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Hope B. Eastman is Co-Chair of the Employment Law Group. Ms. Eastman has more than 30 years experience representing a variety of businesses, trade associations, and non-profit organizations in all areas of employment law, including age, gender, race, and disability discrimination; sexual and other harassment; wage and hour matters; and non-competition disputes. A significant portion of the practice involves representing employers before the EEOC, the OFCCP, the Department of Labor, other fede…
Jay Fries graduated cum laude from Washington and Lee University and received his law degree from the Law School of the College of William and Mary, where he served as an editor of the Law Review. Jay represents employers in all areas of labor and employment law, including discrimination, wage and hour, unfair labor practice and employment tort cases. He is an active member of the Maryland, Virginia and Baltimore County bar associations, and the Labor Law Section of the American Bar Associati…
Frank Laws leads the firm’s Litigation Department, a team of lawyers spanning a wide range of litigation experience and expertise. Focusing on finding business solutions to business problems, Mr. Laws has successfully litigated commercial cases throughout the country. Aside from the usual contract disputes and business torts, the subject matters have included cattle rustling, copyright infringement, the uniform commercial code, agricultural issues, government authority , and land use is…
Emmett F. McGee is a Partner and Litigation Manager in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. McGee represents employers in all aspects of employment law and human resource management, including employment discrimination, wage and hour issues, and affirmative action planning. In addition to advice and counsel on a broad range of employment issues, Mr. McGee’s practice includes litigation in state and federal courts throughout the country, as well as before administrative agencie…
Mr. O’Meally is an equity member of the labor and education department at Hodes, Pessin & Katz, P.A., and has worked closely with superintendents, boards of education, private schools, and private sector employers for over twenty years on a wide-variety of matters including collective bargaining, employment litigation, student discipline and special education, drug and alcohol issues, construction and procurement issues, and Open Meetings Act compliance. A 1984 graduate of the Unive…
Larry R. Seegull is a Shareholder in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Seegull represents both private and public sector employers in all areas of labor and employment law. He advises clients on compliance, litigation avoidance, and limiting liability with respect to the full complement of employment decisions, ranging from hiring to discipline and termination. Mr. Seegull also defends clients in all types of employment-related litigation, arbitration and agency investigations, i…
Stephen M. Silvestri is a Shareholder in the Baltimore office of Jackson Lewis P.C. Mr. Silvestri has nearly 30 years of experience representing companies, public sector employers, and institutions of higher learning in complex labor disputes, and has acted as their chief spokesperson and bargaining strategist in negotiations throughout the country. His practice also includes union avoidance, EEO trials in state and federal courts, employee benefits litigation, labor arbitrations and WARN Act…
Joel Smith has served as legal counsel and advisor to elected officers and representatives of labor and civic organizations on the local, national and state levels. He has represented workers in occupations as diverse as national professional sports, television, movies, theater arts, building trades, fire and emergency medical services, public schools, community college and undergraduate instruction, retail sales, manufacturing, public transit and heavy industry. Mr. Smith helped organize the…
Keith J. Zimmerman represents both private and public sector labor unions in contract negotiations, representation cases, unfair labor practice proceedings, discipline and discharge cases, interest and rights arbitrations, and in impasse and fact finding proceedings. He has a wide range of experience in both civil and criminal litigation, having appeared on behalf of his clients before administrative agencies, in district and circuit trial courts, and in Maryland’s appellate courts. Mr….
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