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Steven D. Hurd is a partner in the Labor & Employment Law Department and co-head of the Employment Litigation & Arbitration Practice Group and Media & Entertainment Industry Group.

For over 20 years, Steve‚Äôs practice has been concentrated in the area of employment litigation. He provides advice to clients concerning litigation avoidance, litigation strategy, and alternative forms of dispute resolution. Steve has extensive trial and appellate experience, in both federal and state courts focusing on claims of alleged individual and class discrimination, sexual harassment, wage and hour violations, FINRA, whistleblowing and retaliation, defamation, fraud, breach of contract, wrongful discharge, and other statutory and common law claims.

In addition to his litigation experience, Steve helps his clients stay in compliance with the ever-changing employment laws and regulations with respect to FLSA and state law wage and hour requirements by providing advice and conducting comprehensive audits. Steve also conducts investigations pertaining to reductions-in-force and individual employee terminations, as well as claims of gender, race, national origin, and disability discrimination.

Steve has litigated employment related lawsuits in federal and state courts around the U.S., including in Arkansas, California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kansas, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Jersey, New York, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, Texas, Virginia and the District of Columbia.

A noted speaker and author on employment-related topics, Steve has been quoted in a variety of media outlets including Reuters, Employment Law360, Forbes, Bloomberg Radio, Business Insurance, Human Resource Executive, Daily Labor Report, and Corporate Counsel.