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Proskauer’s Labor & Employment lawyers have a deep bench of experience in 17 distinct practice areas covering every area of labor and employment law. The group handles the complete range of sophisticated litigation, trial, appellate and counseling, as well as traditional labor relations and collective bargaining matters. Dubbed a “powerhouse” by Chambers USA and “amazing strategists” with “fantastic technical know-how” by Chambers Europe, Proskauer’s L&E Department is one of the strongest practices in the world with over 160 lawyers across the U.S., London, Paris and Beijing. In addition to receiving the highest rankings in US Legal 500, the practice was honored in 2014 by Chambers Global with a first-tier ranking in the United States, in 2013 by Chambers USA with a nationwide first-tier ranking as well as the 2012 “Award for Excellence in Labor & Employment.” The American Lawyer ranked Proskauer among the top three nationwide for labor and employment litigation, noting that clients retain Proskauer when their "company's reputation is on the line" and "managing the public face of litigation" is of utmost importance.

We field experienced teams covering every aspect of labor and employment law. We have long been the leading firm for traditional labor-management relations disputes and also rank high in the complex field of class and collective actions, with a particular focus on wage and hour class actions. Similarly our executive compensation, employee benefits and ERISA litigation practice is highly ranked among the best in US Legal 500 and Chambers USA. Our immigration lawyers have been praised by Chambers for understanding of both the law and the business needs of our clients and Chambers has singled out our sports practice as the world’s best. With a number of former government officials in our department, we have a unique seat at the table as groundbreaking labor and employment laws such as the Americans with Disabilities Act, Employee Free Choice Act, Family and Medical Leave Act and a host of other new legislation and regulations are considered, shaped and debated.