Employment litigation is among the fastest growing areas of civil litigation, and corporate employers are hit with an increasing amount of new wage-and-hour, benefits or regulatory-compliance lawsuits every day. Headline-grabbing protests have sparked complaints across the country of insufficient wages or missing overtime pay, and corporate employers need effective, knowledgeable counsel more than ever.

Singled out for its employment successes on The National Law Journal's "Defense Hot List" and by The College of Labor and Employment Lawyers, Shook, Hardy & Bacon's employment litigation team exclusively represents corporate employers—including as national counsel for a number of Fortune 500 companies throughout the United States.  Our approach is distinguished by our creative, cost-effective litigation strategies, and we often blur the traditional litigation specialty lines to offer clients the breadth of Shook's world-class litigation experience. 

Our attorneys focus on early case evaluation, effective motion practice and favorable summary judgment outcomes, as well as jury trials. In addition, this practice has extensive experience representing clients before the entire spectrum of quasi-judicial tribunals, including the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, the U.S. Department of Labor, the National Labor Relations Board, state and local administrative agencies, and in alternative dispute resolution proceedings.