Evandro Gigante is a senior counsel in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration group. He represents and counsels clients through a variety of labor and employment matters, including allegations of race, gender, national origin, disability and religious discrimination, sexual harassment, wrongful discharge, defamation and breach of contract. Evandro also counsels employers through reductions-in-force and advises clients on restrictive covenant issues, such as confidentiality, non-compete and non-solicit agreements.
With a focus on discrimination and harassment matters, Evandro has extensive experience representing clients before federal and state courts. He has tried cases in court and before arbitrators and routinely represents clients before administrative agencies such as the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, as well as state and local human rights commissions.
Evandro also represents clients in traditional labor law matters, including collective bargaining negotiations and labor arbitrations, as well as proceedings before the National Labor Relations Board. In addition, Evandro advises clients on labor matters that arise in union and non-union workplaces.
Working in a wide range of industries, Evandro has experience representing clients in financial services (including hedge funds and private equity firms), professional sports, publishing, media, retail, law firms, social service providers and others. Evandro also advises charter schools and other not-for-profit organizations on labor and employment matters on a pro bono basis.
Outside of his legal work, Evandro is a member of the Board of Directors of Practice Makes Perfect, a not-for-profit devoted to closing the summer leaning gap for inner city youth.