scope of unions' ability to force employers to enter neutrality, card-check, and related agreements under the Labor Management Relations Act.
- New York New York, LLC v. NLRB, 676 F.3d 193 (D.C. Cir. 2012). Represented the United States Chamber of Commerce (with Hal Coxson) as amicus challenging new NLRB rule governing access of certain non-employees to employer's property for organizing purposes.
- Griffin v. Sisters of Saint Francis, Inc., 489 F.3d 838 (7th Cir. 2007). Successfully represented client and argued case in which the Seventh Circuit decided as a matter of first impression that a male plaintiff cannot state a claim under the Pregnancy Discrimination Act based on an adverse employment action allegedly taken because of his partner's pregnancy.