Cited in The Best Lawyers in America as a Lawyer of the Year on multiple occasions, Pete represents employers in virtually all aspects of labor and employment law for a broad client base, including private and public employers ranging in size from 20 to more than 200,000 employees as well as countless charitable, arts, and education institutions and foundations. A full-service labor lawyer with a regional, national, and international practice, Pete has assisted clients in all 50 states and more than 50 countries and provinces – in the areas of litigation, traditional labor matters, strategic planning, compliance and various business deals.
On the litigation side, Pete routinely defends allegations of wrongful discharge, discrimination, retaliation, sexual harassment, ERISA violations, breach of contract, and a variety of other employment claims. He has experience guiding employers through non-compete and trade secret cases, wage/hour investigations, class/collective actions and workforce reorganizations. He also assists schools and universities as they navigate the unique laws that apply to them and defends military/government contractors and various industries in matters involving Qui Tam, the False Claims Act, the FDA, RICO, the Foreign Corrupt Practices Act, and various statutory whistleblower claims. Often tapped for high stakes litigation defense due to the number of parties, the amount in controversy, or the complexity of the case, Pete has been recognized among America’s Top 100 Bet-The-Company Litigators.