If an employment relationship goes south, parties on both sides stand to suffer significant harm. Employers may incur damage to their market position, sizable financial penalties, and even threats to the continuity of their business, while employees may be deprived of recompense for unlawful workplace treatment. Employers and employees alike benefit from counsel who can successfully navigate the complexities of local, state, and federal laws and regulations as well as a swiftly evolving workforce landscape.
Cohen Williams counsels clients on the full spectrum of employment-related issues, including contract drafting and review, restrictive covenants/non-competes, requests for reasonable accomodation, trade secrets, reductions in force, and regulatory compliance. Our experience representing employers and employees provides clients on both sides of the table with a valuable advantage: the ability to stay one step ahead by anticipating challenges before they arise. We draw on this insight to formulate pragmatic strategies that mitigate exposure while advancing our clients' goals.
The CW team represents clients in a range of forums, including state and federal trial and appellate courts, arbitrations, and regulatory agencies. Our lawyers' ample first-chair jury trial experience, as well as our background in government service, equips us with the advocacy skills to litigate even the toughest employment claim. While we make every effort to dispose of disputes before they escalate to trial, we are well-prepared to advocate aggressively in the courtroom. Recently, for instance, we secured a complete defense verdict for our client, a labor union accused of constructive termination, retaliation, and failure to prevent retaliation, following an 11-day jury trial in Los Angeles Superior Court.
We serve as trusted advisors and strategic partners, cultivating ongoing relationships with numerous employers nationwide. In addition to our counsel on day-to-day issues and legal disputes, we work with clients to develop solutions that support their long-term growth. We also help clients uphold their hard-earned reputations in today's litigious environment. Our team designs workplace trainings, drafts employee handbooks, and reviews and revises policies to minimize risk and maximize compliance.
On the employee side, we aid executives and other high-level employees in navigating various stages of the employment relationship, from initial contracts to severance agreements and other exit concerns. In instances of wrongful termination, we guide clients toward a pre-litigation mutual resolution that allows both parties to part ways productively while meeting their objectives.